Performance in Tsuwano

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Date : Sunday, November 5, 2017

Place : Yomei-ji Temple (Cultural Property of a Japan Heritage)

Celebrate an intangible “treasure.”

Special performance at Yomei-ji, a Japan Heritage site.

Tsuwano, also known as “Little Kyoto,” suddenly appears in the beautiful scenery of the San-in region.

The townscape and customs have been preserved by referencing the Tsuwano Hyakkeizu, a series of drawings that depict life at the end of the Edo period in a lively manner. It is said that even now, you can experience more than half of the themes in the drawings!

The appeal of this small town with a concentration of flavor and passion is represented in “The Bygone Days of Tsuwano: Traveling the Hyakkeizu” which is a certified a Japan Heritage.

Let’s use the drawings to help us go back to the end of the Edo period, at Yomei-ji in the fall which appears in the Hyakkeizu!

A talk by the Japan Heritage concierge and “Tsuwano Odori” dancing which marks its 400th anniversary. Young rising stars perform Nihon Buyo, koto and biwa with Tsuwano related themes.

Ms. Shoko Nakagawa, who is also active as an illustrator, will be the facilitator as we embark with the audience on a trip of discovery and celebration!


  • Japan Heritage Talk

Tokuhide Shimizu (Concierge at the Tsuwano Town Japan Heritage Center.)

Kiyoshi Yonemoto (Planner at the Commerce and Tourism Section, Tsuwano Town Hall.)

  • Nihon Buyo

Hideki Izumi (Japanese classical dance iemoto (grand master) of the Izumi School.)

  • Koto (Koto and Shamisen)

Naoichi Tanaka (Koto player of the Yamada School.) and others

  • Biwa

Momoka Enomoto (Biwa player of the Tsuruta School)

  • Local Performing Art “Tsuwano Odori”

Tsuwano Odori Preservation Society (Cultural Property of a Japan Heritage and Prefectural Intangible Folk Culture Property. )

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Japanese Name
Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo) TEL:+81-359-09-3060
Ro-107, Ushiroda, Tsuwano-shi, Kanoashi-gun, Shimane Prefecture
Sunday, November 5, 2017 The same performance will be shown twice. 1:00pm to 2:10pm (doors open at 12:30pm) / 3:30pm to 4:40pm (doors open at 3:00pm)
Yomei-ji Temple, Tsuwano Town, Shimane Prefecture