The Heisei Nakamura-za: In Memory of Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII

In dedication to the memory of Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII (1955–2012), The Heisei Nakamura-za will be back in Asakusa, Tokyo in April and May.

The Heisei Nakamura-za is the late Nakamura Kanzaburo’s dream come true. It is a series of kabuki performances Kanzaburo finally came to realize after many years of developing the concept. Ever since his first performance in 2000, Kanzaburo has allured audiences from Tokyo to Osaka, Nagoya, New York, Berlin, and Sibiu (Romania). A fine line separates the Nakamura-za from other theatrical performances, a classical Japanese entertainment show that will take you back in time to the Edo period, so to speak. The Heisei Nakamura-za attracts Kabuki fans from all over the world and after over 10 years, it will return to its birthplace in Sumida koen, Asakusa. Do not fret even if you lack any sort of knowledge about Kabuki. English synopsis are handed out without charge to those who request it.


Temporary Theatre in the precincts of Senso-ji Temple

April 1 - May 3, 2015

-Day time performance: Curtain time at 11:00 am
-Night time performance: Curtain time at 4:00 pm