Waseda University Theatre Museum is reopened in all facilities on Friday, March 23!
In commemoration of the opening 90th anniversary, plan exhibition "empaku Urashima's box of entertainment Kabuki and Japanese puppet theater of Japan" is held.
Period From Friday, March 23 to Sunday, August 5
"Kabuki and Japanese puppet theater" are bloom of general public culture from the Edo era.
Not only we rooted as Japanese theatergoing culture, but also, from the 17th century to modern times, had a big influence on literature and art, music, entertainment and movie and formed base of general public culture. "Japan was country of Kabuki"; even if untie, is not exaggeration.
Kabuki, Japanese puppet theater collection of theater museum (popular name empaku) is the world's largest. Mainly on these documents which can be called treasure of empaku, we hold exhibition to introduce charm and way of enjoying of "Kabuki and Japanese puppet theater" to.
In viewpoint that is - - state state to look at to play to make, visual in script, ukiyoe print, apparel, many source materials including doll; constitute three-dimensionally, and create powerful space.
From the viewpoint of document protection, there are full of valuable documents of empaku which is not usually released very much.
Well, let's open Kabuki and "empaku Urashima's box" of Japanese puppet theater!
Ⅰ Kabuki circumstances <the second floor, plan exhibition room I> from Urashima's box - - Edo of Kabuki to nowadays
Kabuki which has been loved as "bloom of theatergoing culture" for a long time by general public.
In Part 1, we arrest the world of Kabuki from side to make, side to play, side - - and various viewpoints to see and explain the charm clearly. Furthermore, we constituted document which we chose from Kabuki collection that theater museum was proud of visually and three-dimensionally.
The left: Yangchow distribution image "keepsake grass Yotsuya ghost story" rock no soul fifth generation Kikugoro Onoe <the first display>
The right: Yoshiiku Ochiai image picture signboard screen "kitsumata" ninth generation Ichikawa Danjuro, fifth generation Kikugoro Onoe <the third display>
Ⅱ Puppet ballad drama theater - - <the second floor, plan exhibition room II> to handle to play to talk about
Puppet ballad drama Japanese puppet theater that is played by the talk, music, doll, these three elements. Structure of the stage is unique.
Actually, in Part 2, string clears up mechanism of the stage by reappearing. We approach backstage that we cannot know from seat. In addition, it is shown actor of Japanese puppet theater starring generously "is it one of doll?"! This opportunity without passing over.
Is it doll?
Ⅲ World - - clothing <the first floor, special exhibition room> of gorgeous Kabuki dancing named fascinating sound and luxuriance
Kabuki dancing that is performed as in a play of Kabuki and independent program. The subject including erotic love and vindictive spirit of man and woman is full of variety.
In Part 3, we introduce with apparel, small tools which, actually, color woodblock print and great actors used "Dojoji" "Ibaraki" "mirror lion" and masterpiece of Kabuki dancing for. The world of supporting role to color the stage beautifully is sight.
The left: Shunsen Natori image "Dojoji" a kind of rhythm of Japanese court music Hanako sixth generation Utaemon Nakamura <the second display>
The right: Denchu Hirakushi product sixth generation Kikugoro Onoe "mirror lion" nude sculpture
The first from Friday, March 23 to Tuesday, May 8
The second from Thursday, May 10 to Tuesday, June 26
The third from Thursday, June 28 to Sunday, August 5
From 10:00 to 17:00 (until fire, Friday 19:00)
It is Wednesday on 18th on Wednesday, July 4 on Wednesday on Wednesday, 27th for Wednesday, Wednesday, June 6, 20 days for Wednesday, 16 days for from Monday to Saturday, May 5, nine days for Wednesday, April 18, 30 days
Waseda University Theatre Museum the second floor, plan exhibition room, the first floor, special exhibition room
Admission for free
Waseda University Dr. Tsubouchi memory theater museum
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