Tokyo Caravan the 2nd is a “cultural circus” designed to create and present performances based on new forms of expression, and formulated around playwright, director, and actor Hideki Noda’s idea that interaction between people leads to the creation of culture.
An array of expressive artists including actor Atsuko Maeda, musicians Asakusa Jinta, the Double Dutch team REG☆STYLE, puppeteer Noriyuki Sawa, artist UJINO, and artist Yasuhiro Suzuki will converge to experience the history and culture of Shizuoka, interact across genres with young people who will lead the next generation of culture, and create new expressions together.
Confirmed guests this time around include a traditional Ryukyuan dance troupe and ancient Ainu dance performers.
Expect big things from the new venture Tokyo Caravan the 2nd!
Furthermore, on the day of the performances, artist Yasuhiro Suzuki’s renowned work “Aerial Being” will put in an appearance in the plaza in front of Momijiyama Garden, Sunpu Castle Park. Visitors can enjoy this magnificent 18 meter long, 6 meter wide and 5 meter high inflatable sculpture at close quarters.
Free, advance reservation required/to be decided by lottery if oversubscribed
11:00, Wednesday, September 28 – 23:59, Monday, October 31 2022
How to apply
Please apply via the official website.
Pease see the official website for more details about how to apply.
*To be cancelled in the case of stormy weather
*Details may be subject to change depending on the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
*Performers and program contents are subject to change without notice
Atsuko Maeda (actor), Asakusa Jinta (musicians), REG☆STYLE (Double Dutch team), Noriyuki Sawa (puppeteer), UJINO(artist), Kina Hanayagi (classical Japanese dancer), Tokyo Caravan Ensemble ( Shiori Ishikawa, Satoshi Kamimura, Itsuki Kawaharada, Mayu Suetomi, Hanano Teshirogi, Natsumi Mase, Makoto Matsumoto, Yuta Matoba, Sawaka Minaguchi, Tomohiro Yoshida ), Ryukyuan Dance (Tachikata actors/dancers: Takumi Tamaki, Nobuaki Ohama, Jiutai chorus/music: Kazuki Tamashiro, Yoshimori Nakamine), Ainu Association of Hokkaido (traditional Ainu dance), Shizuoka Prefecture Yokosuka High School Kyodogeino club (Sanja Sairei Bayashi)
Yasuhiro Suzuki (art), Marihiko Hara (music), Kodue Hibino (costume), Eri Akamatsu (hair and make-up), Kenji Aoki (video)
Hideki Noda (playwright, director, actor)
Tokyo Caravan the 2nd Management Office
Plaza in front of Momijiyama Garden, Sunpu Castle Park (1-1 Sunpujokoen, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture)