What we do


  • Organization : MINAMOZA
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


One day, an ordinary boy in an ordinary Japanese household says he is going to join a foreign military. The French Foreign Legion; an American PMC; anywhere in the world where mercenaries are hired. The Japanese have abandoned war, but he can still participate in it. Someone might kill him. He might kill someone. Why does he want to fight so badly? For world peace? For people in trouble? For his family? To feel alive? Or does he just want to fight?
A story of a modern Japanese war, told on the small scale of a single family.

Writing / Directing: Misaki Setoyama
Dramaturg: Kenshiro Nakata
Starring: Daiki Kajimoto, Miyuki Sato, Kenshiro Nakata, Yosuke Asakura, Daisuke Yamamori, Shigeru Sato, Shuhei Eto, Kaori Kawashima


Founded in 2001 to perform the plays of playwright and director Misaki Setoyama. In 2011, their Emotional Labor was chosen for Theatre Tram Next Generation vol.3. While focusing on the theme of Japanese society, they also paint a picture of the struggles of the individual in modern Japan. Their most recognized works are the documentary play Hot Particle, which follows Setoyama herself after the events of the Tohoku Earthquake; the short piece about the basic values of the human heart, Finger and Their Enemy, about the kidnapping of Japanese university students in Pakistan.


Tsutomu Saito
Production Manager
E-mail: info◆minamoza.com
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ZA-KOENJI 1 (Suginami City, Tokyo)