August 2024|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa|Small Concert Schedule

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Tuesday, August 13, 2024
The Song of That Person – Heike Monogatari, Volume 7 “Ichimonmiyakoochi”
The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa

[about this concert]
The song of that person who appears in the Tale of the Heike. This is a small concert where the part of the song that symbolizes the scene is told (sung) with accompaniment on the Heike biwa.

From the Tale of the Heike, Volume 7, “Ichimonmiyakoochi”
「hakanashisna nushihakumoiniwakarureba yadohakemurito tachinoborukana」
「furusatowo yakenonoharatokaerimite suemokemurino namijiwozoyuku」

【Outline of the event】
The Song of That Person – The Tale of the Heike, Volume 7: “Ichimonmiyakoochi”
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
Time: 10:40 – 11:00 (Doors open at 10:30)
This is a 15-minute concert.
Program: The Tale of the Heike, Volume 7, “Ichimonmiyakoochi”
Type: Sit and listen
Fee: Free of charge
There is an admission fee (110 yen for residents of the town, 310 yen for non-residents)
Application: Not required (please come directly to the venue)

Ooisomachi Shigitatsuan (designated tangible cultural property of Ooisomachi)
1289 Oiso, Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
7-minute walk from JR Oiso Station

Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Off the Coast of Nachi|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa in One’s Sleep

[about this concert]
The Tale of the Heike, listened to in one’s sleep, is a concert in which you can listen to Heikyoku, a recitation of The Tale of the Heike accompanied by Heike biwa, while lying down (in bed). Why not escape from your daily life and enter the world of The Tale of the Heike? You may feel sleepy from the difficult words and sounds, but it’s okay if you fall asleep. The sound of the Heike biwa and the narrator’s voice are the stage setting. Please create the scenery of the story in your mind. *The Tale of the Heike, listened to in one’s sleep, performed on the Heike biwa, held on Tuesday, August 27, 2024, at Nachi-no-oki (Off the Coast of Nachi) is certified by the Kanagawa Prefecture as part of the Kanagawa Culture Program.

[Off the Coast of Nachi]
I will be reading “Yokobue” and “Koremorijusui” from the Tenth Volume of the Tale of the Heike. Each story depicts the liberation from the suffering of this world and spiritual sublimation. Tokiyori and Yokobue’s story achieves spiritual growth and liberation through the form of becoming a monk, while Koremorijusui chooses the path to enlightenment by ending his own life, severing his lingering attachment to his family and companions.

Tale of the Heike, Volume 10, Yokobue
Taira no Koremori heads from Yashima to Koyasan, struggling with his feelings for his family back in the capital. There he meets Takiguchi Nyudo (Saito Takiguchi Tokiyori), a man who once loved a woman named Yokobue, but who, despite his family’s objections, chose to pursue the Buddhist path. This is the story of Yokobue, who inspired Takiguchi Nyudo to turn to Buddhism, and who watches over Taira no Koremori as he dies.

Tale of the Heike, Volume 10: Koremorijusui
After visiting the three Kumano mountains, Taira no Koremori and his men head out to sea. Before entering the water, Koremorijusui is wracked with thoughts of his family, and Takiguchi Nyudo, wiping away his tears and feigning composure, tries to talk him out of it. The film depicts Koremorijusui’s final moments, as he cuts off his lingering attachments and chooses the path of enlightenment.

【Outline of the event】
Kanagawa Culture Program Certification
Off the Coast of Nachi – The Tale of the Heike, listened to in one’s sleep by Heike biwa
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time: 13:00-14:00 Doors open at 12:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: The Tale of the Heike, Volume 10: “Yokobue” and “Koremorijusui”
Type: Listening while sleeping (after a brief explanation, performance and narration by Heike biwa)
*Please remove your shoes to enter this venue. Yoga mats are provided.
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Payment: Advance payment (credit card payment on the reservation website)
Application deadline: August 26, 2024
Click here to apply.:

B1F Daini Tosho Building, 1-15 Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Blue Line Kannai station 7 min. walk
5 min. walk from Nihon-odori Sta. on the Minatomirai Line
The entrance is located on the left side of the street, with the “Hotto Motto” in front of it on the larger side of the street.
*Please note that there is another entrance in a narrow alley, but you cannot enter or exit from there.

Come, join us in the world of the Tale of the Heike.
We look forward to seeing you at the venue.

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