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 starts at around 4 p.m.
The concert will end at around 7 p.m.
Place: National Theatre: 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 Nagatacho Station on the Yurakucho, Hanzomon, and Nanboku lines.
Tickets: 5,000 yen. Each ticket admits one person to both parts 1 and 2.
Advance sale tickets can be obtained from the National Theatre
How to purchase tickets in advance:
1. contact the National Theatre ticket center, 0570-07-9900 (hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
2. go to the National Theatre box office
3. in English, from a computer via the Internet at: http://ticket.ntj.jac.go.jp/top_e.htm
Detailed information in English explaining how to buy tickets by each of the above methods is available on that page.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance from Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI. Tel: 03-3260-1804.
Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the performance.
Program: Sanbaso; works by Tsuruga Wakasanojo I, including Wakagi no Adanagusa (Rancho) and Akegarasu Yume Awayuki; works by Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI, other shinnai works, and works in the gidayu and kiyomoto genres
Performers: The star-studded cast includes 2 Living National Treasures in addition to Tsuruga Wakasanojo XI: shinnai shamisen player Shinnai Nakasaburo and gidayu artist Takemoto Komanosuke. Other performers include traditional Japanese dancers and the puppeteers of the Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo troupe.