Performance Dates & Tickets
Jo Kanamori's ambitious full-length ballet KAGUYAHIME world premieres in Fall 2023.

Ballet in three acts, World Premiere
Direction and Choreography Jo Kanamori
Music Claude Debussy
Costume design Tamae Hirokawa (SOMA DESIGN)
Décor Masaki Kondo
Video Ryu Endo
Lighting design Masakazu Ito (RYU)
Assistant Director Sawako Iseki
Costume production Sonoko Takeda (Veronique)

The Tokyo Ballet commissioned Jo Kanamori, one of the greatest choreographers in Japan, to create a full-length ballet for the Company, whose creation started in the spring of 2021. The first act was premiered in 2021 and the second in April 2023. After two years and seven months since the beginning of the project, it will be completed as a ballet in three acts, giving its world premiere in October 2023.

Inspired by the oldest Japanese surviving piece of long prose narrative "The Tale of Bamboo Cutter", Kanamori has drawn the happy childhood of Kaguyahime in Act I, and her lonely life in the Court and struggle with the court people in Act II. Act III will reach the climax of the tale; why she has to return to the Moon.

Don't miss out the mysterious journey of Kaguyahime!

Photo: Shoko Matsuhashi

Jo Kanamori

Performance Dates

Friday 20 October 2023, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 21 October 2023, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Sunday 22 October 2023, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Saturday 2 December 2023, 16:00 RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center (Niigata)
Sunday 3 December 2023, 14:00 @TRYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center (Niigata)


Tokyo Performances
Kaguyahime Akira Akiyama (10/20, 22) / Maria Adachi (10/21)
Douji Dan Tsukamoto (10/20, 22) / Yasuomi Akimoto (10/21)
Okina Kazuo Kimura (10/20, 21, 22)
Kagehime Kanako Oki (10/20, 22) / Hitomi Kaneko (10/21)
The Mikado Suguru Otsuka (10/20, 22) / Shoma Ikemoto (10/21)

Niigata Performances
Kaguyahime Akira Akiyama (12/2, 3)
Douji Dan Tsukamoto (12/2, 3)
Okina Kazuo Kimura (12/2, 3)
Kagehime Kanako Oki (12/2, 3)
The Mikado Suguru Otsuka (12/2, 3)

Running Time About 2 hours and 40 minutes including 2 intermissions.
Recorded music will be used.

*Program and casting as of 19 May 2023 are subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center (Niigata)

Tickets (tax included)

For Performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

For Performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

S \14,000
A \12,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000
25 and Under \1,500

For Performances at RYUTOPIA Niigata City Performing Arts Center

SS \12,000
S \8,500
A \5,500
25 and Under
Available only at NBS

Free tickets for children for Tokyo performances generously supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs will be available from Tuesday 20 June.
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●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 19 May 2023 are subject to change. Changes in the program or the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.
●Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with national and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 9 June 2023 at 10:00 a.m.  Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
Monday 5 June 2023, 21:00--Wednesday 7 June 2023, 18:00

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1. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S, A & B) for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan performances

Child tickets for children aged 6 to 18 are half the adult price. Parent and Child Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 20 June 2023 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one adult ticket can be purchased. You can select seat category but cannot select seat(s). Our system automatically allocates the "best available" seating to you for the price category you have selected.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,500 tickets (Tokyo performances) and ¥2,000 (Niigata performances) for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 14 September 2023, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

3. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

Enjoy a discount of \1,000 for two persons. Tickets will be on sale during the periods of presales and the general sales at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888).

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