2024/07/26 Atsumorisaigo|Reading Course|The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa

Friday, July 26, 2024
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9 “The Last Days of Atsumori

Thanks to everyone, the July 26th reading session has reached capacity. Thank you for your applications. The next session will be on September 27th, Kisosaigo (Part 1). For details, please see here.

[about this course].
The Tale of the Heike Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa @ KamakuraKomachian is a reading class held at Komachian, a study place in Kamakura. Why don’t you come and listen to Heike biwa performance and storytelling while everyone recites a story picked up once a month? Don’t worry if you don’t understand the story or the words seem difficult…! The course will proceed slowly with hiragana text. This is a course, but we will study history! It is not a course to master how to read! It is not a course to study history or to master how to read. We will read the story out loud (don’t worry if you make mistakes) and cherish the feelings you get when you hear the performance. We aim to offer such a relaxing course. One-person participation is welcome.

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.

Atsumorisaigo: Modern Translation of the Story Synopsis in Full
Click here for the first part.
Click here for the second half.

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

This course is by appointment only. Due to miscommunication, we are not accepting reservations by email, phone, or at the venue. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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

To protect your privacy, we do not allow photography, video recording or recording. We appreciate your understanding.
In case of cancellation due to typhoons or traffic conditions, we will notify you at least one day in advance.