a chance to encounter a never-before-seen Nagoya
Kyogen and a variety of other art forms thrilled the hearts of Nagoya's residents,
and this enjoyment was carried down through day-to-day life as traditional culture.
Meanwhile, in out-of-the-way corners of the city,
long-forgotten stories of yore...and when we carefully retrace the maps with fresh eyes,
everywhere we go, we arrive at history and traditions with ties to today.
Wander about, and you're sure to encounter the fair visage of Nagoya, a city of culture.
Let us be astonished at the expressions that appear, laugh deeply,
and recount together the heretofore unglimpsed views of Nagoya.
The entire city is the stage for celebration of "A Place of Art, a Place of Journeys – Nagoya."
It awaits you again at this year's Yattokame Festival.
- From October 27 (Sat) 2018 to November 18 (Sun)
- Throughout the city of Nagoya
Much of Japan’s performing arts emerged from the bustling streets from which the performers formed a cultural community. The modern day streets still maintain that culture, and this is where this project was born. The performances in this project re-ignite the traditions!
The art of Noh was patronized by the ruling samurai caste, and admired by the townsfolk. Without seeing it, you cannot fully appreciate its traditional role or craft, nor can you understand the roots of this city. The world of Noh is a world beyond your wildest dreams, a world that lives on, in Nagoya City.
Follow the footprints of history through the city to discover secrets, stories and valuable cultural heritage. You’ll see the city in a different light having seen, heard, touched and experienced on this fascinating and enjoyable course.
On 47 well-loved strolls, you can walk with a guide who loves Nagoya. Find out how the sights you see are rooted in history and culture. Feel the thrill of discovering hidden treasure. New walks added. To little-known spots, trace the steps of historic people. It’s great fun to walk through the streets and see sights that express the deep charm of Nagoya.
Kicking off with a lively program, the launch of the cultural festival.
- October 27 (Sat) from 1:00pm
- Nagoya Castle Event Stage
- Rin Rin Koike, Daiki Miyata
- Street kabuki, Kōdan traditional storytelling, Kyogen
|Oct 27 (Sat)||from 3:00 pm||Nagoya Castle Event Stage|
|Oct 28 (Sun)||from 1:45 pm||Endoji Shotengai|
|Nov 2 (Fri)||from 7:00 pm||Central Park Square|
|Nov 17 (Sat)||from 2:10 pm||Aeon Mall Atsuta|
|Nov 18 (Sun)||from 3:15 pm||Chunichi Building Rooftop|
- Inoue Matsujiro, Sato Tomohiko, Nomura Matasaubro
|Oct 27 (Sat)||from 2:20 pm||Nagoya Castle Event Stage|
|Oct 28 (Sun)||from 1:00 pm||Endoji Shotengai|
|Nov 17 (Sat)||from 1:25 pm||Aeon Mall Atsuta|
|Nov 18 (Sun)||from 2:30 pm||Chunichi Building Rooftop|
- Sōken Kudō (Head of Kudō School of Nihon Buyō),
Kirk Nishikawa Dixon (Bekkaku Shihan Nishikawa School of Nihon Buyō)
- Kazumasa Nishikawa (Head of Nishikawa School of Nihon Buyō)
|Nov 3 (Sat)||from 1:00 pm||Osu Shopping District|
- Chicago Kaminarimon, eko Kawamoto,Kazuteru Genishi,MEGURU
Music Venues It All Started in the 70s
|Nov 6 (Tue)||from 7:00 pm||Tokuzo|
- Mohei Hirano,Yutaka Morita
|Nov 4 (Sun)||from 1:45 pm||Aeon Yagoto|
|Nov 12 (Fri)||from 5:30 pm||Central Park Square|
- Shizuko Mizuno,Hidegoro Honjyo
|Nov 2 (Fri)||from 6:15 pm||Central Park Square|
|Oct 27 (Sat)||from 1:45 pm||Nagoya Castle Event Stage|
- Kyokudo Rinrin
|Oct 27 (Sat)||from 1:15 pm||Nagoya Castle Event Stage|
Kyogen: Fuzumo and Noh: Funa-Benkei
Enjoying Noh Performed Over Four Centuries Ago for First Domain Lord Tokugawa Yoshinao
|Nov 10 (Sat)||from 2:00 pm||Nagoya Nogakudo|
- Nomura Matasaubro,Ai Ibi
Shite lead actor: Matasaburo Nomura (Izumi School)On his master's orders, the sole retainer of a daimyo who wants another servant finds a man who is said to be an excellent sumo wrestler. The daimyo challenges the man to a match, but in the first bout he's taken by surprise and loses. The daimyo then studies Writing son Sumo – a work penned by one of his ancestors – and decisively wins the second match. But who will be the winner of the third?
Shite lead actor: Ai Ibi (Hosho School)After the end of the Gempei War, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, pursued by his elder brother Yoritomo, flees westward from Omo-no-Ura by boat. His mistress Shizuka, not permitted to accompany him, dances in tears as she prays for Yoshitsune's safe passage. Aboard the boat, Yoshitsune is attacked by the vengeful ghost of Tomomori, the top general of the defeated Heike clan. Benkei, Yoshitsune's manservent, attempts to counter this through the power of prayer. This entertaining noh work is replete with great scenes.
the World's Oldest Orchestra
The Strains of Ga Music Familiar to Domain Lords Across the Ages
|Nov 18 (Sun)||from 2:00 pm||Nagoya City Performing Arts Center|
- Gojou Sonomi,Nonomura Akiko
|Period||October 27 (Sat.) to November 18 (Sun.)|
|Locations||• All venues of Geidokoro Machinaka Hiro, Geidokoro Nagoya Butai, Machinaka Terakoya, Machiaruki Nagoya, and all special planning locations
• All 23 shops participating in “So Nagoya! Tour of Japanese confectionery shops”
• Paper for imprints is available at each participating location.
• Souvenir gifts for qualifying collectors can be claimed only at the stage of Geidokoro Machinaka Hiro.
(Imprints are not available at the following events: Concert in Collaboration with the Shino School of Kōdō, Uraku-style tea ceremony, Jinkō Ren’ai Sōkyokusen performance, Share a drink and noh beloved by warlords dinner show, Parlor live events, Time Garden, or on the day that the Shachihoko Challenge Project is announced.)
|Period||October 27 (Sat.) to November 18 (Sun.)|
|Aoyagi Sōhonke KITTE Nagoya shop, Ichida, Owari Nagoya Kameya Yoshihiro Honten, Kawaguchi-ya, Onkashi-tsukasa Kikyo-en, Onkashi-tsukasa Kiku-ya, Onkashi-tsukasa Kikuya Shigetomi, Owarigashi Kitagawa, Kiyome-mochi Sōhonke, Suzume-odori Sōhonten, Daikoku-ya Honten, Tsukuhane-ya, Nayabashi Manjū Banshōan Ōsubanshoji-dōri Shop, Bankaku Sōhonpo, Onkashi-tsukasa Furōen Masamitsu, Furōen Kakuōzan Shop, Mannen-dō, Murasakiya, Onkashi-tsukasa Mochikan, Mochibun Sōhonten & Honten, and Ryoguchiya Korekiyo Sakae Shop (total 21)|
• At participating shops, you can get a stamp to count towards your Culture Tour Imprint Stamp Collection total.
Performance In The City, Traditional Performing Arts, Study In The City
• Tickets can be purchased at the 13 participating playhouse theatres city wide (except for the Mizuho Playhouse Theatre) including the Nagoya Civic Hall, Nagoya City Performing Arts Center, Cultur Foundation for Youth, Nagoya Noh Theater and other Nagoya City Cultural Center promotional agencies and facilities on weekends and holidays too.
• Circle-K Sankus, 7-Eleven direct sales
• Ticket PIA handling charges apply.
> Please register via the Yattokame Festival Home Page (24 hours)