4. Performing in Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour: the entire area of Kagurazaka becomes a stage, and people and the town unite into one. Viewing the previous years’ live performance, we visit Kagurazaka Avenue, a performance site of “Street Live Performances” from the bottom of the slope to THEGLEE, where is one of the Evening festival sites, and finally to Evening Live Music Performances at Akagi-jinja Shrine Kagura Hall. Also, we are delivering messages from performers, Stage concierge who supports this festival and the priest of Akagi-jinja Shrine to you. All of the messages convey their special feelings and efforts for Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour. The navigator is Tamagawa Nanafuku, a Rokyoku player who has a close relationship with Kagurazaka for her performances at Akagi-jinja Shrine and THEGLEE. She appeared this festival three times before. She guides you with her playing.

 

Filming cooperation

THEGLEE
Akagi-jinja Shrine

Performers

Navigator
Tamagawa Nanafuku (Rokyoku)

Interview
Pierre Ono (Seshami Street Boys/ Tsugaru shamisen performance)
Sawamura Mami (Rokyoku, shamisen player)
Machi butai concierges
Kazeyama Hideo (Priest of Akagi-jinja Shrine)

Past Footage
Shop Strolling / Traditional Performing Arts Live
Okamura Shintaro (“Jiuta” folk song)
Honjyo Manryu Hide x Honjyo Hidekuni (“Hauta” music)

Performing Arts Tour and Street Live Performances
Seshami Street Boys (Tsugaru shamisen performance)
Wakajishi-kai (“Hogaku-Bayashi” Japanese traditional percussion)
Oyama Yutaka (Tsugaru shamisen) × Kominato Akihisa (“Shakuhachi” Bamboo flute) ×Otawa Masaki (“Taiko” Japanese drum)
Akiyoshi Sara x Tada Ayako (Japanese flute x 25strings “Koto” Japanese harp)
GMQ (“Shakuhachi” bamboo flute)
Fujiyama Taiju (“Tezuma” Japanese classical magic)

Evening Live Music Performances at Akagi-jinja Shrine Kagura Hall
Tobaya Riseki Troupe (Nagauta shamisen) × Mochizuki Harumi Troupe (“Hogaku-Bayashi” Japanese traditional percussion)

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour Official YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-NHbu1n2CP6p8Qs9v8Lp5Q
Releasing: January, 2021
※Recommending to register the channel in advance to prevent from missing out on the Tour.

Navigator

Tamagawa Nanafuku (Rokyoku)

Entered Tamagawa Fukutaro II in 1995 as Kyokushi (shamisen player). Started to perform as Rokyokushi (reciter) for master’s recommendation. Produced five presentations of each of “Tettei Tenpou Suiko-den” and “Rokyoku Eiyu-Retsuden” for her master. Changed and announced the name from Mihoko to Nanafuku. She not only produces many Rokyoku events but also creates her own new Rokyoku and corroborates with various genres and players, such as Noh, comedy, Gidayu, Opera.

Performers

Pierre Ono (Seshami Street Boys/Tsugaru shamisen performance)

He obtains the Metro Tokyo Heaven Artist license as Seshami Street Boys, Gajin, Syarari. Player not only in Japan, but also in the U.S.A., Germany, Brazil, Korea, and more than twenty countries. Being demonstrating an energetic role to introduce Tsugaru shamisen and recorded his performance (as “Project Wago,”) for a movie, “Zatoichi the Last”.

Past Footage

Okamura Shintaro (“Jiura” folk song)

Honjyo Manryu Hide x Honjyo Hidekuni (“Hauta” music)

Seshami Street Boys (Tsugaru shamisen performance)

Wakajishi-kai (“Hogaku-Bayashi” Japanese traditional percussion)

Oyama Yutaka (Tsugaru shamisen) × Kominato Akihisa (“Shakuhachi” Bamboo flute) ×Otawa Masaki (“Taiko” Japanese drum)

Akiyoshi Sara x Tada Ayako (Japanese flute x 25strings “Koto” Japanese harp)

GMQ (“Shakuhachi” bamboo flute)

Fujiyama Taiju (“Tezuma” Japanese classical magic)

Tobaya Riseki Troupe (Nagauta shamisen) × Mochizuki Harumi Troupe (“Hogaku-Bayashi” Japanese traditional percussion)

Day 1

Day 2

Past festivals

Introduction Video from last year

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