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Legendary Tamatebako (Treasure Box) - Tama Traditional Culture Festival 2021

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
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Making the most of the cultural resources of Tama region including Hachioji City, this festival promotes the appeal of traditional culture and performing arts. It features a diverse lineup to ensure that there is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, even those unfamiliar with traditional culture and performing arts.

Streaming (A fee is charged)

Wednesday, August 25 – Tuesday, August 31
Gakugeki Takao-san ~Heike Bisyounen Aisetsutan
Nohgaku Player Gasho Yamanaka, priest of Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

A collaboration of Japanese sounds that have been exchanged over hundreds of years. Based on the Noh play “Tsunemasa,” which begins with a scene of mourning for a young warrior who lost his life in a battle between the Genji and the Heike clans, the play will be performed with the sounds of the soul of Japan, including Shomyo from the historic Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple, the pride of Hachioji. This is the first original collaborative performance in Japan. Enjoy the mystical echoes resonating in Takao-san along with traditional performing arts.

Fee: 800yen

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Saturday, May 29, 13:00-14:00
Enjoy the Local Play!Akigawa Kabuki

Kanadehonchushingura Shichidanme Gionichirikijayanoba
[Synopsis] There was a guy, Yuranosuke, who lives and plays at the Gion ichirikijaya to deceive the eyes of his enemies. One day, his son, Rikiya came to deliver a secret letter from Kaoyo-gozen… The seventh stage is also called “Chayaba” and is famous for its gorgeous stage performance.

Akigawa Kabuki Hozon-kai Akiruno-za《Akiruno City》
Akikawa Kabuki, which began in 1899 at Ninomiya Shrine in Akiruno City, has a history of about 120 years. We are all amateur volunteers but aim to create a handmade kabuki that we can enjoy together with the local people. It is designated as an important intangible folk-cultural property by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Saturday, May 29, 15:30-16:45
Hachioji Geigi-shu -Vibrant and Refined, Shining with Hospitality-

【Hometown tour】Harukaze Soran (Hokkaido): Hazuki, Kogiku, Fukuya, Teruha / Itako Dejima (Tochigi prefecture): Yuko, Sana
Chakkiri-bushi (Shizuoka Prefecture): Nanoka, Riko, Seika / Nagasaki Burabura (Nagasaki Prefecture): Kotaro / Four Seasons in Hachioji (spring and autumn): Kotaro, Nanoka, Riko, Seiko, Yuko, Kogiku, Fukuya, Teruha, Sana 【Shamisen, Uta】: Wakaba, Megumi 【Fue】: Ayame 【Narimono】: Hazuki

Hachioji Geigi-Shu《Hachioji City》
We do not only devite ourselves to our art daily, but also interact with local people at Ozashiki and other events to revitalize the community and preserve the culture. Also, the “Hachioji Odori,” an event we host, is in its third year, and we have actively engaged in it.

Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai
[Program] Kanzeryu Yokyoku [Rengin] Ataka [Shimai] Tsurukame, Hagoromo, Takasago Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai

Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai《Tachikawa City》
The Kanzeryu Youkyoku-kai, the predecessor of the Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai, was established in 1959 by a group of notable people, prominent businessmen, and doctors in Tachikawa. 18 members currently have lectures and classes twice a month to introduce Noh and Kyogen to the younger generation.

Saturday, May 29, 16:00-16:30
Dyeing Dance Performance

The rich history and culture of the prosperous dyeing and weaving industry continue to fascinate people in Hachioji. From the Textile Trade Center, the historical stage of the city, we will tell the story and changes in the city and how the technology recognized in Japan and abroad is spreading its wings to the world. Using original textiles newly dyed in Hachioji, the space will be turned into a supple and robust dreamlike world through the bodies, skills, colors, sounds, shapes, and movements by multinational dancers and performers. Please enjoy the diversity, borderless and global sensibility, outpouring energy, and lustrous freedom that have spread along the lines of history and feel them with your eyes, ears, and skin.

[Cast] MAYA (Maya Chino), ECLIPSE (Christopher Brown), BOBBY (Adriel Moses), RHYTHM (Darrell Whitaker), MA Fee SHINJI, Nao Usui, Sayaka Kato, Hikaru Hirayama [Music] KEENHOUSE (Ken Rangkuty), RHYTHM [Costume] Satomi El beso [Hair/Makeup] Limo [Direction/Choreography] MAYA

Saturday, May 29, 16:30-17:00/Sunday, May 30, 10:30-11:00
Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo・Satsuma style Sekkyo-bushi -Puppets with Spirit-
〈Program〉”Tokaidochuhizakurige”-from Akasaka Namiki to Rantouba no Dan
The story is based on an Edo-period comical story by Jippensha Ikku, known as “Yaji-san Kita-san’s Chindochu”.
The Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo is a one-man puppet show with a history of about 170 years. The puppets are the same size as Bunraku puppets, and the puppeteer rides on a “wheeled cart” (a box with wheels inside that can change direction when weight is applied).

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Koryu Nisikawa Troupe《Hachioji City》
Mr. Nishikawa learned the art of puppetry from his grandfather (the Third) and his father (the Fourth). He had also studied three-person Bunraku puppeteering as an apprentice at the age of 23 and performed in many cities across Japan in addition to regulary-scheduled performance in his hometown Hachioji. Mr. Nishikawa is often invited abroad for his art and has performed in various countries.

Sekkyo-bushi-no-kai《Hachioji City》
Satsuma-ha Sekkyo-bushi was created by the first generation of Satsuma Wakadayu in Edo during the Kansei era. By the end of the Edo period, it had been spreaded from Edo to the surrounding areas and become popular. The association was established in 1986 in order to preserve and carry on the tradition of Satsuma-ha Sekkyo-bushi.

Sunday, May 30, 10:30-11:00
Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai ~Sound Alive in Musashi Fuchu~
Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai Kurumagaeshi Branch《Fuchu City》
Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai was Founded in November 1977. The group and its 55 members participate in festivals at Kurumagaeshi Hachiman Shrine in Shiraitodai, Fuchu City, the Kurayami Festival float parade at Okunitama Shrine, and the Suwa Shrine festival. Funabashi style.
※This performance was canceled.

Suwa Shrine Miyazawataiko
Suwa Shrine Miyazawataiko《Akisima City》
The group was established in May 1992 with the support of Suwa Shrine in Miyazawa-cho, Akishima City for the purpose of dedication to the shrine. The group works to require its own unique style and way of drumming by learning the Kodaijin Ito style of drumming wadaiko music group from Ome City.

Sunday, May 30, 13:00-13:30
*Time schedule has been changed.

Kashimaodori in Ogouchi
Ogouchi Local Performing Arts Preservation Group Council《Okutama Town》
This dance was dedicated to the festival of the three villages, Hisashi, Kukizawa, and Minami in the former Ogouchi Village, which was relocated due to the construction of a dam. Currently, it is being preserved by people who have moved out of the town.

Hachioji Matsuri-bayashi Rengo-kai -Smart and Cool Summer Sound-
Hachioji Matsuri-bayashi Rengo-kai〈Hachioji City〉
The association was established in 1994 and currently has 23 member organizations. In addition to members from Hachioji, Hayashiren from nearby areas also join, and work on preserving and passing on the traditional festival music of their hometowns respectively.
*This performance was canceled.

Sunday, May 30, 15:30-16:00
Hachioji Geigi-shu-Vibrant and Refined, Shining with Hospitality-
Hachioji Geigi-Shu《Hachioji City》

Sunday, May 30, 15:30-16:00
Fussa Tennou-bayashi
Fussa Tennou-bayashi Hozon-kai《Fussa City》
The group was formed in November 1982 to preserve and pass the Miteki and drum music of the summer festivals on to future generations that have been inherited in Fussa since ancient times. Currently, the group performs them at Shinmeisha festivals and many other occasions, passing on the melancholy tune to future generations.

Takamatsu Ohayashi Hozon-kai
Takamatsu Ohayashi Hozon-kai《Tachikawa City》
The group was established as a new musical accompaniment in 1957 when Tachikawa-dori [Tachikawa street] was established in Takamatsu-cho, Tachikawa City, and continues to this day. We strive to convey the fun of the festival to local children and make the festival memorable. Shigematsu style.
*This performance was canceled.

Hino-bayashi Hozon-kai -Edo Festivals are Alive in Hino-
Hino-bayashi Hozon-kai(Festival Ensemble)《Hino City》
The origin of Hino-bayashi had been introduced to the area of present-day Hino City in Tokyo about 200 years ago and is characterized by its simple performance. The group was established in 1985 and has been actively engaged in performing at festivals and events in various local regions.
*This performance was canceled.

Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉Japanese Magic Lantern- Animated Cartoons from the Edo Period
Tokyo Zokei University Hachioji Kage-e Project《Hachioji City》
“Hachioji Kage-e Project” is a graduate school project that started in 2007, aiming for social cooperation.While studying “Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉”, we create the story of the performance location and continue activities promoting for new social communication by making full use of light, shadow and sound. Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉 play began in Kyowa 3 (1803), in Hachioji, a master, Bunchou Tamagawa and his subordinates, actively demonstrated it as a popular entertainment and traditional performing art between the Meiji era and the early Showa era.

Sound of Koto Performed by High School Students
Komae High School Koto Music Club《Komae City》
We have been practicing at home or doing club activities remotely due to the effects of the COVID-19, so it has been a while since we have had a concert. However, we will be all one and play the songs to encourage everyone. Please enjoy our powerful performance.
※This performance was canceled.


Legendary Tamatebako Administration Office Hachioji College Community & Cultural Fureai Foundation
TEL: 042-621-3005 (Reception hours 9:00-17:00)

*Performers, contents, timetable, etc. might be changed.




Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Hachioji City, Hachioji College Community & Cultural Fureai Foundation
Co-organized by
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
In cooperation with
Tachikawa Community and Culture Foundation
Supported by
Tachikawa City, Mitaka City, Fuchu City, Akishima City, Hino City, Hino City Board of Education, Higashimurayama City, Fussa City, Komae City, Akiruno City, Akiruno City Board of Education, Okutama Town, The Hachioji City Federation of Town Associations and Self-governing Associations, The Hachioji Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Hachioji Visitors & Convention Association, The Hachioji City Federation of Shops Association, Nishi Hoshasen U-Road
Cooperative local authority
Musashino City, Ome City, Chofu City, Machida City, Koganei City, Kokubunji City, Kunitachi City, Higashiyamato City, Musashimurayama City, Inagi City, Mizuho Town, Hinode Town
In cooperation with
Hachioji Textile Industrial Association, Tokyo Zokei University