2024/09/27 Kisosaigo (Part 1) – Reading Course – The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa

Friday, September 27, 2024
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: The Tale of the Heike, Volume 9, “Kisosaigo” (First Part)

[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: “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.

Click here for the full text of the modern-language translation of Kisosaigo.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2024
Time: 10:00-11:30 Doors open 9:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: “Kiso Saikishi” from The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9
First Part (This is a reading course for the first half of the text)
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, September 25, 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.