Concert of Traditional Music – Cancellation of Performance

※This concert has been cancelled in order to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus. If you have purchased a ticket, it will be refunded. Please be sure to apply for a refund within the announced refund period.   Sunday, March 29, 2020 3-parts: Part 1: doors open 10:30 a.m.; concert star~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & time: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Re-broadcast: Sunday, November 17, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Progr~

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Performances by Honorary Citizens of Shinjuku Ward

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30) Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro, Tsuruga Isekichi, Tou’on Miyata Tetsuo (Living National Treasure, naga’uta), Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo puppet troupe, others, including traditional dancer and drums Shinnai Program: Tokaidochu Hizakur~

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Listen to Interviews with Wakasanojo: Streaming Service

Interviews with Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI are being distributed by the Internet audio distribution service LisBo. The theme of the five-interview series is “Kagurazaka and Shinnai”. In a conversational format, Wakasanojo talks with Mr. Hiroshi Nagaoka, the publisher of the Kagurazaka Community Magazine ~

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Humorous Entertainment from the Edo Period

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:30 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Hanayagi Kihi, Fujima Shinnosuke, others Shinnai-dance program: Dango Uri Other program: rakugo, humorous storytelling, traditional papercutting; father and son magic performance, male geisha ~

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「日本の響・・・草加の陣」第4弾

  日程:令和元年9月15日(日) 開場:13:15、開演:14:00、終演:18:30 出演:鶴賀若狭掾、鶴賀伊勢吉、新内勝志壽、他 場所:草加文化会館ホール アクセス:東武スカイツリーライン(東武伊勢崎線) 獨協大学前<草加松原>駅東口徒歩5分 入場券(全席指定、税込): S席5,500円、A席4,000円、B席3,000円 お問合せ:048-931-9977 (9:00 – 21:00) https://www.confetti-web.com/

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Shinnai Concert: Part III (in 2 parts)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 Part 1: 1 p.m. (doors open 12:30 p.m.; ends 4:00 p.m.) Part 2: 5 p.m. (doors open 4:30 p.m.; ends 7:30 p.m.) Part 2 Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, and others Program: Part 1: 6 shinnai works Part 2: 5 shinnai works Place: Kioi Small Hall (across the street f~

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Enjoy an Evening of Traditional Japanese Entertainment

  Sunday, December 2, 2018 3 p.m. (doors open 2:15 p.m.) Harmony Hall, near the Harmony Hall train station, Fukui city Program: 3 shinnai works, traditional Japanese dance, traditional Japanese magic Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro, Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo, H~

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Classical Japanese Music with Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo

  Saturday, December 15, 2018 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30 p.m.) Large Hall at Icho Hall, 15 minutes’ walk from the JR Hachioji station north exit Program: Kuruma Ningyo puppets Shinnai: Sakura Giminden: Jinbei Watashiba Gidayu: Keisei Koi Bi’kyaku: Ni no Kuchi Mura Shinnai Performers: Joururi: Tsur~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo ~ Shinnai Concert

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Concert starts 6:00 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.) Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo, others Program: 4 shinnai works Tickets: 5,000 yen (no reserved seats) For ~

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Scenery of Edo Period Music (18): The New Yoshiwara District

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Concert starts 6:30 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, others Program: A talk by Watanabe Tamotsu (a critic specializing in kabuki) about the New Yoshiwara District in the Edo P~

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An Evening of Traditional Japanese Entertainment

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Place: Matto Learning Center Concert Hall, Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture Time: Doors open 6 p.m.; performance starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Advance sale, 2,000 yen; day of performance, 2,500 yen (No reserved seats) Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Hanaya~

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Shinnai Concert: Part III (in 2 parts)

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 Place: Kioi Small Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Part 1 Performance starts 1 p.m., ends 4 p.m. Program: 6 shinnai works Part 2 Performance starts 5 p.m., ends 7:30 p.m. Program: 5 shinnai works Performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, and ~

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Torii Yose Performance in Osaka

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 Time: Doors open 6:00 p.m. Performance starts 6:30 p.m. Place: Torii Hall, 4th floor, Kamigata Building Sennichimae 1-7-11, Chuo, Osaka Tickets: 3,000 yen (2,500 yen advance) For advance sale tickets, contact Torii Hall, tel: 06-6211-2506 Performers: Katsura Nanko (rakugo)~

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NHK Radio interview of Tsuruga Wakasanojo

Tsuruga Wakasanojo’s radio interview is available on the NHK radio web site for a limited time. NHK midnight program Click on 2/5, and, in that page, scroll down to 2/6 at 4 a.m. The interview with Tsuruga Wakasanojo starts about 4 1/2 minutes after the beginning of the radio program. The link~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & time: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Re-broadcast: Sunday, January 14, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Program: Is~

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4th Yuzuruha no Kai concert: Shinnai and Gidayu

  Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 Time: Doors open 12:30 p.m. Concert starts 1 p.m. Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Tickets: 4,000 yen; No reserved seats For advance sale tickets, contact the Kioi Hall Ticket Center, tel: 03-3237-0061 The ticket o~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shinnai Concert

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: Doors open 5:30 p.m. Concert starts 6 p.m. Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Tickets: 5,000 yen. No reserved seats For advance sale tickets, contact the Kioi Hall Ticket Center, tel: 03-3237-0061 Tickets can be p~

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“Story of Yoshitsune”: Kinjo School Recital

A five-part performance Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Time: Performance starts 1 p.m.; doors open at noon Place: Yomiuri Hall 7th floor, Yomiuri Building, Yurakucho 1-11-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03-3231-0551 Tickets: 3,000 yen For information, Yomiuri Hall ticket office: 03-3231-0551 Special gu~

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An Evening of Traditional Japanese Entertainment

Enjoyable arts originating in the Edo Period Featuring performances that are easy to understand Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Place: Matto Learning Center Concert Hall, Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture Time: Doors open 6 p.m. Performance starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Advance sale, 2,000 yen Day of perfo~

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Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Performance

Looking to the Future from Amusing Old Works Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 Two performances Afternoon: 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30 p.m.) Evening: 6:30 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) 12:30 to 1:15: Children will perform Sanbaso and other works This part of the program is free. Main program includes Shiba Hama:~

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Shinnai Concert: Part III (in 2 parts)

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Part 1: Doors open 12:30 p.m. Performance starts 1 p.m., ends 3:30 p.m. Program: 5 shinnai works Part 2: Doors open 4 p.m. Performance starts 4:30 p.m., ends 7:00 p.m. Program: 5 shinnai works Part 2 performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, and others Tickets: 5,0~

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Women’s Joururi from East and West Japan (3rd in a series)

Yuzuruha no Kai – Shinnai and Gidayu: Keiseikoi Bikyaku   Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. (doors open 12:30 p.m.) Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Tickets: 4,000 yen; no reserved seats For information and tickets, contact the Kio~

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Special Concert

In honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Tsuruga Wakasanojo I, and Ceremony in honor of Tsuruga Isekichi becoming iemoto of the Bunke branch of the Tsuruga school of shinnai   Dates: Sunday, November 20, 2016 Time: Doors open 12:30 p.m. The first part starts at 1 p.m. The second part s~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & time: Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Re-broadcast: Sunday, October 2, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Program: Kamagafuc~

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Traditional Japanese Music Concerts

50th Anniversary of the Opening of the National Theatre All of the main performers are Living National Treasures. Dates: October 8, 9, and 10, 2016 Shinnai: October 9 Joururi: Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shamisen: Shinnai Nakasaburo, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro Place: Small Theatre, National Theatre, Hayabusa-cho 4-1~

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PART III Shinnai Concert

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016 Place: Small Hall (5F), Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Two-part concert Part 1: Doors open 12:30 p.m. Concert starts 1 p.m.: 5 shinnai works Part 1 ends 3:30 p.m. Joururi: Tsuruga Isekichi, others Part 2: Doors open 4 p.m. Concert starts 4:30 p.m~

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An Evening of Traditional Japanese Entertainment

Noh, Shinnai, and Traditional Japanese Dance Featuring easy-to-understand Noh and enjoyable shinnai Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Place: Matto Learning Center Concert Hall, Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture Time: Doors open 6 p.m.; performance starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Advance sale, 2,000 yen; day of~

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Preliminary Announcement – Special Concert

In honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Tsuruga Wakasanojo I and Ceremony in honor of Tsuruga Isekichi becoming iemoto of the Bunke branch of the Tsuruga school of shinnai Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016 Time: Doors open 12:30 p.m.; performance starts 1 p.m. Place: National Theatre Tickets~

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Tsuruhachi Tsurujiro: a play with shinnai

  In the play, Tsuruhachi is a professional shinnai narrator/singer, and Tsurujiro is his shamisen accompanist. The story has to do with their relationship. Guest performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Shinnai Katsu’ichiro, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro Dates: August 3 (Weds.) to August 7 (Sund~

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Kagurazaka and Shinnai

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 Time: 14:00 – 16:15 (doors open 13:30) Program: * Informal speech by Tsuruga Wakasanojo about his life in Kagurazaka * Tsuruga Isekichi performs shinnai Tickets: 2,000 yen, including tea and a sweet Reservations are required. Seats are not reserved. For information and t~

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PART III Shinnai Concert

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Two-part concert: Part 1: Doors open 12:30 p.m. Concert starts 1 p.m. Part 1 ends 3:30 p.m. Joururi: Tsuruga Isekichi, others Part 2: Doors open 4 p.m. Concert starts 4:30 p.m. Part 2 end~

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JAPONisme Tokyo Taikai 2016

  Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 (national holiday) Place: Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Annex Tower 5F, Prince Hall The Hotel is about 3 minutes’ walk from the Takanawa exit from Shinagawa station Doors open 12:30 p.m. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: JAPONisme Exposition Lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shinnai Concert

Women of the Meiji Era: Three Works Relating to the Moon Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 Time: 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30 p.m.) Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall Program: Onna Keizu (spring moon) Suigetsu Jowa (rainy season moon) Japanese traditional dancers: Fujima Jinsho, Hanayagi Kihi 13 Ya (Waka~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is in an NHK program in your computer!

Program: NHK WORLD On Demand “TOKYO EYE 2020: The Embassy Take on Tokyo, Part 4: Latvia” NHK WORLD – JAPAN Date and time: Any day, any time, at your convenience Language: English In this program, the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia in Japan and his wife visit various places in Tokyo, incl~

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Special Announcement

On Sunday, November 30, 2016, at the National Theatre, I will hold a special concert in honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Tsuruga Wakasanojo I. The purpose of the concert is to express my appreciation to Tsuruga Wakasanojo I for his many masterpieces that are still being performed, incl~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & time: Saturday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Re-broadcast: Sunday, August 2, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Program: Sen’nichi D~

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Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Performance

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015 Concert starts: 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30 p.m.) At around 1:45 p.m., Sanbaso will be performed as a curtain-raiser Program: Shinnai: Kuzunoha, Yaji-Kita Gidayu: Tsuri Onna Performers: Shinnai: Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI and others Gidayu: Takemoto Koshiko and others Hachioji Kuru~

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Looking at Japanese Culture from Overseas

Performances by Alumni Advisers for Cultural Exchange (designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs)   April 22, 2015 (Wednesday) Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Part 1: 3 p.m. (doors open 2:30 p.m.) Part 2: 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) Reports by Tsu~

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Traditional Japanese Dance and Music: Special Concert

  April 17, 2015 (Friday) National Theatre (Small Theatre) Time: 6:00 p.m. Program: 4 works. The second is: Shinnai work: Kinugawa Monogatari (Dobashi part) Performers: Joururi: Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shamisen: Shinnai Katsu’ichiro, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro Other genres in the program: Kiyomoto (dance), ~

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Edo-Tokyo Cultural Heritage Festival

  Part 2: The Living Spirit of the Edo Period Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 Time: 1 p.m. (doors open 12:30 p.m.) Approximate time of end of performance: 4 p.m. Program of Traditional Edo Performing Arts includes: Tsuruga Wakasanojo: Akegarasu Yume Awayuki: Yukizeme Place: Tokyo University (Hongo ~

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Shinnai Concert: Part III (in 2 parts)

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Part 1: Doors open 12:30 p.m.; Performance starts 1 p.m., ends 3:30 p.m. Program: 5 shinnai works Part 2: Doors open 4 p.m.; Performance starts 4:30 p.m., ends 6:30 p.m. Program: 4 shinnai works Part 2 performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, and others Tic~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI performs in Paris

Place: Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris Grand Hall, level 3 101 bis, quai Branly Thursday, November 13, 2014 Friday, November 14, 2014 Both performances start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: 20 Euros; members of MCJP, 16 Euros For reservations, call 01 44 37 95 95 Program (both performances): Shinnai: Wa~

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Women’s Joururi from East and West Japan (1st of a series)

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 Time: 1 p.m. (doors open 12:30 p.m.); performance ends approximately 3:20 p.m. Place: Small Hall (5F) at Kioi Hall (across the street from the Hotel New Otani) Tickets: 4,000 yen; no reserved seats For information and tickets, contact the Kioi Hall Ticket Center, Tel: ~

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Concert to Introduce New Shinnai Natori

  This gala event celebrates 11 shinnai students becoming natori. Special Guest: Sachiko Kobayashi, the “queen of enka” Other featured performers: Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI Tsuruga Isekichi Drums and other instruments: Mochizuki Bokusei V and others Puppets: Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Troup~

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Wakasanojo will appear in 2 TV programs

Wakasanojo will be interviewed in two TV programs this week. The programs feature Kagurazaka, the area in Tokyo where Wakasanojo has always lived. The programs are on two of the NHK channels: July 25, 2014 (Friday): NHK BS Premium, 9 p.m. to 9:59 p.m. “Shin Nihon Fudoki: Kagurazaka” Rebr~

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The Voice of Tsuruga

When most people think of shinnai, they think of shinnai nagashi, but actually shinnai is aesthetic Edo Period joururi with an energetic character and a plaintive quality. Performer: Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI Date: July 31, 2014 (Thursday) Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Place: 2nd floor Common Use Lobby, ~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & Time: Saturday, August 17, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Re-broadcast: Sunday, August 18, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Program: Koi Musume~

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Japanese Traditional Dance performance: Akira Kai

  Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 (holiday) Time: 11 a.m. (doors open 10:30 a.m.) Place: National Theatre Large Hall Hayabusa-cho 4-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Access by subway: The National Theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from the Hanzomon Station on the Hanzomon Line, or 10 minutes’ walk from the~

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邦楽演奏会 – 3月23日

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Place: National Theater, Small Hall Seats are not reserved Part 1: Doors open 11:00 Performance starts: 12:00 Part 2: Doors open 15:30 Performance starts: 16:00

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shinnai Recital

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2012 Time: 4:00 p.m. (doors open 3:30) Place: Kioi Hall, Small Hall (Kioi Hall is across the street from the New Otani Hotel) Tickets: 5,000 yen Seats are not reserved. Tickets can be purchased at the hall on the day of the event. To purchase tickets in advance, contact ~

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October Traditional Japanese Music Performance

  Saturday, October 13, 2012 Traditional Japanese Music Performance at the National Theatre A concert celebrating Japanese traditional music. There will be two concerts: one will present works for the koto, and the other, shinnai works. The shinnai concert starts at 3 p.m. There will be five sh~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!!

Tsuruga Wakasanojo is going to be on the radio!! Tsuruga Wakasanojo will be featured on NHK-FM’s weekly program of traditional Japanese music, “Hogaku Hyakuban”. Station: NHK-FM 82.5 Date & time:Sunday, September 16, 5:00 a.m. – 5:50 a.m. Program: “Suigetsu Jowa&#8~

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September 2, 2012, Yukata Kai

On September 2, Tsuruga Wakasanojo’s students will be performing. They have been practicing hard, even during the summer when it has been terribly hot. They were not defeated by the high temperatures and humidity. I hope that the Edo Period atmosphere of their performance will help cool you of~

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Third Concert by the Shinnai Wakagi Kai

Third Concert by the Shinnai Wakagi Kai Tsuruga Isejiro and Her Students This spring is the eighth year of the Shinnai Wakagi Kai Classroom, and this is the third performance of those students. Recently, not very many people know about shinnai. All of the students will do their best to show you the ~

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Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shinnai Recital – Heaven and Hell

Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shinnai Recital Heaven and Hell Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011 Time: 4:00 p.m. (doors open 3:30) Place: Kioi Hall (Across the street from the New Otani Hotel) Tickets: 5,000 yen Seats are not reserved. Tickets can be purchased at the hall on the day of the event. To purchase tick~

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The Second Shinjuku Traditional Performing Arts Festival

The Second Shinjuku Traditional Performing Arts Festival – Lively, Brilliant Harvest Festival Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. (doors open 12:30) Place: Kagurazaka Theater (second floor of Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall). Access: 1 minute walk from Exit A1 of the Ushigome Kagurazak~

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Shamisen Music and Traditional Japanese Dance

A Concert to Promote the Spread of Traditional Japanese Performing Arts Listen to Japanese music! Look at Japanese dance! Date:September 19 (Monday), 2011 (national holiday) Time:6:00 p.m. Place: Kagurazaka Theater (2^nd floor of Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall). Access: 1 minute walk from the Ushigome Ka~

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Second Concert by the Shinnai Wakagi Kai

Second Concert by the Shinnai Wakagi Kai Tsuruga Isejiro and Her Students Date: July 3 (Sunday), 2011 Time: Doors open 12:30 p.m.; concert starts 1 p.m. Place: B1 Floor, Sanshuden Building, Akagi Shrine, Kagurazaka Access: 1 minute walk from the Kagurazaka exit (exit 1) of the Kagurazaka station on ~

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Shinnai Concert

A concert of classical shinnai works by two of the most famous early shinnai joururi performers, Tsuruga Wakasanojo I and Fujimatsu Rochu, will be held on June 5. The concert is in two parts. The works in Part I are by Fujimatsu Rochu, and in Part II, by Tsuruga Wakasanojo I. The performers will be ~

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Mochizuki Bokusei V Concert & Name-Changing Ceremony

One of the artists who performed in last year’s “Kobushi Group Concert”, Mochizuki Bokusei, will hold a concert to celebrate his becoming Mochizuki Bokusei V. Date: March 28, 2011 First part starts at 10:45 a.m. Second part starts at 4 p.m. Tsuruga Wakasanojo will perform the first~

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