What we do

5th performance of Theater Company Shintai Gengorou
“When cherry confetti or snow falls or scatters”

  • Organization : Theater Company Shintai Gengorou
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


Based on research of historical materials, the story of Taira no Atsumori from The Tale of the Heike, the history of the battle between Minamoto no Yoritomo and The Northern Fujiwara family, and stories of WWII overlap to depict universal human emotions and societies that transcend time, and that we can still relate to today. The cast comprises a total of 13 people, the largest since the company was established. The story is presented on a grand scale through interactive stage design and physical expression, including the bodies and sword fights of the actors moving here and there around the stage with the use of props, and the large-scale stage setting modeled after the Konjikido Golden Hall of Chuson-ji Temple.


Theater Company Shintai Gengorou
Launched in 2019 and led by Keita Sugai and other members of Tokyo University of the Arts. Today the company has a diverse range of members. It is characterized by plays that focus on universal human emotions and lives from research into history and historical incidents.

Past productions
2nd production “Only Izanami knows that” at Art Theater Ueno small theater, October 30 – November 1, 2020
3rd production “Little Boy & girl” at Terpsichore in Nakano, July 30 – August 1, 2021
4th production “Bronze Statue made by Namari” at hitsujiza, March 9 – 13, 2022


Sara Yamazaki
Theater Company Shintai Gengorou
Hiramura Building 402, 1-24-7, Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo


Oji Theater, Kita City, Tokyo