In the early spring of 2021, the next generation of rakugoka, kyogen masters, and manzai masters will gather at the Kanze Noh Theater in Ginza! New sensation live in the Reiwa era “Kyogen comedy-Kyogen comedy joint party-“

Held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 / DVD "New Noh" Snow White "" will be released to the general public on Wednesday, January 27

Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. will hold a live performance "Kyogen" where traditional Japanese culture of rakugo, kyogen, and comics will be gathered together at the Kanze Noh Theater in Ginza, 25th Kanze Sakon Memorial on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Gei (reading: Kyoen Ongei) -Kyogen comedy banquet- "will be held.

"Rakugo" is a traditional storytelling that was established in Japan during the Edo period and has been handed down to the present day. It is a traditional Japanese performing art that evolved from Sarugaku that has been passed down since the Muromachi period. "Kyogen" is a performing art and storytelling that makes you laugh at the humorous interaction between the two, which is said to have developed independently in the Kinki region, based on the ancient Manzai that began in the Heian period. Rakugo, Kyogen, and Manzai, which were born in different times and have achieved their own development and evolution, will be introduced at the sacred place of Noh and Kyogen, "25th Kanze Sakon Memorial Kanze Noh Theater", in the era of Reiwa. It will be a live that you can enjoy.

From the rakugo world, Bunchin Katsura, a legend who continues to convey rakugo as a world pop culture, not as a Japanese culture, will appear from a novel perspective. From the Kyogen world, five up-and-coming young Kyogen masters, Taichiro Nomura, who stood on the stage of the Kanze Noh Theater in the new Noh play "Snow White" will be on stage this spring. And from the manzai world, the Nakagawake, the first champion of the M-1 Grand Prix, the milk boy of the 15th champion, and the shocking farce warrior Suehirogariz, who mixed manzai and kyogen, are on the prestigious stage of Kanze Noh Theater. , Show off the first manzai. In the early spring of 2021, please enjoy the hybrid laughter that transcends time and space, which did not seem to exist, but was realized because of this era.

In addition, prior to the live performance, on January 27, 2021 (Wednesday), the DVD of "New Noh" Snow White "" supervised by Kyogen master Mansai Nomura and starring Taichiro Nomura will be released to the general public. Please enjoy the new Noh "Snow White" realized by the camera moving around freely in the non-audience performance with "the best visual beauty".

・ Performance overview

Performance name: "Kyogen Comedy-Kyogen Comedy Joint Feast-"

[Schedule] January 30, 2021 (Sat) ① Open 13:30 Start 14: 00 / ② Open 18:30 Start 19:00

[Venue] Kanze Noh Theater commemorating the 25th Kanze Sakon (6-10-1 GINZA SIX, Chuo-ku, B3)

[Price] All seats reserved Advance 5,000 yen / Same day 5,500 yen (tax included)

Kyogen masters: Taichiro Nomura, Kazunori Takano, Satoshi Oka, Ren Naito, Yuki Nomura Rakugoka: Bunchin Katsura Manzai masters: Nakagawake, Milk Boy, Suehirogariz (19:00 performance only)

[General release] Now on sale

[Sales overview]
<Ticket Yoshimoto>
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<Ticket Pia>
Telephone reservation: 0570-02-9999 (* P code required, 24-hour reception)
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<Kanze Noh Theater>
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・ DVD overview

Title: "New Noh" Snow White ""

[Release Date] January 27, 2021 (Wednesday)

[Price] 4,545 yen + tax

[Product number] YRBN-91430

[Publisher] Yoshimoto Music

[Performance] Taichiro Nomura, Takanobu Sakaguchi, Saburota Kanze, Yuichi Otsuki, Yuki Nomura, etc.

[Supervision] Mansai Nomura

[Contents] Main story: New Noh "Snow White" * GINZA SIX (Ginza Six) B3F, Kanze Noh Theater performance recorded

[Bonus footage] THE MAKING OF new Noh "Snow White" … Includes making footage and interviews with performers closely related to rehearsals and rehearsals.

[Recording time] 81 minutes for the main story + 25 minutes for the bonus video

・ DVD details

New Noh "Snow White" * Released on January 27, 2021 (Wednesday)

That "Snow White" will be reborn as a new figure.
Welcome! To the snow-white world where new Noh plays.
That Grimm fairy tale masterpiece is now revived in the Kanze Noh Theater beyond time and space.
It has been about 200 years since the first edition was published in 1810.
Taichiro Nomura, who plays an active role as a young Kyogen master who will lead the next generation,
We will breathe new life into the world of the new Noh play "Snow White" that my father Mannosuke left behind, together with his friends who are thrilling now.

Main story: New Noh "Snow White"
GINZA SIX B3F, Kanze Noh Theater performance recorded

1st place Queen's appearance 2nd place Dwarf appearance 3rd place Snow White appeared, dwarf's house 4th place Castle 5th place Snow White's murder 6th place Snow White's resurrection 7th place Battle between prince and witch 8th place Large group yen

Bonus video: THE MAKING OF new Noh "Snow White"
Includes making and interviews with performers closely related to rehearsals and rehearsals

© Yoshimoto Kogyo / Kosuke Co., Ltd.

≪ limited benefits≫
Released on January 27, 2021 Customers who reserve or purchase the new Noh play "Snow White" on will receive a "visual sheet (raw photo)" as a first-come-first-served bonus.

[ Limited] Taichiro Nomura New Noh "Snow White" (with visual sheet)
* The number of benefits is limited. It will end as soon as it runs out.

・ Profile of Taichiro Nomura

Noh performer Kyogen style Izumi style (or Izumi style Kyogen master). Born in Tokyo in 1990.
His father studied under the late Mannojo Nomura (8th Manzo Nomura) and Mansai Nomura.
At the age of three, he took the first stage with "Tsubasa" and has already performed "Chitose", "Nasuyo City", "Sanbaso", and "Fishing Fox". In 2019, he will appear in the Mos Burger commercial "Ebiten Shichimi Mayo Kyogen Hen", and in 2020 he will direct and star in the new Noh "Snow White". Supervised by "NEOLD Noh Theater" in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture. Noh unit "MUGEN ∞ Noh" Doujin. Part-time lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University and Oberlin University. (Public corporation) Nohgaku Performing Arts Association member.
* Official site