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Traditional Japanese Dance Performance "Eight Poetic Scenes/Four Seasons in EDO"
Poetic scenes of the four seasons in Edo reappear on a modern stage
- audiences can relish elegant dancing of the finest quality by masters of traditional Japanese dance performance.
Traditional Japanese dance is an artwork which integrates choreography, music, stage setting, props, costumes, etc. that have been developed since the Edo Period (17c-19c) mainly as part of Kabuki.
The performance shown in this event are famous classic works which expresse poetic scenes of the four seasons that used to be seen at famous sites in Edo. The attraction of the traditional Japanese dance performances of today is enhanced by modern direction as well as the speedy change of scenes enabled by special stage structures, combined with explanations provided by a professional storyteller. This is a must-see performance where leading performers gather on one stage.
Traditional Japanese Dance
Traditional Japanese Dance
HANAYAGI Toshinami
HANAYAGI Toshinami

(In order of appearance)
NISHIKAWA Senzo (living national treasure),
HANAYAGI Toshinami (living national treasure), ICHIYAMA Shosen, HANAYAGI Noriyuki, ONOE Seifu, HANAYAGI Juraku, HANAYAGI Sumi, FUJIMA Ranko,
TACHIBANA Yoshie, HANAYAGI Kanichi, WAKAYAGI Satojiro, ONOE Yukari,
ONOE Kikunojo, NISHIKAWA Minosuke, FUJIMA Hiroko and others
Host: KANDA Kurenai (professional storyteller)

Saturday, September 19, 2009, Starting at 2:00 p.m. (Opening at 1:30 p.m)

The Large Theatre at the National Theatre of Japan
Address : 4-1, Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8656
Telephone : 03 3265 7411 (Main)
Access :  
  • 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Hanzomon Station (Hanzomon Line)
  • 10 minutes walk from Exit 2 or 4 of Nagatacho Station (Yurakucho Line, Hanzomon Line, Nanboku Line)
* Car park available

[Admission fees]
Reserved seats only: 1st class seat A: 8,000 yen for adults, 5,600 yen for students and children (university students or younger)
1st class seat B: 5,000 yen for adults, 3,500 yen for students and children (university students or younger)
2nd class seat: 3,000 yen for adults, 2,100 yen for students and children (university students or younger)
3rd class seat: 1,500 yen for adults, 1,100 yen for students and children (university students or younger)

[Ticket Sales]
All the tickets have been sold out.

    * Co-organized by the Japan Arts Council (the National Theatre of Japan)
    * Production: Japan Arts Council (the National Theatre of Japan)

Tokyo Culture Creation Project