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Tokyo Festival 2023

Tokyo Festival is an urban international performing arts festival principally taking place in the city’s Ikebukuro area. The event features a program of performances in a wide range of genres such as outdoor theater and touring productions from overseas, as well as art projects that everybody can take part in, and talent development initiatives designed to produce personnel to work on the global arts scene.

Tokyo Festival 2023’s stage offerings are slated to include “Mahabharata – Nalacharitam -,” the Satoshi Miyagi-directed outdoor production by SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center) which has racked up performances all over the world; “L’îLE D’OR Kanemu-jima (The Golden Island)” by Théâtre du Soleil, staging its second-ever production in Japan and visiting for the first time in 22 years after the production was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic; Kinoshita-Kabuki’s“Kanjincho,” brought to the stage by Kunio Sugihara (direction/art) and Yuichi Kinoshita (supervision/script supervision and editing), the Kinoshita-Kabuki troupe leader who explores the possibilities for kabuki performance as contemporary drama; and ensemble drama “Pudding Omnibus Tour”(tentative title) by LOLO leader Naoyuki Miura, featuring multi-generational characters and spanning multiple cities.

*Details of programs to be released around July 2023
*Please note event details are subject to change.


Tokyo Festival Executive Committee Office
TEL: 050-1746-0996(Weekday 10:00 – 18:00)


Ikebukuro Area and others


Organized by
Tokyo Festival Executive Committee [Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo), Tokyo Metropolitan Government]
Sponsored by
Asahi Group Japan, Ltd