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Kanagawali Classical Project 2017 in Daegu

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・ This year's re-classical performance will be performed by the Kabuki Dance Nagatoro “Yamada Yuri Harukoma”. First, what is the difference between Kabuki dance and Japanese dance?

Mr. Takataro Hanayanagi

Mr. Takataro Hanayanagi: Kabuki is the mother of Japanese dance. To put it simply, the Kabuki dance scene originated from Japanese dance, and during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Izumo Okuni started to play Kabuki dance, and if it was just a dance, I would get bored. It is said that the beginning of Japanese dance is what gradually became independent.

・ Japanese dance was derived from Kabuki. Mr. Tokitaro Hanayanagi is a “Hanayanagi style”, but what other types of Japanese dance are there?

Mr. Chiyo Nishikawa

Nishikawa Ogichi: There are about 120 schools in Japan that belong to the Japan Dance Association, but if you include individuals, there should be a tremendous number of schools. Among them, the Hanai-ryu, Fujima-ryu, Wakayanagi-ryu, Nishikawa-ryu, Bando-ryu are called the five major schools. Among them, the Hanayaru style is said to be a delicate and gorgeous dance with lots of choreography. In addition, Nishikawa style made a swing to Kabuki actors, so the swing was large and there were many classic styles etc.Each has its own characteristics.

・ What was the reason that you decided to do Japanese dance?


Mr. Totaro Hanayanagi: When I was four years old, I was taken by my parents to see the play. About 50 years ago. At that time, the old women used to play kotos and perform classical performing arts in their normal lives. I like ikebana, tea, and so on. In the modern style, I think that once I was addicted to Japanese dance, such as hula dancing or aerobics.

・ What kind of activities do you usually do?


Ms. Takataro Hanayanagi: I go to high school to teach dance, practice, think about the composition of choreography and presentations, and dance myself. What I think recently is that when I talk with my parents, I feel that there are many children who have little touch. In this era, the number of children is decreasing, and it is not limited to Japanese dance, but I think it is important to have a rehearsal place where people from different generations can interact. There may be places where it is difficult to find your place if you are living a normal life.

·Rehearsal hallIt ’s nice to be your place. For students and small children, I think that there are few opportunities for parents to interact with traditional performing arts unless they have the opportunity to give inspiration.


Ms. Takataro Hanayanagi: Japanese dance is a place where you learn not only dance but also practice manners. Standing beautifully, dancing, using a fan, sitting down and bowing, there are many things that you can naturally learn from when you were young. The Japan Dance Association puts effort into the development of children, so we are practicing while taking into account traditional Japanese play. I think it's very good that this re-classical can also provide an opportunity for small children to show classical performing arts.

・ What is the charm of Japanese dance?

Ms. Takataro Hanayanagi: For me, it is too close to me and I have lost my understanding, but a man does not always play a male role, but also a female role. You may be fascinated by the transformation of wearing various costumes and performing roles. In addition, it may be good to have a place where you can release your mind, such as consulting with your friends about troubles that cannot be easily expressed at home from the old days.

・ From here, we will ask about the performances for re-classic. What does Nagatoro “Yamada Yuen Harukoma” mean?

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Mr. Totaro Kanayanagi: Since this year's event will be in Oiso, we decided to take up the defeats of the famous Soga brothers during the Kamakura period centered around Odawara and Oiso. This is a story that is considered to be one of Japan's three major debates, and is that Juro Soga and Goro, who have killed their father, will defeat the nephew. The name of the sister of the Soga brothers is “Ninomiya”, Juro ’s lover is “The Great Tiger”, and Goro ’s lover is “Masaka”, a lot of place names around Oiso. So it might be friendly to everyone.

・ Please tell me the highlights.

Ms. Takataro Hanayanagi: In the re-classification, we assume that there are people who have never come to see Japanese dance, and choreography, costumes, and props are gorgeous and gorgeous. For the time being, it was decided to perform this time with “Otoko no Tora” and “Masaka no Major General”, who are the lovers of the Soga Brothers. Even if you don't understand the story, just watching it will make you feel fun, so don't think difficult, so please come to see small children together.
I'm a traveling man and MC MISUMI is a daughter of an inn in Otsuchi-juku. I'm going to do something that is easy to understand before the performance, so I think it's fun and easy to see.

・ From here, we will ask the performers about their enthusiasm for reclassification.

Tokuho Izumi (Asahina sister Maizuru)

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I don't think so difficult, but I want to make it a performance that can be enjoyed without any reason. The area around Daegu is a treasure trove of history, so I think it would be quite meaningful to do things at that place. This time, I will replace it with a woman because I want everyone to see something gorgeous. If you search on the internet for the lovers of the Soga brothers, such as “Daiga no Tora” and “Masaka no Minoru”, you should be quick. Now that you are in the Internet age, please search for it. We would like to get to know the history.

Hiroe Iwai (Osaka Harukoma Actually, Admiral of Makeup Hill)

I went to see the re-classical when it was held in Oyama, Isehara, so I was really surprised that I would be able to make a leap this year. My mother loved dancing, but she couldn't do it because of illness. That's why my children have thought and I have been dancing for 33 years since I was danced before I was conscientious. Since this is the first time for this member, I will dance hard while studying. I would be happy if there were many people interested in Japanese dance through re-classification.

Mr. Ayane Izumi (Satori Harukoma, in fact, the tiger of Otsuki)

On the day of re-classification, it is also the date of the Otsuchi Post Festival. I think many people come to Daegu for purposes other than coming to see the dance. My grandfather is performing Japanese dance,I have been doing it for 20 years. It is also meaningful to do something familiar with Oiso and Ninomiya in the area of Oiso, but since classics and contemporary works collaborate with each other, I would be happy if you understood the shape of Japanese dance in various ways. .

・ Although we will not be performing this time, we asked Junior High School student Sayo Itakura, who had come to help the rehearsal hall, about the appeal of Japanese dance.

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Recently, robots, AI, and machines are increasing in the world. I think Japanese dance is unique, has a heart description, and has an expressive power that robots can never do. I feel that Japanese dance is wonderful because it is a classic art with richness of mind and delicate movements that only humans can do.

On the day of the event, there will be a Kabuki Dance Nagatoro “Yamadai Yuen Harukoma” as well as “Hanazakari no Mori”, a collaboration between contemporary music and Japanese dance. Here, choreography and hairstyles are arranged and challenged in a modern way. I'm looking forward to seeing how Japanese dance and contemporary music, which have been around since the Edo period, are intermingled. To conclude the re-classical classic fireworks from the Edo period will be launched. Please enjoy the world of traditional performing arts in Daegu this year.

Future Activities Schedule 53rd Kanagawa Prefecture Prefectural Japanese Dance Festival
November 23 (Wednesday / Holiday) 11: 30 ~
Venue: Kanagawa Youth Center Hall Fee: 6,000 yen(Seat)
Inquiries 0467-46-2212 Japan Dance Association Kanagawa Branch Office