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  • The Beauty of Japan and a Feast of Traditional Performing Arts: FUJIYAMA

    Meijiza Theater
    2 January 2016

    Celebrate New Year 2016 with a splendid stage entertainment featuring “Fujiyama” (Mount Fuji), one of the most famous symbols of the Japanese beauty. This will be an exceptional opportunity to discover Japanese performing arts of Nihon Buyo (the Japanese-style dance), sword dance and Rakugo (comedic storytelling) all together. English subtitles and audio guide will be provided.

    For Nihon Buyo, dance stars such as Kanjuro Fujima presents a brand-new comedy dance “Hachigo-me” (the Eighth Station, closest to the top of Mt Fuji around 3000 – 3400 meters high)” and “Yamato Takeru Tsurugi-no-Isaoshi”, a dance work combined with theatrical sword combats. For the sword dance, enjoy “Kisho Fuji”, a piece featuring the sacred mountain. And for Rakugo, Karoku Yanagiya performs a classical masterpiece entitled “Hatsu Tenjin”.

    These performances will be presented by the narration of Yaji and Kita, the heroes of “Tokaidochu Hizakurige”, popular 19th-century comic novel. Furthermore, there will be a hands-on exhibition of New Year’s traditional games, such as otedama, fukuwarai and hagoita, as well as demonstration of shishimai (lion dance) and paper cutting.

    Casting: Kanjuro Fujima, Kichizo Wakayanagi, Botan Ichikawa, Kikunojo Onoe, Hidekazu Ichinose, Junichi Takeoka, Karoku Yanagiya and others

  • Place name Meijiza Theater
    (in Japanese) 明治座
    Website go to website  Traditional Culture Program, Arts Council Tokyo
    go to website  Meijiza “Fujiyama”
    Organizer Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
    Reservation  by e-mail:
    Phone  03-3569-4541 (Tokyo Tradition Office, Arts Council Tokyo: 10 am – 6 pm)
    03-3666-6666 (Meijiza Ticket Center: 10 am – 5 pm)
    Dates 2 January 2016
    Opening hours 1:30 pm (*the theater opens at 12:30 pm)
    Price S seat: ¥5000 (students ¥2500);
    A seat: ¥3000 (students ¥1500)
    Address 2-31-1 Nihombashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • Near Hamacho Station (Toei Shinjuku Line: A2 Exit)
    • 7 min walk from Ningyocho Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line: A1 Exit; Toei Asakusa Line: A3 & A4 Exit)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.


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