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Moon, Snow and Flowers
Performing Arts Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Japan
Performance Date: February 28 (Sun.)
Performance Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
*End time is an estimate and may vary.
*There will be no intermission.

Kabuki   Hagoromo  Onoe Kikunosuke
Shomyo   Kujo Shakujo   Tendai Shomyo Shichiseikai
Shinobue   Kyo no Yoru   Fukuhara Toru
Shinnai   Akegarasu Nochi no Masayume    Shinnai Tagatayu / Tsuruga Kiyosaburo

Kabuki   Sagi Musume   Onoe Kikunosuke
Shakuhachi   Kogarashi   Tanabe Shozan
Sokyoku   Hachi no Ki   Yamase Maiko / Okuyama Mitsuse / Fukuhara Toru
Sho   Banshikicho Choshi   Tono Tamami

Kabuki   Musume Dojoji   Onoe Kikunosuke
Ryukyu Classical Music   Nagushiku Kuwadesa Bushi / Ijuhai Chikuten Bushi   Arakaki Toshimichi / Nakamura Itsuo / Iritakenishi Satoshi / Kushi Daiki
Biwa   Haru no Utage   Shuto Kumiko
Kabuki   Shakkyo   Onoe Kikunosuke


Nagauta:Kineya Mitsuya
Shamisen:Kineya Mitaro
Hayashi:Mochizuki Tasaku

Ticket Prices(tax included)
1st Grade = 5,000 yen (Students: 3,500 yen)
2nd Grade = 3,000 yen (Students: 2,100 yen)
3rd Grade = 2,000 yen (Students: 1,400 yen)

*Audio guide: No audio guide available.
*Subtitles: No subtitles available.
*English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

Booking Opens

February 11 (Thu.), 2021

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Counter Sales at the Theatre
available from February 12 (Fri.), 2021
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in Japanese

    Included as part of the Japan Cultural Expo, “Moon, Snow and Flowers – Performing Arts Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Japan,” is an event designed to introduce the charm of our traditional performing arts both at home and abroad. Created to highlight the National Theatre’s appreciation of the beauty of Japan, it is based on the concepts of humanity and nature in Japan ― the universal theme of the Japan Cultural Expo.

    This performance presents the theatrical arts that marry Japan’s traditional performing arts ― such as Kabuki, Hōgaku (Traditional Japanese Music), Gagaku (Japanese Court Music), Shōmyō (JapaneseBuddhist Chant) and Ryukyuan performing arts ― with technological art by using projection mapping.

    It features a newly created production, which is based on the Japan Cultural Expo Special Performance that took place on March 14, 2020 without an audience.

    In Japan, there is the tradition among our people to pay attention to, classify and appreciate the feelings they sense by observing and experiencing nature and its varying themes through all of the seasons. Today’s performance focuses on the theme, “Moon, Snow and Flowers,” and presents condensed, simplified dance and musical performances according to each aspect of the theme in a relay style.

    The connection with nature that has been cultivated by our ancestors for years is in line with the theme “Moon, Snow and Flowers.” You are sure to enjoy seeing how this remains vividly alive while changing with the times.

    An array of leading performers representing a variety of genres, including Onoe Kikunosuke, a Kabuki actor just appointed as an official supporter of the Japan Cultural Expo, will gather together for this occasion.

    We invite you to experience the wonders of this unique encounter between Japanese traditional performing arts and the technological arts in our Large Theatre.

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