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“Blue Tarp”

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance

A story of trauma and hope, told by Fukushima high school students

“Blue Tarp” was first developed with 10 students from Fukushima Prefectural Iwaki Sogo Senior High School in 2013. The students performed it in the grounds of their school, housed in a temporary building and with the signs of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami’s destruction still visible in the background. This haunting story of life, death, and hope saw the students struggle to come to terms with their absent classmate. Though performed for only two days, it won great acclaim and was awarded Japan’s top drama prize. Two years on, it is revived with some of the original cast and new students in the grounds of a former school in Toshima.

Duration:90 min. (no interval)
Language:Japanese (no surtitles)


Saturday, November 14, 11:00/14:30
Sunday, November 15, 11:00/14:30
Friday, December 4, 14:30
Saturday, December 5, 11:00/14:30
Sunday, December 6, 11:00
*Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.

Cast & Creative Team

Text, Direction:Norimizu Ameya
Assistant Director:Aki Nishijima
Stage Design, Sound:Norimizu Ameya
Technical Manager:Eiji Torakawa
Stage Manager:Koro Suzuki
Sound Co-ordination:Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)
Production Co-ordination:Masanori Okuno, Akane Nakamura (precog), Toshifumi Matsumiya, Hirotomo Kojima, Sachio Ichimura (Festival/Tokyo)
In co-operation with Fukushima Prefectural Iwaki Sogo Senior High School


Advance: 3,500 yen (Standing: 2,500 yen) / Day: 4,000 yen (Standing: 3,000 yen)
Unreserved seating

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*Performed outside
*Continues in case of rain. Cancelled in case of storm. Please check the official website from 19:00 on the day before to confirm if a performance will go ahead. However, announcements are subject to further updates.
*No parking facilities are available at the venue.


Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0001 Japan


Former Toshima City 10th Junior High School (sports field)


Organized by
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ), Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)