What we do

Forge / Soseki Natsume

  • Organization : Jyuuryoku/Note
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


Jyuuryoku/Note has confronted with the following topics in its creative process over the last year, “God and Man,” “Nation and the Individual,” and “We and I.” All these topics are deeply connected with the ongoing problems of Japanese modernization. By interpreting Soseki’s texts, Jyuuryoku/Note’s play will provide a space for discuss to think about Japanese identity, and their objects and sensations that, even after modernization, we still have no name for.

Text: Soseki Natsume
Text Arrange: Taro Ichikawa (Playwright / Representative of the “De”)
Concept, Direction: Nobusuke Kashima
Cast: Takahiro Takigoshi, Kazan Tachimoto, Mitsuko Hirai, Yuka Yashikigi
Set Design: Mitsuhisa Fukashiro
Lightning: Naomi Adachi
Costume Design: Mika Tominaga
Publicity Design: Yusuke Aoki
Assistant Direction: Sayako Nagai
Dramaturg: Taku Sasaki
English guide: Yoko Ito
Production Management: Moe Honda


A theatre company in Asakusabashi, Tokyo and it is formed mainly by its director, Nobusuke Kashima in 2010. They use pre-existing texts; but rather than presenting the story, they combine the nuance and sounds of the words, as well as the ideology of the author, into a new work via a collaborative process. In recent years they have adapted Elfriede Jelinek Wolken.Heim (F/T12 Emerging Artists Program), as well as Occupation : Shuji Terayama (1935-1983 / 1993-2012) and Lisbon@Pessoa.


2-17-2 Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0004
Tel: +81-80-3750-1069
E-mail: info◆jyuuryoku-note.com
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