Would you like to join us in reciting the Tale of the Heike with us in Kamakura?

The Learning Place KamakuraKomachian is located about a 5-minute walk from Kamakura Station, just off Komachi Street. The reading class at this venue consists of everyone reading together + listening to a performance (The Tale of the Heike Listened to by Heike Biwa). This is not a course to teach how to sing or play the Heike biwa, but we may make a few impressive phrases into sounds with everyone.

I don’t understand the Tale of the Heike, the words seem difficult…that’s okay! The course will proceed slowly with hiragana text. In this course, we will study history! This course is not about learning history or mastering how to read! This is not a course to study history! Read the stories aloud. Don’t worry if you make mistakes. We will cherish the feelings we have when we hear the performance. We aim to offer such a relaxed course. This is a small class for all ages and genders, with a maximum of 6 people. One-person participation is welcome.

Click here to see what it’s like at a reading class.
Reading “Chikubushimamoude” of the Tale of the Heike together|Audio Available|Report on KamakuraKomachian
https://morinorijapan.com/lectures/kamakura-komachian-eventreporte20240628

▼Audio only *Please pay attention to the volume
9 minutes 38 seconds
The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 7 “Chikubushimamoude
Recorded on June 28, 2024
Please note that there may be parts that are difficult to listen to due to the sound being left as it is in the venue.

original
Tsunemasa korewotottehikitamouni shougensekishounohikyokuniwa miyanouchimosumiwatari makotoniomoshirokarikereba myoujinmokannounitaezuyaoboshiken tsunemasanosodenoueni byakuryuugenjitemietamaeri tsunemasa amarinokatajikenasani yorokobinonanda sekiaetamawazu yayashibaraku onbiwawosashioite kouzoomoitsuzuketamou chihayaburu kamini inorinokanaebaya shirukumoirono arawarenikeri

hiragana
Tsunemasa korewotottehikitamouni shougensekishounohikyokuniwa miyanouchimosumiwatari makotoniomoshirokarikereba myoujinmokannounitaezuyaoboshiken tsunemasanosodenoueni byakuryuugenjitemietamaeri tsunemasa amarinokatajikenasani yorokobinonanda sekiaetamawazu yayashibaraku onbiwawosashioite kouzoomoitsuzuketamou chihayaburu kamini inorinokanaebaya shirukumoirono arawarenikeri





Schedule for 2024

Friday, April 26, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11 “NasunoYoichi”
Click here for more information: Finished

Friday, May 31, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11 “Yuminagashi”
Click here for more information: Finished

Friday, June 28, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 7 “Chikubushimamoude”
Click here for more information: Finished

Friday, July 26, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9 “Atsumorisaigo”
For more information:https://morinorijapan.com/lecture-and-performance/20240726

We are closed in August

Friday, September 27, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9″Kisosaigo” first part
Click here for more information:https://morinorijapan.com/lecture-and-performance/20240927

Friday, October 25, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 9″Kisosaigo” part two
Click here for more information:https://morinorijapan.com/lecture-and-performance/20241025

Friday, November 29, 10:00-11:30
Contents: The Tale of the Heike, Vol. 11 “Senteigojyusui”
Click here for more information:https://morinorijapan.com/lecture-and-performance/20241129

We are closed in December.

Application
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.

Fees
2200 yen per session (tax included)
Credit card payment will be made on the application page.

[Personal belongings]
Writing utensils and beverages

Inquiries
MAIL info@morinorijapan.com
Depending on the content, we may not be able to reply to you or it may take some time before we reply. We appreciate your understanding.

Venue
2-6-16-2 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
5 min. walk from West Exit of JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura Station
Kamakura Komachian
https://r.goope.jp/kamakurakomachi/

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.

Since both the reading lecture and the performance will be in small groups, there may be times when there will be only one participant. Please be assured that we will give performances and lectures even if you are alone. If you are unsure about participating, you may find it easier to get a feel for the atmosphere by listening to the audio of the performance or blog post. We look forward to seeing everyone at both the small concert and the lecture.

Click here for a list of performance audio
https://morinorijapan.com/see-the-sound/