July 2024|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa|Small Concert and Lecture Schedule

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Thursday, July 18, 2024
The Tale of the Heike, a little scary|Volume 4 “Nue”|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa

[about this concert]
Slightly Scary Tales of the Heike is a small concert in which the accompaniment of the Heike biwa tells the story of the mysterious tale of the Heike and the model for the ghost stories. Don’t worry, it is not scary if you listen to it in the daytime.

Synopsis of the performance
The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 4 “Nue“
During the Nipyo period, there was an incident in which Emperor Konoe was frightened at night. MinamotonoYorimasa was selected from among the warriors of both the Genji and Heishi, MinamotonoYorimasa clans to guard him, and he stood by with his retainer, Inohata. At the stroke of an ox, a black cloud rose from the Higashi-Sanjo forest and billowed over the palace, and Yorimasa saw a suspicious figure in the cloud.

【Outline of the event】
The Tale of the Heike, Part 4: “Nue” (a little scary)
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time: 11:00-11:40 Doors open at 10:40
Capacity: 8 persons
Type: Sitting and listening (after a brief explanation, performance and narration by Heike biwa)
Fee: 1000 yen (tax included)
Payment: Cash on the day *Please keep the change
Application deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Click here to apply: Application period has finished.

Fujisawa City Fujisawa Community Center, Labor Hall and other complex facilities F Place
Multipurpose room 2 (the electric board shows BIWANOTE)
1-12-17 Honmachi, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa
It is an 11-minute walk (about 1 km) from Fujisawa Station and a 9-minute walk (about 750 m) from Fujisawa-Honmachi Station.

July 26, 2024
Atsumorisaigo|Reading Course|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa at KamakuraKomachian

[about this course].
This is a reading course held at the Kamakura learning center “KamakuraKomachian”. The format is to enjoy the story while reading the Tale of the Heike, accompanied by Heike biwa (please note that this is not a course to teach how to sing or play). Even if you don’t understand the story or the words are difficult, it’s okay. We will proceed slowly with the hiragana text.

This course is not intended to be a history lesson or a course to master reading. The emphasis is on reading stories aloud (even if you make mistakes) and on valuing your own feelings when you listen to performances. We aim to create a relaxed atmosphere in the course. We also welcome individual participants.

Synopsis of the performance
The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9 “Atsumori Saigo”
Kumagai Jiro Naozane, a warrior of the Genji clan, was defeated at the Battle of Ichinotani and followed the fleeing Heike nobles to the coast. There he encounters a young warrior wearing luxurious armor. Kumagai succeeds in capturing him, but realizes that the young warrior is about the same age as his own son. Kumagai feels compassion for him and wants to save his life, but the young warrior refuses. Kumagai grips his sword in a conflicted grip, knowing better than to fall into the hands of his allies, who are closing in behind him.

Date: Friday, July 26, 2024
Time: 10:00-11:30 Doors open 9:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: “Atsumorisaigo” from The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9
Type: Recitation + Storytelling (everyone listens to a recitation followed by Heike Biwa performance and storytelling)
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Payment: Advance payment (credit card payment on the reservation website)
Application deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Venue: Kamakura Komachian
2-6-16-2 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
5 min. walk from West Exit of JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura Station

Kamakura Komachian Website
Access to the Venue

July 30, 2024
Kiso Yoshinaka looks back|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike biwa| vol.9 “Kisosaigo”

(Kanagawa Culture Program Certification)

Synopsis of the performance
The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9: “Kisosaigo”
Kiso Yoshinaka is cornered. Tomoe, a female warrior who remained loyal to him until the end, was urged by Yoshinaka to leave the battlefield. After much conflict, Tomoe decided to part ways with Yoshinaka and challenged him to one last battle. After that, only one man remained by Yoshinaka’s side, Imai Shiro Kanehira. A deep bond and a promise exchanged. He sent Yoshinaka to Awazu-no-Matsubara, and in order to buy a little time before Yoshinaka committed suicide, Kanehira faced the enemy alone.

【Outline of the event】
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00 Doors open at 10:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9 “Kisosaigo”
Type: Contemporary translation and narration (Heike biwa performance and narration with contemporary translation)
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Payment: Advance payment (credit card payment on the reservation website)
Application deadline: Monday, July 29, 2024
Click here to apply:https://select-type.com/ev/?ev=92lBbEjujbw

Garden & Space Kuru Kuru
2-7-12 Yuhigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 3-minute walk from Wadatsuka Station on the Enoden Line

Directions from Enoden Wadazuka with photos.
Garden & Space Kuru Kuru
Access to the Venue

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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