Japan Arts Council

National Noh Theatre Showcase

*Performance Schedule
DATE: Wednesday, July 17
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

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

[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.
*Title and Main performer
Kyogen: BUSU (The Delicious Poison) / Nomura Taichiro (Izumi school)
Noh: KUMASAKA (The Bandit Kumasaka) / Endo Kazuhisa (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., Monday, June 10
*Box office Ticket Counter:
Available from: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 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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BUSU (The Delicious Poison)

The Tarokaja servants are ordered by their master to guard in his absence what they have been told is a deadly poison. Curiosity, however, gets the best of them.

KUMASAKA (The Bandit Kumasaka)

The ghost of the infamous bandit Kumasaka Chohan tells the story of how he was slain by Ushiwakamaru, the young Minamoto no Yoshitsune. With a long-handled sword in hand, Kumasaka makes sweeping movements in all directions as he reenacts the night attack.