What we do

Tachiai Kyogenkai Taro Kaja Hachibansyobu

  • Organization : Non Profit Organization ACT.JT
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


Kyogen often performs in each family. The Tachiai Kyogenkai is a group of young Kyogen actors from different schools and homes gather once a year. This year, in the sixth performance, named “Taro Kaja Hachiban Syobu (8 Match)” performed the main character TaroKaja Stories. Continuing this performance will deepen the exchange between Kyogen Actors. It leads to the activation of the entire Kyogen world. We have the feeling of cultivating and nurturing the next generation of audiences. It can be expected to have a ripple effect of increasing the audience of Kyogen. Tachiai Kyogenkai will be an unprecedented breakthrough performance that will contribute to the spread and development of Japanese culture.

the Yamamoto Tojiro family “KUCHI MANE”
  Rintaro Yamamoto, Yasutaro Yamamoto, Noritaka Yamamoto
Kyogen kyodosha “FUNE FUNA”
  Toshihiro Kashima, Matsujiro Inoue
the Shigeyama Chuzaburo family “CHIDORI”
  Chuzaburo Shigeyama, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Hironobu Okamura
the Shigeyama Sengoro family “FUMI NINAI”
  Sengoro Shigeyama, Hiromi Shimada, Minoru Suzuki
the Zenchiku family “SHIMIZU”
  Daijiro Zenchiku, Tomitaro Zenchiku
the Nomura Matasaburo family “MIZU KIKAZU”
  Takayuki Noguchi, Nobutaka Nomura, Kentaro Okutsu
the Okura Yaemon family “TACHIUBAI”
  Noriyoshi Okura, Motonari Okura, Shinkai Yoshida
the Manzo Nomura family “NAGINATA ASHIRAI”
  Mannojo Nomura, Manzo Nomura, Akihito Noumura, Yuki Kawano, Kennosuke Nomura, Shinnosuke Nomura


Non Profit Organization ACT.JT
Established in 2003, ACT.JT runs educational, regional development and overseas cultural exchange programs through the medium of Japanese classical and medieval performing arts. The organization offers performing arts such as Gigaku, Gagaku, Dengaku, Nohgaku, Hogaku (Japanese traditional music) and more in the form of performances, workshops, public participation, school classes etc. The group’s activities utilize encounters with performing arts to create an environment for men and women of all ages to enjoy the traditions, and to develop human resources in the sphere in order to impart the “Japanese spirit” to future generations going forward.


Akiko Akasaka
Non Profit Organization ACT.JT
Marble Bldg.7F, 5-7-4, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-6914-0325
Fax: +81-(0)3-6914-0327


National Noh Theatre, Shibuya City, Tokyo