Applications are now being accepted for “The Tale of the Heike, listened to in one’s sleep by Heike biwa in Yokohama, Chikubushimamoude”!

Yokohama Triennale is a contemporary art festival held every three years in the city of Yokohama. The theme of the 8th exhibition is “Wildflowers: Living Here and Now. The 8th Yokohama Triennale will be held from March 15 to June 9, 2024. We will hold a “Support Program” to enliven the city of Yokohama together with the Yokohama Triennale during the period of the Triennale: “Sleep while Listening|Listening to the Tale of the Heike at Yokohama in Heike Biwa|Chikubushimamoude

The supporting programs to be held during the Triennale are not limited to contemporary art, but will include exhibitions, workshops, and lectures in various genres such as fine arts, video, photography, theater, music, and dance. We hope you will visit various places along with the Yokohama Triennale.

【Outline of the event】
Heike Biwa at Yokohama|Listening to the Tale of the Heike at Yokohama|Chikubushimamoude

March 15, 2024 (Friday), 13:30-14:30 Finished
April 19, 2024 (Friday), 13:30-14:30 Finished
Friday, May 17, 2024, 13:30-14:30
To apply, please visit:

Capacity: 8 persons per session
Fee: 2,200 yen (including tax)
Payment is made by credit card on the application page.
Program: “Chikubushimamoude” from The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 7
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.

The venue is about 7 minutes walk from Kannai Station. Right in front of Yokohama Stadium! It is on the basement floor of the building where Hotto Motto is located. Bears on the basement floor, but for now, please pass by it on the left and head for Kt. That is the studio where this event will be held.

Click here for directions to the venue from the basement floor (no audio)

B1F Daini Tosho Building, 1-15 Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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.

Music bar next door, kt.Bears, is open from 5pm!
A black bear is the landmark! Professional instruments & stage
Music Bar kt.Bears

Synopsis of the performance
The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 7 “Chikubusubushimamoude”
TairanoTsunemasa, a skilled poet and orchestrator, was deeply moved by the beautiful nature of Chikubu Island, which he visited on his way to war. Feeling that the island was a sacred place, he prayed to the gods and played his biwa. Then…

About the Support Program
The Tale of the Heike Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa is a group where you can listen to The Tale of the Heike Biwa to the accompaniment of the Heike biwa while you sleep (while lying down). You may feel drowsy due to the difficult words and sounds, but you are welcome to fall asleep as you are. In keeping with the theme of the 8th exhibition, “Wildflowers: Living Here and Now,” the program will be a Chikubushimamoude of the 7th volume of the Tale of the Heike. The venue is Aioi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, a quiet studio where yoga and other activities are held in small groups. There will be no stage set other than the sound of the Heike biwa and the narrator’s voice. A short explanation will be given, so you don’t need to know the story. It is a concert where you can assemble the scenery of the story with your own senses as you listen. In this age when everything is changing at a dizzying pace, close your eyes for a moment and sharpen your senses. Turn your eyes to the light within you. I hope you can freely imagine the flowers and plants of Chikubushima.

The 8th Yokohama Triennale
Theme “Wildflowers: Living Here and Now
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