Performance Dates & Tickets
A sumptuous triple bill featuring the world premiere of Jo Kanamori's KAGUYAHIME - Act 2 will be presented at Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori.

The Tokyo Ballet premiered Jo Kanamori's KAGUYAHIME - Act 1 to audience and critical acclaim in November 2021. Its second act will finally be presented in a triple bill at Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori 2023, an annual ballet festival held during Golden Week.

The setting of KAGUYAHIME now moves to The Mikado's Court to which Kaguyahime is taken by Okina, her nursing father, blinded by greed. Kaguyahime finds herself isolated in the Court. As if the gravitational pull of the Moon affects humans, a tension is caused between Kaguyahime and courtiers, which will be portrayed by a powerful corps de ballet. Sets and costumes will be renewed to make it possible to fully express the power of music and dance in the drama.

The triple bill will also feature two beautiful masterpieces: In the Night by Jerome Robbins, a legendary choreographer for West Side Story, and Spring and Fall by John Neumeier, Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet.

Join us for the sumptuous triple bill at Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori 2023.

Performance Dates

Friday 28 April 2023, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Saturday 29 April 2023, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Sunday 30 April 2023, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Program and Cast

World Premiere
Direction and Choreography Jo Kanamori
Music Claude Debussy

Kaguyahime Akira Akiyama (4/28, 30), Maria Adachi (4/29)
Douji Dan Tsukamoto (4/28, 30), Yasuomi Akimoto (4/29)
Okina Kazuo Kimura
Kagehime Kanako Oki (4/28, 30), Hitomi Kaneko (4/29)
The Mikado Suguru Otsuka (4/28, 30), Shoma Ikemoto (4/29)

In the Night
Choreography Jerome Robbins
Music Frédéric Chopin

Spring and Fall
Music Antonín Dvořák - Serenade in E major op. 22
Choreography and Costumes John Neumeier

Cast for In the Night and Spring and Fall will be announced at a later date after rehearsals.

Running Time About 2 hours and 10 minutes including 2 intermissions.
Recorded music will be used.

*Program and casting as of 26 December 2022 are subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Tickets (tax included)
S \13,000
A \11,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000
25 and Under \1,500

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.
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 26 December 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the program or the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

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

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Friday 20 January 2023, 21:00--Friday 27 January 2023, 18:00

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

To purchase discount tickets at NBS WEB Ticket, you will need to register for a free membership of Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) from here. (We regret that the form is only in Japanese.)
After registration, click here to buy tickets.

1. Family Holiday Seats (Categories S, A, B and C)

Child tickets for children aged 6 to 18 are half the adult price.
Category S: \6,500 A: \5,500 B: \4,500 C: \3,500
Family Holiday Seats will go on sale on Tuesday 21 February 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 for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 23 March 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).

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888 (phone) or

Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation

Co-presented by The Association of Japanese Ballet Companies

In Cooperation with Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture