The traditional culture in the Tama region, such as Kuruma Ningyo, Ohayashi, Rural Kabuki, and Shadow Play, will come together.
Furthermore, the new style of the play, the Gakugeki Takao-san, featuring Nohgaku players and the monks of the Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple and a dance performance staged with dyed fabric will be presented.

Thw symbol mark of this yeat's Legendary Tamatebako (Treasure Box) expresses the intersection of various traditional cultures and innovations that have been carefully nurtured in the Tama region for a long time.

“Flowing” (Dyed fabric installation)

This is an original textile dyed with indigo and red, the traditional colors of Japan. It was dyed by a craftsman at a dyeing factory in Hachioji, using a brush with one stroke at a time. The gradation represents borderlessness, and the design of the symbol expresses a free world where light can reach throughout. The work contains a wish for a world that respects individuality and recognizes each other as the one and only.

Textile production: Hironobu Okuda, dyeing artisan having a factory in Hachioji, focusing on Tenassen technic. Awarded the Tokyo Governor's Prize as an excellent technician (Tokyo Meister) from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The challenging dyeing techniques considered the importance of creating things that touch one’s hands are supported by fashion brand designers.

We are considering an exhibition method so that you can see it at later date.

〈Performers and staffs' efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19〉

  1. We take our own temperatures, wearing a mask, having a good manner to cough, washing hands, and disinfecting hands
  2. We take the temperature of all performers and staff. If any of the following applies, we will not let them handle our duties and will manage our physical condition in accordance with the guidance of related organizations.
    • Those who are having bad physical condition, fever of 37.5 °C or above, cough, sore throat, dyspnea, runny nose, loss of taste, headache, malaise, etc.
    • Those who have been around people infected COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone having it.
    • Those who have been around people infected COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone having it.
  3. We thoroughly implement "frequent hand washing /disinfection of hands" and "wearing a mask / cough etiquette".
  4. Back stages and others are cleaned with alcohol disinfectant.
  5. Back stages and others are used by limited number of people with enough social distance.
  6. Back stages and others are well ventilated by taking in outside air.
  7. Make the appropriate staffing to prevent infection.
  8. If COVID-19 infection occurs, we will promptly cooperate with related organizations such as health centers to prevent the spread of infection.

All performances

     
May 29th (Sat) 12:30-14:00
Live streaming (A fee is charged)

Gakugeki Takao-san ~Heike Bisyounen Aisetsutan

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Nohgaku Player Gasho Yamanaka, priest of Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

A collaboration of Japanese sounds that have been exchanged over hundreds of years. Based on the Noh play "Tsunemasa," which begins with a scene of mourning for a young warrior who lost his life in a battle between the Genji and the Heike clans, the play will be performed with the sounds of the soul of Japan, including Shomyo from the historic Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple, the pride of Hachioji. This is the first original collaborative performance in Japan. Enjoy the mystical echoes resonating in Takao-san along with traditional performing arts.

Live streaming
800yen
※The recorded livestream will be available for 3 days after broadcast.

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Tickets for Live streaming

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May 29th (Sat) 13:00-14:00
Live streaming (Free of charge)

Enjoy the Local Play!Akigawa Kabuki

Kanadehonchushingura Shichidanme Gionichirikijayanoba

[Synopsis] There was a guy, Yuranosuke, who lives and plays at the Gion ichirikijaya to deceive the eyes of his enemies. One day, his son, Rikiya came to deliver a secret letter from Kaoyo-gozen... The seventh stage is also called "Chayaba" and is famous for its gorgeous stage performance.

Akigawa Kabuki Hozon-kai Akiruno-za《Akiruno City》

Akikawa Kabuki, which began in 1899 at Ninomiya Shrine in Akiruno City, has a history of about 120 years. We are all amateur volunteers but aim to create a handmade kabuki that we can enjoy together with the local people. It is designated as an important intangible folk-cultural property by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

 

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May 29th (Sat) 15:30-16:45
Live streaming (Free of charge)

Hachioji Geigi-shu
-Vibrant and Refined, Shining with Hospitality-

〈Program・Performer〉
【Hometown tour】Harukaze Soran (Hokkaido): Hazuki, Kogiku, Fukuya, Teruha / Itako Dejima (Tochigi prefecture): Yuko, Sana
Chakkiri-bushi (Shizuoka Prefecture): Nanoka, Riko, Seika / Nagasaki Burabura (Nagasaki Prefecture): Kotaro / Four Seasons in Hachioji (spring and autumn): Kotaro, Nanoka, Riko, Seiko, Yuko, Kogiku, Fukuya, Teruha, Sana 【Shamisen, Uta】: Wakaba, Megumi 【Fue】: Ayame 【Narimono】: Hazuki

Hachioji Geigi-Shu《Hachioji City》

We do not only devite ourselves to our art daily, but also interact with local people at Ozashiki and other events to revitalize the community and preserve the culture. Also, the "Hachioji Odori," an event we host, is in its third year, and we have actively engaged in it.


Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai

[Program] Kanzeryu Yokyoku [Rengin] Ataka [Shimai] Tsurukame, Hagoromo, Takasago Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai

Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai《Tachikawa City》

The Kanzeryu Youkyoku-kai, the predecessor of the Tachikawa Youkyoku-kai, was established in 1959 by a group of notable people, prominent businessmen, and doctors in Tachikawa. 18 members currently have lectures and classes twice a month to introduce Noh and Kyogen to the younger generation.

 

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May 29th (Sat) 16:00-16:30
Live streaming (Free of charge)

SHIKISAI

Dyeing Dance Performance

The rich history and culture of the prosperous dyeing and weaving industry continue to fascinate people in Hachioji. From the Textile Trade Center, the historical stage of the city, we will tell the story and changes in the city and how the technology recognized in Japan and abroad is spreading its wings to the world. Using original textiles newly dyed in Hachioji, the space will be turned into a supple and robust dreamlike world through the bodies, skills, colors, sounds, shapes, and movements by multinational dancers and performers. Please enjoy the diversity, borderless and global sensibility, outpouring energy, and lustrous freedom that have spread along the lines of history and feel them with your eyes, ears, and skin.

[Cast] MAYA (Maya Chino), ECLIPSE (Christopher Brown), BOBBY (Adriel Moses), RHYTHM (Darrell Whitaker), MA Fee SHINJI, Nao Usui, Sayaka Kato, Hikaru Hirayama [Music] KEENHOUSE (Ken Rangkuty), RHYTHM [Costume] Satomi El beso [Hair/Makeup] Limo [Direction/Choreography] MAYA

〈Profile〉
MAYA
Based in Los Angeles, MAYA has been active as one of Gwen Stefani's exclusive dancers, the "Harajuku Girls". She has toured around the world on concert tours and performed in various shows worldwide at numerous music awards. She is currently organizing a dance school called "UNITY" in Hachioji, where students can learn dance in English. She is also involved in various stages as a choreographer.

 

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May 29th (Sat) 16:30-17:00
Live streaming (Free of charge)

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo・Satsuma style Sekkyo-bushi
-Puppets with Spirit-

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo

Sekkyo-bushi-no-kai

〈Program〉"Tokaidochuhizakurige"-from Akasaka Namiki to Rantouba no Dan
The story is based on an Edo-period comical story by Jippensha Ikku, known as "Yaji-san Kita-san's Chindochu".
The Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo is a one-man puppet show with a history of about 170 years. The puppets are the same size as Bunraku puppets, and the puppeteer rides on a "wheeled cart" (a box with wheels inside that can change direction when weight is applied).

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Koryu Nisikawa Troupe《Hachioji City》

Mr. Nishikawa learned the art of puppetry from his grandfather (the Third) and his father (the Fourth). He had also studied three-person Bunraku puppeteering as an apprentice at the age of 23 and performed in many cities across Japan in addition to regulary-scheduled performance in his hometown Hachioji. Mr. Nishikawa is often invited abroad for his art and has performed in various countries.

Sekkyo-bushi-no-kai《Hachioji City》

Satsuma-ha Sekkyo-bushi was created by the first generation of Satsuma Wakadayu in Edo during the Kansei era. By the end of the Edo period, it had been spreaded from Edo to the surrounding areas and become popular. The association was established in 1986 in order to preserve and carry on the tradition of Satsuma-ha Sekkyo-bushi.

 

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Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo

Sekkyo-bushi-no-kai

May 30th (Sun) 10:30-11:00
Live streaming (Free of charge)

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo・Satsuma style Sekkyo-bushi
-Puppets with Spirit-

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Koryu Nisikawa Troupe《Hachioji City》、Sekkyo-bushi-no-kai《Hachioji City》

※Please check the above " Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo・Satsuma style Sekkyo-bushi " for details.

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May 30th (Sun) 11:15-11:45

※Time schedule has been changed.

Live streaming (Free of charge)

Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai
~Sound Alive in Musashi Fuchu~

Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai Kurumagaeshi Branch《Fuchu City》

Fuchu-bayashi Hozon-kai was Founded in November 1977. The group and its 55 members participate in festivals at Kurumagaeshi Hachiman Shrine in Shiraitodai, Fuchu City, the Kurayami Festival float parade at Okunitama Shrine, and the Suwa Shrine festival. Funabashi style.
※This performance was canceled.


Suwa Shrine Miyazawataiko

Suwa Shrine Miyazawataiko《Akisima City》

The group was established in May 1992 with the support of Suwa Shrine in Miyazawa-cho, Akishima City for the purpose of dedication to the shrine. The group works to require its own unique style and way of drumming by learning the Kodaijin Ito style of drumming wadaiko music group from Ome City.

 

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May 30th (Sun) 13:00-13:30

※Time schedule has been changed.

Live streaming (Free of charge)

Kashimaodori in Ogouchi

Ogouchi Local Performing Arts Preservation Group Council《Okutama Town》

This dance was dedicated to the festival of the three villages, Hisashi, Kukizawa, and Minami in the former Ogouchi Village, which was relocated due to the construction of a dam. Currently, it is being preserved by people who have moved out of the town.


Hachioji Matsuri-bayashi Rengo-kai
-Smart and Cool Summer Sound-

Hachioji Matsuri-bayashi Rengo-kai〈Hachioji City〉

The association was established in 1994 and currently has 23 member organizations. In addition to members from Hachioji, Hayashiren from nearby areas also join, and work on preserving and passing on the traditional festival music of their hometowns respectively.
※This performance was canceled.

 

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Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉Japanese Magic Lantern
- Animated Cartoons from the Edo Period

Tokyo Zokei University Hachioji Kage-e Project《Hachioji City》

"Hachioji Kage-e Project" is a graduate school project that started in 2007, aiming for social cooperation.While studying "Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉", we create the story of the performance location and continue activities promoting for new social communication by making full use of light, shadow and sound. Kage-e〈Utsushi-e〉 play began in Kyowa 3 (1803), in Hachioji, a master, Bunchou Tamagawa and his subordinates, actively demonstrated it as a popular entertainment and traditional performing art between the Meiji era and the early Showa era.

※The video will be streamed at a later date.

May 30th (Sun) 15:30-16:00
Live streaming (Free of charge)

Hachioji Geigi-shu
-Vibrant and Refined, Shining with Hospitality-

Hachioji Geigi-Shu《Hachioji City》

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May 30th (Sun) 15:30-16:00

※Live streaming (Free of charge)

Live streaming (Free of charge)

Fussa Tennou-bayashi

Fussa Tennou-bayashi Hozon-kai《Fussa City》

The group was formed in November 1982 to preserve and pass the Miteki and drum music of the summer festivals on to future generations that have been inherited in Fussa since ancient times. Currently, the group performs them at Shinmeisha festivals and many other occasions, passing on the melancholy tune to future generations.


Takamatsu Ohayashi Hozon-kai

Takamatsu Ohayashi Hozon-kai《Tachikawa City》

The group was established as a new musical accompaniment in 1957 when Tachikawa-dori [Tachikawa street] was established in Takamatsu-cho, Tachikawa City, and continues to this day. We strive to convey the fun of the festival to local children and make the festival memorable. Shigematsu style.
※This performance was canceled.

 

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Sound of Koto Performed by High School Students

Komae High School Koto Music Club《Komae City》

We have been practicing at home or doing club activities remotely due to the effects of the COVID-19, so it has been a while since we have had a concert. However, we will be all one and play the songs to encourage everyone. Please enjoy our powerful performance.
※This performance was canceled.


Hino-bayashi Hozon-kai
-Edo Festivals are Alive in Hino-

Hino-bayashi Hozon-kai(Festival Ensemble)《Hino City》

The origin of Hino-bayashi had been introduced to the area of present-day Hino City in Tokyo about 200 years ago and is characterized by its simple performance. The group was established in 1985 and has been actively engaged in performing at festivals and events in various local regions.
※This performance was canceled.

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Bureau overview

Legendary Tamatebako Administration Office
Hachioji College Community & Cultural Fureai Foundation

24-1 Honcho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-0066 Hachioji City Arts & Cultural Hall (Icho Hall)2F
TEL 042-621-3005(Reception hours 9:00-17:00)

Sponsors Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Hachioji City, Hachioji College Community & Cultural Fureai Foundation
Cosponsor The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Supported by and in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government
In cooperation with Tachikawa Community and Culture Foundation
Supporters Tachikawa City, Mitaka City, Fuchu City, Akishima City, Hino City, Hino City Board of Education, Higashimurayama City, Fussa City, Komae City, Akiruno City, Akiruno City Board of Education, Okutama Town, The Hachioji City Federation of Town Associations and Self-governing Associations, The Hachioji Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Hachioji Visitors & Convention Association, The Hachioji City Federation of Shops Association, Nishi Hoshasen U-Road
Cooperative local authority Musashino City, Ome City, Chofu City, Machida City, Koganei City, Kokubunji City, Kunitachi City, Higashiyamato City, Musashimurayama City, Inagi City, Mizuho Town, Hinode Town
In cooperation with Hachioji Textile Industrial Association, Tokyo Zokei University

※Performers, contents, timetable, etc. might be changed.