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★ 18th Minami-za Introduction to Appreciating Kabuki

Now Minamiza, the famous Kabuki theater in Kyoto,  is offering an attractive entertainment, "Introduction to Appreciating Kabuki" for all Kabuki lovers! (sorry, only in Japanese language)

Title: Kuninamari Futaba no Oizuru , Chapter: Dondoro Oushi
Date: Feb 10th  (Wednesday) to 14th  (Sunday)
Place: Minami-za Kabuki Theater


This is anual event, and now one of the most popular attraction in this theater!! The play was composed really approachable even for the Kabuki beginners, and also you can enjoy unique way of explanation why and how Kabuki is so attractive to you before the play by Japanese comedic storyteller

The price is really reasonabl, just 2000yen!!! But the period of play is very short only for five days!!! Don't miss this great chance if you visit Kyoto during these days. :)

Midday Session 11:00~12:45
Evening Session 14:30~16:15
2000 yen All non-reserved seats

First Part - Explanation (11:00-11:35)
"Minami-za and Kabuki" (in Japanese) Introduced by Katsura Kujaku
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Break:  15 mins.
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Second Part - Performance (11:50-12:45)
Name of the role, Oyumi (the wife of Juroubei)
Name of the role, Otsuru (daughter of Oyumi, making a pilgrimage)

The Highlight is ---
How this small daughter (Otsuru) is pretty with unrestrained devotion, searching really hard her mother since separated from... and on the other hand, the mixed feeling and painful emotion of her mother (Oyumi) who finally found her daughter, but can't tell the truth to her daughter as she is her mother because there is some reason...


Story--
Oyumi was taking a rest at the tea store at the temple in Uehommachi, Osaka. A pretty pilgrimage girl was coming up. The girl's name is Otsuru. She was on a pilgrimage because of searching her mother all the way from Tokushima island, her parent home, (meaning Oyumi, her mother's home). While enjoy talking, Oyumi has realized she was her loving daughter...  Oyumi had left her daughter just from the very mixed reason...

Now Oyumi was living on as special thief in order to investigate the family's treasure...., so she couldn't identify herself... because she didn't want her daughter to be involved in any trouble because of her situation. So the mother, Oyumi decided bravely not to tell her daughter she was her mother... However in her true heart... she was wondering... if she missed this chance, she probably never be able to meet her daughter again. Finally she's decided to follow her daughter to get back to her arms... and then...


Minamiza Theater is at Gion Shijo sta. on Keihan line. exit 6
Or in front of "Shijo Keihan" bus stop
TEL: 075 561 1155

The Minamiza theatre is the birthplace of 'kabuki,' and a landmark of the city. Their kabuki performances have been designated as an important cultural property. Not only kabuki plays, but also concerts and 'rakugo' (traditional comic storytelling) performances are held here.




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