Report|Audio Available|NasunoYoichi|Reading Class @ KamakuraKomachian, April 26, 2024

Join us in Kamakura for the Tale of the Heike. A reading class has started at the Learning Place KamakuraKomachian. The first session in April was on NasunoYoichi. Please listen to the last part of the narration from the rehearsal sound before the class started.

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The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11 “Nasunoyoichi “
Recorded at rehearsal on April 26, 2024
*Please note the volume.

Students were here and there on Komachi-dori in the morning. They seemed to be having a lot of fun talking about what they wanted to eat and where they wanted to go. Turn left on the street in front of Mameya.

Keep going and you will see a curry shop on your left. Turn left at this immediate corner.

Follow the foot concrete to the street, and here is the building you will see! This is KamakuraKomachian. It is truly a hideout!

Today’s attire
Dark blue hakama with a gray-green hanhaba obi. Cream-colored Iromuji.

The reading class is 90 minutes with breaks. Chairs are provided. Please don’t worry, you are not sitting on the floor. This time, I read a story and also did a little storytelling together. I have a lot of work to do, but it was a valuable time for me to realize the joy of creating time with those who participated. Let’s speak out together again. We now have one more place to talk about the Tale of the Heike. Thank you very much for the venue, Komachian.

2-6-16-2 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
5 min. walk from West Exit of JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura Station

Click here for the annual schedule of the reading class @ KamakuraKomachian.

Next course information
Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 10:00-11:30 Doors open 9:40
Capacity: 6 persons
Program: “Yuminagashi” from The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11
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, May 29, 2024

The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11, “Yumi Nagashi”
The sea is filled with the success of Nasu Yoichi. A Heike warrior began to dance, perhaps overcome with emotion. Seeing this, the Genji side orders Yoichi to “shoot that man down too. The Yumi-ryu is a story that follows the famous Nasu Yoichi in the Tale of the Heike. The scene quickly reverses from the admiration of the martial arts to the rage of the battlefield. This is an episode in which the Heike counterattack, the warrior’s name, and dynamism unfold.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but please proceed to the application page from the detailed page of each date (applications for those that are to be accepted soon have not yet started). Please note that KamakuraKomachian does not accept applications, so please contact us if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q:I don’t know the Tale of the Heike at all, can I participate?
A:You are welcome to join us! Don’t worry if you don’t understand the story or the language seems difficult! We will use Hiragana text and proceed slowly. This is a course, but let’s 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. Read the story out loud. Don’t worry if you make mistakes. We are trying to give you a chance to feel what you feel when you listen to the performance. Our goal is to offer such a relaxed course.

Q:Can I participate by myself?
A:Please join us. All ages and genders are welcome.

Q:Can I take a single course (just one session)?
A:Yes, it’s okay! Please join us.

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