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Jisaku Jien Vol.13

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Writers from different generations come together to read and discuss their own works
Geigeki Selection presents “Jisaku Jien: Intergeneration Reading,” the latest Geigeki + Talk event
This two-part event brings two writers together to read their own short stories, essays, plays, and other works and then share their thoughts on the pieces with each other.
Hearing authors read their own works is an unforgettable experience—a probing voyage into the creative world.
The post-reading discussion, too, gives audience members a unique opportunity to hear the writers’ interpretations of each other’s works and the unique connections they share.

For the 13th Jisaku Jien event, Geigeki welcomes…
Hiroshi Homura, a poet, critic, and essayist with an uncanny knack for writing modern tanka full of unique, playful language, and Naoki Matayoshi, a comedian whose novel Hibana took home the Akutagawa Prize and helped make him one of the faces of the Japanese literary community.

Homura and Matayoshi have both agreed to make video appearances in director Takahiro Fujita’s upcoming stage adaptation of “Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (originally produced by Shuji Terayama),” which is scheduled to premiere this December. Conceived as a lead-in to the “Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets” project, this Jisaku Jien event is sure to be a captivating look at two prominent creators.


Hiroshi Homura (poet), Naoki Matayoshi (comedian)


Adults 3,000 yen
High School Student Discount: 1,000 yen
25 and under: 2,000 yen
65 and over: 2,500 yen


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)