Performances and Events

Kinoshita-Kabuki "Kanjincho" Theater
Small Hall

Kanjincho is one of the most popular plays in the Kabuki repertory. Kinoshita Kabuki, a theatre company popular among young audience will perform the piece as casual contemporary theatre. The main character Benkei will star an American actor and contemporary music like HIPHOP will be played. The play can be enjoyed by everyone, even first time Kabuki goers. But once you’ve seen it, you might feel that you want to compare this contemporary Kabuki with the traditional one.

Kanjincho is a subscription list showing the purpose of collecting contributions for the constructing or repairing of a temple. Yoshitsune is running away from his brother Yoritomo and there are two characters; Benkei who serves Yoshitsune faithfully and Togashi who guards the barrier to catch Yoshitsune, ordered by Yoritomo. The party of Yoshitsune is trying to pass through the barrier disguised as a mountain priest traveling around Japan to collect the donations with Kanjincho. However, a suspicious Togashi prevents them. Benkei pulls out a blank scroll and begins reading from it as if it were a real subscription list, but…



Supervision and Revision : Yuichi Kinoshita
Direction and Stage Design : Kunio Sugihara

Dates Thursday, 14, July – Saturday, 16, July 2016
Venue Small Hall
Start Times 7/14 (Thu) 19:00- 15(Sat) 19:00- 16 (Sun) 16:00-
Tickets Prices Adult ¥3,500 U25 ¥2,000(U25→ Up to 25)* Free seating
Langages Performed in Japanese
Attention Children under school age are not accepted into the theaters
Ticket on sale Sun, 1, May 2016
Credits Organized by Matsumoto City Foundation for Art and Culture
Contact Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Tel: +81 (0)263-33-3800
Credits Organized by Matsumoto City Foundation for Art and Culture
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016


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