Message from Udaka Tatsushige
On the occasion of the 4th Tatsushige no Kai I performed the play Tanikō, set in the world of Mt. Kazuraki asceticism. The event was sold out, also thanks to the participation of two important guests, Asamura Tomonobu and Nishino Hatsuo. Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to all of those who attended the performance.
For the fifth Tatsushige no Kai, I have been granted permission by the grandmaster of the Kongō school to perform Dōjōji, one of the most challenging plays in the nō repertory. Dōjōji is part of a small group of plays which, when performed for the first time, express the advancement of an actor on their artistic journey. Therefore, this performance has a particularly special meaning for me. To celebrate this event, I have prepared a special program with various performances centering on “a variety of bells”.
Thanks to the continued support of those who have attended to the Tatsushige no Kai series from the beginning, and of all those I have met in my life as a nō performer, I have been able to realize this performance of Dōjōji. Currently, I am concentrating on daily practice practicing daily in the hope of meeting everyone’s expectations. I look forward to seeing all of you on July 14th 2019.
Tickets & Access
The 5th Tatsushige no kai - DOJOJI
Noh Performance by Tatsushige Udaka
Time and date
Place and access
The Kongo Noh Theatre
Karasuma Ichijō-agaru Ryūmon-cho, 590
Subway Karasuma-Imadegawa (K06), South Exit (n.6). Walk South 300m.
No parking is available - please use the parking within the Gosho Imperial Gardens.
For tickets and further information
Search from the top page "竜成の会" (* In Japanese-language only)
SEATING and TICKETS
All seatings are reserved
□ Special seats / 20,000yen (with a CD and a small gift) Sold out
□ First class / 15,000yen Sold out
□ Second class / 10,000yen Sold out
□ Third class / 8,000yen Sold out
□ Parents & children (two people)/ 8,000yen Sold out
□ Next generation seats / 4,000yen Sold out
□ First class box (1 to 5 people) / 75,000yen Sold out
*Refunds are not available.
*At the door tickets subject to availability.
*Audio and video recordings of the performance, including photographs, are strictly prohibited.Please switch off your mobile phone before the performance.
You can enjoy the performance at a deeper level if you are familiar with the lyrics in advance. We will send the CD along with your ticket purchase. Cost: 1000yen.
We have arranged a child care service for children aged 1~5. The fee is between 2000 and 3000yen.
For more information please contact the Tatsushige no Kai office. Click here >
Front seats area
Seats facing the front of the stage.
36 premium seats close to the front of the stage, for those who wish to feel the tension of the stage. Booking this seat you will receive a small gift.
■First class seats
You are able to see all the stage from the front to the hashigakari bridgeway. Sitting here allows you to see clearly all that happens on stage.
Box at the back of the stalls. Each box accommodates up to five people. You can enjoy the performance with your friends. Only 3 boxes are available.
This kind of seats are unique to a Noh theatre. From here you can enjoy the performance as if you were ‘behind the scenes’.
■Second class side seats
From these seats you can feel the depth of the stage as you would not from the front. Professionals usually watch performance from these seats - recommended to those who want to focus on the movement of the actors.
■Third class side seats
Seats at the back of the side area. Relax and enjoy the performance… sitting here you don’t have to worry if you fall asleep!
Watching the performance from here you will understand the importance of the pillars, guiding the actor whose view is severely restricted by the mask. These are the cheapest seats, though they provide an unexpectedly interesting view.
■Third class middle seats
These are the cheapest seats among those close to the stage. Sitting here provides a sense of three-dimensionality unique to the noh stage.
■‘New to Noh’ seats
We have reserved these seats for the next generation of noh fans. If this is your first time to the noh theatre, or if you are interested in the performing arts in general, these seats are for you.
Seats in the balcony facing the front of the stage. These seats are cheaper now, but used to be the seats for the aristocrats.
■Parents and children seats
You can book one of these if you come with a +6 year-old son, daughter or grandson, granddaughter. All the balcony is reserved for these seats, so you can sit back and enjoy the performance.