Kabuki Minamiza Tickets NARUTO in Kyoto

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Kabuki is a dance-drama that was designated as one of the intangible cultural assets to humanity by UNESCO. Kabuki was born next to the Kamo River in Kyoto where female entrtainers acted in front of patrons by dancing and performing various intriguing plays. During the Edo Period, Kabuki actors who were mostly watched by the elite samurai class, probably were the most famous people in the country whose images were widely distributed by Ukiyo-e prints. Luckily you can enjoy Kabuki in its birthplace, right by the Kamo river at the historic Minamiza theater.

 

About ‘NARUTO’

‘NARUTO’ is a ‘battle action’ story which describes the growth of the adolescent Ninja, Naruto Uzumaki, Known as one of Japan’s best manga series, it is loved by people both at home in Japan and abroad. The number of copies printed in Japan has reached over 140 million, with 95 million copies printed overseas. The series is now available in over 40 countries.

 The kabuki adaptation of ‘NARUTO’ is not only a ‘battle action’ story, but also one about the friendship between Naruto and Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto’s rival. It also focuses on the deep love of Naruto’s parents for their son, something with which we can all empathize and find moving. Making use of kabuki’s unique staging practices, this play will break new ground as innovative kabuki for the modern age.

Bandō Minosuke and Nakamura Hayato will again take on the challenge of ‘Naruto’! And Nakamura Baigyoku will make his appearance as their strongest enemy yet!

 The young kabuki stars Bandō Minosuke and Nakamura Hayato will play the main roles of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, and for these performances at the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto, Nakamura Baigyoku will play the role of their powerful earth-shaking enemy, Madara Uchiha, who will stand in the way of these promising young kabuki stars. You cannot see this cast except in Kyoto. Don’t miss it!

NARUTO Bandō MinosukeI’m so glad to be performing A New Kabuki Production ‘Naruto’ in Kyoto. Naruto Uzumaki and others have become more powerful through the performances in Tokyo and will now tear around the newly reopened Minamiza Theatre! Based on the original manga, we will make full use of Kabuki’s unique expressive power to create a brand-new sensation on stage. Please look forward to it!

SASUKE Nakamura HayatoI will play the role of Sasuke Uchiha which, like the roles of Zoro and Sanji in ‘One Piece’, will contrast with the role of Naruto Uzumaki. As I am a big fan of the manga, I will put my heart and soul into playing this role and hope a lot of people will enjoy this play! We will once again take on the challenge of this epic kabuki play ‘Naruto’ and will make the audience go wild!

Based on the script and direction by G2, this will be a modern Kabuki experience with a brand-new sensation!

G2 has scripted and directed numerous outstanding plays, and has won the kabuki play-writer prize for the new kabuki production of ‘AKEGARASU KOI NO MANEGOTO’-‘The Bird at Dawn and the Playacting of Love’. In staging such works as ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘The Glass Mask’, G2 has achieved great success through its skillful organization and direction of long stories that are difficult to condense into plays. This story, too, of the never before seen Kabuki play ‘Naruto’ will unfold at a breath-taking pace!

Music is provided by the ‘WAGAKKI BAND’!

The closing song for A New Kabuki Production ‘Naruto’, ‘Hikari no Nakade’ is provided by the ‘WAGAKKI BAND’, a band which uniquely fuses traditional Japanese musical instruments with rock. Please look forward to this new and unexpected combination created by the world of ‘NARUTO’!

 

NARUTO Flyer. pdf

 

Review

Jonathan Handke
Jonathan Handke
10:31 17 Mar 20
It’s a must visit if you’re in Kyoto. The guides are absolutely amazing and speak good English. They even have a fully fledged samurai which gives you a brief show with his katana!read more
Edmund Rosewright
Edmund Rosewright
10:41 10 Mar 20
This was a great experience for my family and I. We got to wear armor, play with weapons, and learn alot about Japanese history. Everything was in English. Our tour guide Yuko was enthusiastic and awesome. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Kyoto as a tourist.read more
Adly Almanzo Adnan
Adly Almanzo Adnan
06:48 02 Mar 20
An excellent experience I would recommend. Not just for those with interest in samurai and ninja but to learn about Japan's history with the samurai in general! Trying on the armour was an IG-worthy moment and I actually learnt a lot about ninja and samurai! 2 thumbs up!read more
Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore
02:22 11 Feb 20
Worth every penny!!! My partner and I did the value pack. First, we were dressed in traditional Japanese attire (kimono), then we attended a traditional tea ceremony. After that, we were dressed in samurai gear, learned about their history, and then learned about ninjas and threw ninja stars. At the end, we observed a professional swordsman. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and funny, and hospitable. Our favorite part was the tea ceremony. The hostess was absolutely incredible. Book your visit online ahead of time, and make sure you know if you need to go to the museum or the tea ceremony first. They're only about 5 min apart by walk. Be careful- the museum is mixed in with a large, lively market. We actually showed up a few minutes late because we didn't fully prepare to find the place in all the hustle. Both places have maps to help you get to the other location. Please don't pass this up!read more
Stephanie Hunt
Stephanie Hunt
05:51 16 Jan 20
Loved this experience! Great balance of information and history, dressing up as samurai was fun and trying to throw ninja stars and blow darts was awesome. Reasonably priced and we didn't have to wait at all. Took about an hour all up.read more
J C
J C
21:24 14 Jan 20
Great place to learn about the history of the samurai & ninja. A great place to entertain the kids too as we got to dress up and practice throwing ninja stars and blow darts. We were also lucky to see a martial arts demonstration. Spent a couple of hours here.Glad we came here before visiting the palace.read more
Kianosh Keyvani
Kianosh Keyvani
23:38 05 Jan 20
My husband and I had so much fun here. We chose the tatami mat cutting package. Sensei was patient and encouraging in teaching us how to use a katana and some basic techniques. The rest of the staff were really friendly and informative in samurai history as they walked us through the artifacts. It was just a great experience.read more
Isaac Petrie
Isaac Petrie
05:24 03 Jan 20
The guide was fantastic and we had a great time. It was really informative. Throwing shuriken, blowing darts and dressing as a samurai was a blast. Would recommend.read more
Nikita Gohil
Nikita Gohil
04:21 25 Dec 19
An incredible experience! Got to witness proper samurai fighting and even attempt to try on samurai gear ourselves! We got to throw ninja stars and try blow darts too! The history tour was also very educating and entertaining. Also the staff was very friendly!read more
Brett Vannier
Brett Vannier
13:55 07 Dec 19
Doesn't look like much from the outside, don't be fooled. This place is awesome and worth every penny. I paid extra to cut tatami mat with a real sword. It was a legit 300 year old samurai sword. They are also extremely English friendly.read more
Natalie Golding
Natalie Golding
18:47 07 Oct 19
A lighthearted introduction to Japan's alluring history of samurai and ninjas. As well as sorting the fact from the fiction using a combination of written and spoken guides. The lovely guide we had also introduced the group to some of the lesser known elements of Japanese feudal history before we were all treated to a display from a samurai and then hands on ninja lessons (including throwing stars and blowpipes!) A tongue-in-cheek experience, but genuinely interesting for kids and adults alike - a great rainy day experience.read more
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