(Kamakura, Oiso, Fujisawa, Yokohama) We will introduce venues for small concerts in 2024.

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The contents of the [Venue Information] section of the website have been updated. This section introduces each venue and the performances scheduled to be held at each venue. Today, we will introduce the contents of this section here.

Venue Information

[Kamakura] Garden & Space Kurukuru

Garden & Space Kurukuru is a traditional Japanese house located a 3-minute walk from Wadazuka Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway, and a 10-minute walk from Kamakura Station. At this venue, they perform the Heike Monogatari, which depicts the fierce scenes of war and battle.

The garden is home to a diverse ecosystem of plants, and its appearance changes with the seasons. It feels as if the end and the beginning are intersecting. The Enoden train passes right next to the room, and you can feel the vibrancy of life mingling throughout the building. Here, we will superimpose the vibrancy of life of the people who fought in the battle over 800 years ago from the Tale of the Heike. I hope you will spend a moment where the present and the past intersect.

2-7-12 Yui-ga-hama, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
3 min. walk from Enoden Wadazuka Station
Garden & Space Kuru Kuru


KamakuraKomachian is a place for learning located about a 5-minute walk from Kamakura Station, behind Komachi-dori Avenue. Here, we hold recitation classes. In these classes, we all read out loud and listen to The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa accompaniment at each section. Please note that this is not a course that teaches how to sing or play Heike biwa.

The course will progress slowly using hiragana text. The aim is not to learn about history in depth or to master reading perfectly. It is a relaxed course where you can read the stories aloud and not worry about making mistakes, but instead focus on what you feel. Let’s all try reading out loud together.

Reading Course Schedule List for 2024

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

Oiso Shigitatsuan

Shigitatsuan, a designated tangible cultural property of Ooisomachi, is located about a 7-minute walk from Oiso Station. This historic place was named after a poem by Saigyo Hoshi, a poet from the end of the Heian period, and a stone monument was erected and a small hermitage was built by Sokusetsu of Odawara in the early Edo period, with a stone Buddha statue of the Five Wisdom Buddhas being brought there. Later, Oyodo Michikaze became the first abbot and it has continued to the present day as one of the three great haikai dojos of Japan. Here, we are planning to hold a small concert where you can listen to songs from the Tale of the Heike.

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

F Place (Fujisawa)

F-Place is a complex facility that includes the Fujisawa Community Center and Labor Hall, located about 11 minutes on foot from Fujisawa Station. The venue is Multi-Purpose Room 2. Here, they hold short programs such as concerts that can be listened to in one’s sleep or concerts that can be listened to while sitting down. It is recommended for those who want to listen to a little of The Tale of the Heike. There is a library in the building, so it might be a good idea to drop by.

1-12-17 Honmachi, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa
11 min. walk from Fujisawa Station
9 min. walk from Fujisawa-Honmachi Station
Fujisawa City Fujisawa Community Center, Labor Hall and other complex facilities F Place

【Yokohama】 kt.Space (B1F, Tosho Bldg. No.2)

Kt.Space is a studio on the first basement floor of a building diagonally opposite Yokohama Stadium (Hotto Motto on the first floor), about a seven-minute walk from Kannai Station. At this venue, we hold small concerts where you can listen to The Tale of the Heike, which mainly tells sad stories and depicts relaxing scenes, while you sleep. Please take off your shoes at the entrance, as yoga mats are provided at this venue. The lighting is dimmed during the performance so that you can listen in the dark.

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

Click here for an introduction to the performances at each venue.
Click here for the 2024 schedule.

We look forward to seeing you at the venue.

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