Frequently Asked Questions


[Contact Information and Inquiries]

Please tell me the contact details for MORINORI.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but please direct any inquiries regarding the schedule, etc. to the event management office. We apologize, but we do not exchange personal contact information at MORINORI. Please understand that we will not be able to answer any questions you may have at the venue.

Operation
BRIGADE Corporation
WEB https://brigadejapan.com
MAIL info@brigadejapan.com

Do you have a social networking service?

We are sorry, but we currently have no plans to use social networking services (such as Facebook, Instagram, or X). We apologize for the inconvenience, but please check this website or the following for the latest information on courses and other events.

MORINORI website (updates the fastest)
https://morinorijapan.com

note(This is useful for those who use the note app)
https://note.com/morinorijapan/

stand.fm(The contents of the blog are being distributed as audio.)
https://stand.fm/channels/661cb5bef95ea2f8e4af102c

I haven’t received a reply to my inquiry email.

I’m sorry, but please wait a while as we will contact you as soon as we have checked the details. If you contact us on weekends, public holidays or performance days, it will take longer than usual for us to reply. Please understand that we may not be able to reply depending on the content.



About the receipt.

Will a receipt be issued?

A receipt will be issued by e-mail upon completion of your application (upon completion of credit card payment). Please confirm that the management of BRIGADE Co. If payment is made at the venue, a receipt will be given at the venue.

Are you registered as a Qualified Invoicing Business?

Yes, the registration number is T9021001074667 (BRIGADE Corporation).



About the language]

Can I get an explanation in English? Can I apply?

We are very sorry, but we cannot provide explanations in English. We can exchange e-mails using a translation tool, but we are unable to have a conversation. We have received many requests for this service, and we will gradually improve the environment, but for the time being, we ask for your understanding that explanations and applications will only be provided in Japanese.

Can you handle inbound visitors to Japan (when sightseeing in Kamakura)?

Thank you for your consideration. We are not able to offer tours in multiple languages, including English, at this time, but if you have a tour assistant, we may be able to accommodate you. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please let us know your itinerary, number of people, and budget.


About the Heikyoku]

What is a Heikyoku?

There are various ways of thinking and understanding Heikyoku, depending on the performer or researcher. Please allow us to answer with the understanding that MORINORI thinks this way. MORINORI defines Heikyoku as “telling the Tale of the Heike to the accompaniment of the Heike biwa”, and uses the Heike Mabushi score. Heikyoku is a traditional Japanese narrative form of storytelling, and is a musical expression based on the classic literary work “Tale of the Heike”. It expresses the scenes of the story by telling various passages with the biwa and voice. Even today, various performers and researchers are working on it, so I hope you will listen to Heikyoku performed by a variety of people.

Is the Tale of the Heike played on other biwa (satsuma biwa, chikuzen biwa, etc.) a heikyoku?

The Heikyoku (Heikyoku) used in Heikyoku are approximately 200 songs compiled in the Edo period in accordance with the Tale of the Heike. I apologize if this is a case of my own lack of knowledge, but I believe that pieces such as Gion Shoja, Nasunoyoichi and Atsumori, which you may hear on the Satsuma biwa or Chikuzen biwa, are not Heikyoshosetsu, but rather It is likely that they are pieces of music with melodies for each type of biwa (including some that play parts of the Heike Monogatari) that have been arranged for performance on the Satsuma biwa and Chikuzen biwa (some people play parts of the Heike Monogatari). Compared to the simple tunes of the Heike biwa, the Satsuma biwa and Chikuzen biwa are more ornate and wonderfully add color to the story. I hope you will listen to other Heike monogatari performances on the biwa.

I’d like to ask about Gion Seisha.

I’m very sorry, but I can’t do it because I haven’t yet studied Gion Shoja. There are 161 Heikyoku, 28 Denju, and 10 Hikyoku, and Gion Shoja is one of the Hikyoku. It is given after completing all the Heikyoku and Denju, and I don’t even know if I will be able to receive it. Although it is not Heikyoku, you can find Gion Shoja being performed by various performers on the Satsuma Biwa and Chikuzen Biwa on YouTube, so I hope you will listen to it there. They are all wonderful. MORINORI is also working hard so that he can learn it someday.

Can you teach me how to narrate Heikyoku and Heike biwa?

I’m very sorry, but MORINORI does not teach Heikyoku narration or Heike biwa. Please accept my apologies.

Is what is labeled as a course a course on the heike biwa?

Those labeled as lectures are for participants to recite the Tale of the Heike and then listen to the Heikyoku. This is not a course to learn Heike biwa or storytelling. Please understand that this is not a course to learn Heike biwa or storytelling.


About the lecture and the concert.

Where can I apply?

Please click on the page you wish to apply from the “Courses/Concerts” page, and then click the “Click here to apply” button at the top of the page. You will be redirected to the event page, so please fill out the necessary information by clicking the “Apply” button on the page.

I would like to apply for participation by more than one person (group).

We are now accepting applications for more than one person. Please note that payment must be made by credit card by the representative person.

Can I apply by phone or email?

We are sorry, but please apply from the application page that will be transferred from each course/concert page.

Can I cancel my participation?

Yes, it is possible. Please contact us at least one day prior to the event date and time by clicking on the link on the event page attached to the e-mail, or by us.

I received a cancellation notice after submitting my application.

We are very sorry, but we will not accept applications from those who have cancelled many times in the past or those who are found to be disruptive to participants, the venue, or the performers. Thank you for your understanding.

Where can I make payment?

For those with pre-payment attached to the event page, payment will be made at the time of registration. For those with payment on the day of the event, please pay at the venue on the day of the event.

What payment methods are available?

To avoid confusion on the day of the event, payment is to be made by credit card at the time of application. For meetings that accept cash payment on the day of the event, we will inform you separately.

I haven’t heard from you to confirm tomorrow, even though it’s the day before.

We are sorry, but we do not contact participants to confirm their participation on the day before the event, except to send a confirmation email when they register. If you have any concerns about your registration or are unsure about the venue, etc., please feel free to contact us by the day before the event.



About the request for the performance

Can I ask you to play a plain tune?

Thank you. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please contact us with your schedule (dates, content, cost, etc.). We will check the details and get back to you by e-mail. Please note that we may have to decline your request.