2024/11/26 The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike biwa|The Final Sea, Dannoura.

Tuesday, November 26, 2024
Fee: 2200 yen
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: From the Tale of the Heike, Volume 11“Dannourakassen”, “Touya”, “Senteigojyusui”, “Notodonosaigo”, “Naishidokoromiyakoiri”

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The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa: The Final Sea, Dannoura is a “Kanagawa Cultural Program Certified” and “Kanagawa Prefecture Citizen Cultural Festival Participation Program”.

[about this concert]
This is a small concert where you can listen to Heikyoku (The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa with accompaniment) in an old folk house in Kamakura, along with a modern translation of parts of the story. The simple sound of the Heike biwa and the voice of the narrator, the flowers and plants that cross the end and beginning of each season, and the Enoden train passing right next to the room. The vitality of the various lives you can feel in this place is superimposed on the vitality of the lives of the people who fought in the battle 800 years ago.

The final sea, Dannoura.
The scenery of that day. The voices of that time. Now, the final sea of Dan-no-ura, where the murmur that cannot be seen is gathered and told.

The Tale of the Heike, Volume 11: “Dannourakassen”
At Dannoura, the Genji and the Heike raised battle cries that echoed through heaven and earth. Tairano Tomomori stood on the deck of his ship and said, “Even the greatest generals and warriors in Japan, China and India are powerless when their time has come. But their names are precious. For what purpose do you value your lives? “Today is the last day for our army.” he said, encouraging his men.

Tale of the Heike, Volume 11, “Touya”
Wadanokotarou Yoshimori of the Genji clan fires arrow after arrow at the forces of the Heike clan. Niinokishirou Chikakiyo of the Heike clan fires back at the arrows that have pierced their ship. The soldiers of the Genji and Heike clans fought fiercely, sparing no lives, but the Genji could not lay a hand on them because they had the Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures. Then, something like a white cloud drifted through the sky.

The Tale of the Heike, Volume 11: “Senteigojyusui”
The Genji clan one after another subdue the Heike clan’s ships. Sensing his end, Tairano Tomomori begins to clean the imperial barge. Niinoama says, “Even though I am a woman, I will not fall into the hands of the enemy. I will go with the Emperor,” and she proceeds into the sea holding the Antoku Emperor.

The Tale of the Heike, Volume 11: “Notodonosaigo”
Noritsune, who did not recognize Yoshitsune’s face, attacked the warrior in splendid armor one after another. He managed to get on board Yoshitsune’s ship, but Yoshitsune jumped over to an ally’s ship. Noritsune was unable to pursue him, so he threw his weapons and helmet into the sea and spread his arms wide, saying, “Anyone who thinks they can take me on, come and fight me and try to take me alive.”

Tale of the Heike, Volume 11: “Naishidokoromiyakoiri”
The end of the war. Red flags and red seals are cut down at sea, as if the autumn leaves of the Tatsuta River had been blown away by a storm. The white waves are tinged with light pink.

【Outline of the event】
The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa|The Final Sea, Dannoura.
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00 Doors open at 10:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: From the Tale of the Heike, Volume 11“Dannourakassen”, “Touya”, “Senteigojyusui”, “Notodonosaigo”, “Naishidokoromiyakoiri”
Type: Sit and listen + modern translation and narration (some Heike biwa performances and narration with modern translation)
Fee: 2200 yen (tax included)
Payment: Advance payment (credit card payment on the reservation website)
Application deadline: Monday, November 25, 2024
Click here to apply: Applications will be accepted from late August.

This concert is by reservation only. We are sorry, but if you have not registered by the day before, you will not be admitted to the concert even if you arrive at the venue on the day of the performance. Also, for the sake of the quality of the performance and your experience, no one will be allowed to enter the venue after the performance begins. Thank you for your understanding.

Garden & Space Kuru Kuru
2-7-12 Yuhigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 3-minute walk from Wadatsuka Station on the Enoden Line

Directions from Enoden Wadazuka with photos.
Garden & Space Kuru Kuru
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.
The garden of the venue is inhabited by a variety of plants and flowers. Please spend your time gently.