This program aims to promote the appeal of Japan’s traditional performing arts and culture to a wider audience by organizing performances of traditional arts based on a new perspective that incorporates modern elements.
Themed on “Encounter,” this performance explores bodily expression – from the perspective of the harmony and confrontation of tradition and modernity – through the collaboration of National Theatre and Arts Council Tokyo. Our life has been heavily affected by Covid-19. Yet even amidst these challenges, we present these two new pieces in anticipation of the pleasure of meeting with each other again through theatrical performances.
Tradition and modernity, sound and body, Kabuki and Bunraku, contemporary dance and Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist Chant), and then artists and an audience – please enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime performance woven by various encounters commingling with each other.
“Henge (an Incarnation) and a Human” – The Legend of Hagoromo –(World Premiere)
Written and Directed by Ōwada Fumio
Nakamura Jakuemon (Heavenly Maiden)
Yoshida Tamao (Fisherman Hakuryō)
“Bridge” (World Premiere)
Choreographed and Directed by Yamada Un
Co. Un Yamada
Shōmyō no Kai ‘Voices of a Thousand Years’
Supervisor: Ishii Tatsuro
*Reserved seats, tax included
Adult: 1st Grade 6,000 yen / 2nd Grade 4,200 yen
Student: 1st Grade 4,000 yen / 2nd Grade 2,800 yen
*Audio guide: No audio guide available.
*English synopsis is available. It is included in the free Japanese program.
・National Theatre Box Office
Tel: 0570-07-9900 (From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000) in Japanese and English (10:00-18:00)
・Ticket PIA (P-code: 506-142)
National Theatre Box Office
Tel: 0570-07-9900 (10:00-18:00)
Saturday, May 22 2021, 15:30 (End at
*Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
*There will be an intermission during the performance.