“Miyako Odori” 2019
Highlighting the springtime atmosphere, “Miyako Odori” is performed in the newly renovated Minamiza Theatre where festive kaomise kabuki marked the end with a great success.
In order to celebrate the reopening of the Minamiza Theatre located in the birthplace of kabuki, this year’s theme is entitled “Miyohajime Kabuki no Irodori” (displaying places of interest of Kyoto in the new era, dipicting scenes especially related to the theatre, and geiko and maiko perform a dance with a wish of happiness and prosperity of the new Emperor to be enthroned in May.)
“Miyako Odori first held in 1872 is a beautiful dance performance of eight scenes which begins with the unique loud call “Yoi Ya- Sa-” and all performers dance together in front of sliding screens put on silver foil, representing a court noble house.The dance, this year, progresses from the scene of “Shijo Kawaramachi” the birth place of kabuki, “Katsura Imperial Villa.” “Gian Chaya.” and other places of scenic beauty and historic interest in the vicinity of the Minamiza Theatre and in connection with the Imperial Family, and the finale comes with a scene of cherry blossoms in full bloom at Daikakuji Temple.
“Miyako Odori” featuring Kyoto’s four seasons has been shown for more than 140 years; please enjoy the elaborate stage by maiko and geiko in the traditional Minamiza Theatre.
- April 1st(Mon)~April 27th(Sat), 2019
- 3 Shows Per Day
(the running time for each show is approximately 60 minutes)
1st 12:30~ 2nd 14:30~ 3rd 16:30~
- 【Ticket Prices】
- Premium Seat : ¥5,500 (tax included)
Regular Seat : ¥4,000 (tax included）
- ■JR Kyoto station – Recommended option: taxi
■Keihan Railway – Get off at “Gion-shijo” station, next to exit No.6
■Hankyu Railway – Get off at “Kawaramachi” station, 3minutes’ walk from exit No.1
Please allow plenty of time when visiting the theatre as significant traffic congestion is expected in spring tourist season.