• Cancelled

Kinoshita-Kabuki "Sanninkichisa"

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel this event.
Please go to the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre website for ticket refunds, and retain your tickets safely.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (05/08/2020)

Long-awaited revival of Kinoshita-Kabuki’s 5-hour epic at the Playhouse!

Kinoshita-Kabuki began its Kyoto-focused activities in 2006, and its innovative style has made it a familiar name and talking point for anyone involved in theater in 2020.
The Kinoshita-Kabuki production of “Sanninkichisa” was supervised and adapted by troupe leader/dramaturg Yuichi Kinoshita, with direction and design by Kunio Sugihara. It was first performed as part of the Kyoto Experiment performing arts festival in 2014, and then the following year saw its first performance at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s Theatre West as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s Geigeki Eyes series of performances in collaboration with young theater groups. During the first half of 2015 the work was nominated for the Yomiuri Theater Award.

This revival is a reworking by Yuichi Kinoshita with a new cast of up-and-coming young performers and veteran actors from the world of theater. Taking to the director’s chair again after directing the first production is Kunio Sugihara, who continues to direct classical works from Japan and overseas.
This is a full performance of all parts of “Sanninkichisa Kuruwa no Hatsugai,” a kabuki classic that emerged during the turbulence of the late Edo period and is still performed and appreciated today.
Audiences can expect to experience the world of Kinoshita-Kabuki at full throttle.


Saturday, May 30 15:00
Sunday, May 31 13:00
Monday, June 1 13:00 ★
Tuesday, June 2 No performance
Wednesday, June 3 No performance
Thursday, June 4 13:00 ☆
Friday, June 5 13:00 ☆
Saturday, June 6 13:00
Sunday, June 7 13:00

Running time: Roughly 5 hours 30 minutes (with a break)
★ Followed by a talk: Yuichi Kinoshita × Kunio Sugihara
☆ Followed by a lecture (about 1 hour) Lecturer: Yuichi Kinoshita
*Attendance for the talk and lecture limited to ticketholders on the day.

Written by

Kawatake Mokuami

Supervision and adaptation

Yuichi Kinoshita

Direction and art direction

Kunio Sugihara


Asahi Uchida, Sasuke Otsuru, Kota Chiba
Yuri Yamada, Seiichi Kohinata, Karin Yamazaki, Fumie Midorikawa, Masakazu Morita, Yuya Tanaka, Noemi Takayama, Kimio Taketani
Minosuke, Akinobu Shinoyama, Tamaki Ogawa, Jun Murakami


[on sale on Saturday, March 7 2020 10:00]
Reserved seats / Tax included
Adult S seat: 7,700 yen
Adult A seat: 6,500 yen
Age 65 and Over: 6,000 yen
Age 25 and Under: 4,500 yen
High school student and under: 1,000 yen

*Preschoolers not permitted.
*High school student, 25 and Under and 65 and Over tickets are only sold at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office. (Limited tickets / ID required)
*For guest with disabilities: Discount tickets available. Please contact Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office or visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre website for more details.
*Resale for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
*The program is subject to change.

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(10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed)
TEL: 0570-010-296


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Playhouse



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Planned and produced by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Kinoshita-Kabuki, Juraisha