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Shomyo Chant and Gagaku “Jugyuzu and Shutei-ga Ichigu: Creation of New Tradition”
New breezes blow into the traditional music scene. Masterpieces of modern gagaku and new shomyo chants will fill the music hall.

A modern gagaku piece “Shutei-ga Ichigu,” a famous masterpiece composed by Toru Takemitsu for the National Theatre, will be presented in the program. In addition, a new shomyo piece “Jugyuzu” composed by Yoshihiro Kanno will be performed. Please enjoy the new sounds of traditional music which will fill the theatre.


Saturday, September 10, 2011, Opening at 16:00, Starting at 16:30


(Part I)
Shomyo chant “Jugyuzu: Requiem and Prayer for Restoration--45 Voices of Souls”
The first performance of the piece dedicated to the National Theatre
Composition and music director: Yoshihiro Kanno
Cast: Shomyo Zojoji Shikiji-kai, the Enzan School of Jodo Buddhism
     Karyo Binga Shomyo Kenkyu-kai, the Buzan Sect of Shingon Buddhism
     Nichiren Buddhism Shomyo Kensei-kai
Percussion: Shomyo Zojoji Shikiji-kai
Music: Reigakusha

(Part II)
Gagaku “ Shutei-ga Ichigu -In an autumn garden-”
A piece dedicated to the National Theatre, composed in 1979 by Toru Takemitsu
  [Performance 1] Mairionjyo -Strophe-
  [Performance 2] Fukiwatashi -Echo Ⅰ-
  [Performance 3] Enbai -Melisma-
  [Performance 4] Shutei-ga-In an autumn garden-
  [Performance 5] Fukiwatashi nidan-Echo Ⅱ-
  [Performance 6] Makadeonjyo -Antistrophe-
Cast: Reigakusha

Ticket fees

Reserved seats only:
1st class seat: 4,500yen, students: 3,200yen
2nd class seat: 3,600yen, students: 2,500yen
※ Discounts available for people with disabilities
For those who wish to reserve a wheelchair space, please contact the National Theatre Ticket Center.
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National Theatre (Large Theatre)
4-1, Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8656
● 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Hanzomon Station (Hanzomon Line)
● 10 minutes walk from Exit 2 or 4 of Nagatacho Station (Yurakucho, Hanzomon and Nanboku Lines)
* Car park available

Cosponsored by

Japan Arts Council