Japan Arts Council

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National Noh Theatre Showcase

National Noh Theatre Showcase

*Performance Schedule
DATE: Friday, April 19
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

[Showcase performance visitors only]
*Nohgaku Instruments’ Workshop (in the Nohgakudo lobby) 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy playing the flute, shoulder drum, hip drum, and stick drum. (English interpretation is available.)
Flute: Hirano Fumika, Shoulder drum: Terasawa Yukari, Hip drum: Kakihara Takanori, Stick drum: Ubaura Risa

[For inquiries about the workshop]
Planning and Production Division, National Noh Theatre
TEL: 03-3423-1331 (Weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

*Pre-Performance Talk starts at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Yamashina Yaemon, Kanze School Shite-kata

*The pre-performance talk will be held on the stage, where Yamashina Yaemon will speak about the highlights of the stories.(With Japanese and English subtitles)

*Title and Main performer
Kyogen: KAMABARA (Unsuccessful Sickle Suicide) / Nomura Mannojo (Izumi school)
Noh: TSUCHI-GUMO (The Ground Spider) / Matsuki Chitoshi (Kanze school)
 *Audio guide: No audio guide available.
 *Subtitles: Available in English and Japanese. Displayed on individual screens on front seat backs. 

*Admission (Including Tax)
-Front-stage seat 3,500yen
-Side-stage seat 3,000yen (Students 2,100yen)
-Middle-stage seat 2,500yen (Students 1,800yen)

 Seating Plan

*Reservation (Telephone / Internet):
Available from: 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 10
*Box office Ticket Counter:
Available from: 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 11

*National Theatre Ticket Centre(10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
[Tel.] 0570-07-9900/03-3230-3000 (for some IP phones)

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KAMABARA (Unsuccessful Sickle Suicide)

Taro’s wife angrily chastises him for his habitual laziness. He decides to die by cutting his belly with a sickle, but he cannot quite make himself do it. After many failed attempts …

TSUCHI-GUMO (The Ground Spider)

Minamoto no Raiko is visited by a strange monk who turns out to be the spirit of a ground spider from Mt. Katsuragi. Hitorimusha, one of Raiko’s great warriors, is ordered by his master to lead his men to Mt. Katsuragi to vanquish the spider. The dramatic battle scene that follows, in which the spider’s threads cover the stage, is what makes this particular performance so popular.