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Tendai Shomyo Chant 'Toke Tokubutsu'
Tendai Tantric Buddhism chant, "shomyo" deeply and richly resounds in the stage designed as a mandala (a place expressing the Buddhist state of enlightenment).

Although "shomyo" is chanted at Buddhist ceremonies, its rich musicality has had a strong impact on Japanese traditional performing arts. In particular, the "shomyo" chanted in "Toke Tokubutsu," which is a special rite of Tendai Tantric Buddhism, is complex and rich in variation. In this program, "Toke Tokubutsu" is presented as an art, on a stage designed as a mandala.


Saturday, September 25, 2010, Starting at 14:00 (Opening at 13:30)

Admission fees

Reserved seats only:
1st class seat: 4,500 yen for adults, 3,200 yen for students
2nd class seat: 3,600 yen for adults, 2,500 yen for students
* Discounts available for people with disabilities

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* For those who wish to reserve a wheelchair space, please contact the National Theatre Ticket Centre.


Tendaishu Sohonzan Hieizan Enryakuji Hogi Onritsu Kenkyusho (Tendai Sect Mt. Hiei Enryakuji Temple Rhythm Research Institute)

Details (program, etc.)

Denbo Kanjo-e
[Part 1]   Shusuigi, Samayakai
[Part 2]   Taizo Kaikan Jogi


National Theatre (Large Theatre)
Address : 4-1, Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8656

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