Message from Tsuruga Wakasanojo
(From the printed program at the September 7, 2013, recital of his students)
Thank you very much for coming today.
It was terribly hot this summer. Despite the intense heat, were you OK?
Somehow I got through it, getting energy from shinnai-related activities.
As I had no overseas performances this year, I composed a few new works.
Starting this month, I will be a little busier, with a performance in Tokyo, my annual performance in Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture, and other activities.
Next year, on October 26, for the first time in several years, I will hold a name-changing ceremony and performance at the National Theatre. I will introduce 5 or 6 new natori (students being given a shinnai professional name).
Please relax today and have a good time.