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カナガワ リ・古典プロジェクト2017 in 大磯
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Kanagawari Classic Project 2017 in Oiso

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・ This year's re-classical performance will be the Kabuki dance Nagauta "Oiso Yuen Harukoma". First of all, what is the difference between Shosagoto and Nihon-buyo?

Tokitaro Hanayagi

Tokitaro Hanayagi: The mother of Japanese dance is Kabuki. To put it simply, the Kabuki dance scene is the origin of Japanese dance, and during the Azuchi Momoyama period, Izumo no Okuni started Kabuki dance, and I got tired of just dancing, so add a play. It is said that the beginning of Japanese dance is that it gradually became independent.

・ Japanese dance was derived from Kabuki. Mr. Tokitaro Hanayagi is "Hanayanagi style", but what other schools are there in Japanese dance?

Nishikawa Ogi Chiyo

Mr. Senzo Nishikawa: There are about 120 schools nationwide that belong to the Japan Dance Association, but if you include individuals, there must be a tremendous number of schools. Among them, the five major schools are the Hanayagi school, Fujima school, Wakayanagi school, Nishikawa school, and Bando school. Among them, the Hanayagi style is said to be a gorgeous dance with a lot of choreography. In addition, Nishikawa-ryu made a swing for Kabuki actors, so the swing was large and there were many classic styles.Each has its own characteristics.

・ What made you decide to do Japanese dance?


Tokitaro Hanayagi: I wonder if my parents took me to see a play when I was four years old. It's been about 50 years ago. At that time, it was normal for women in the old days to play koto and classical performing arts. I learned ikebana, tea, etc. from my neighbor's teacher, not something special. In modern terms, I think I was naturally addicted to Japanese dance, like hula or aerobics.

・ What kind of activities do you usually do?


Tokitaro Hanayagi: I go to high school to teach dance, practice, think about choreography and presentations, and dance myself. Recently, when I talk to my parents, I think that there are many children who have little contact with their feelings. Nowadays, the number of children is decreasing, and it's not just about Japanese dance, but I think it's important to have a rehearsal hall where people from all generations can interact with each other. If you live a normal life, it may be difficult to find your place.

·Rehearsal hallIt's nice to be where you are. For students and small children, I think that there are few opportunities to come into contact with traditional performing arts unless parents give them an opportunity.


Tokitaro Hanayagi: In Japanese dance, not only dancing but also learning how to behave together with practice. There are many things that you can naturally acquire if you start from a young age, such as standing beautifully, dancing, using a folding fan, sitting upright and bowing. The Japan Dance Association is also focusing on raising children, so we are practicing while incorporating old Japanese play. I think it is very good to be able to provide small children with the opportunity to show classical performing arts in this re-classical as well.

・ What is the appeal of Japanese dance?

Tokitaro Hanayagi: It's too familiar to me, and I'm a little confused about it, but men don't always play the role of men, they also play the role of women. You may be attracted to the fact that you wear various costumes and play a role, which is like transforming. Also, it may be good that there is a place where you can release your mind, such as discussing with your friends about problems that you can not easily talk about at home in the practice hall from long ago.

・ From here, I would like to ask you about the performances for the classics. What is the content of Nagauta "Oiso Yuen Harukoma"?

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Tokitaro Hanayagi: Since we are going to do it in Oiso this year, we decided to take up the revenge of the Soga brothers in the famous Kamakura period, which is centered around Odawara and Oiso. This is a story that is considered to be one of the three major katakiuchi in Japan, in which Soga Juro and Goro, whose fathers have been killed, slay them. The name of the Soga brothers' sister is "Ninomiya", Juro's lover is "Oiso no Tora", Goro's lover is "Major General of Kewaizaka", and there are many place names around Oiso. So I think it's easy for everyone to get close to.

・ Please tell us the highlights.

Tokitaro Hanayagi: In Li Classic, we will do choreography, costumes, and props gorgeously and luxuriously, assuming that some people have never come to see Japanese dance. For the time being, I decided to perform at "Oiso no Tora" and "Major General of Kehaizaka", who are the lovers of the Soga brothers, in order to cherish the grasp that they are only female roles and are beautiful and gorgeous. Even if you don't understand the story, just watching it will make you feel happy, so don't think hard and come and see it with your little ones.
I'm a traveling man, and the moderator, MITSUMI, is the daughter of an inn in Oiso-juku, and I'm going to do something that is easy to understand and explain before the performance, so I think it's fun and easy to see.

・ From here, we would like to ask the performers about their enthusiasm for the classics.

Tokuho Izumi (Maizuru Asahina)

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I want to make the performance enjoyable without thinking too hard. The area around Oiso is a treasure trove of history, so I think it makes a lot of sense to do sogamono there. This time, I will replace it with a female one because I want everyone to see something gorgeous. If you search the internet for "Oiso Tiger" and "Major General of Kehaizaka", which are the lovers of the Soga brothers, you should be able to find them quickly. We are in the age of the Internet, so please search for it. We hope that it will be an opportunity to get to know the history.

Hiroe Iwai (Major General of Kehaizaka)

I went to see Li Classic when it was held in Oyama, Isehara, so I was surprised that I would be able to make a leap this year. My mother liked dancing, but she couldn't because of illness. That's why I have a feeling for children, and I've been dancing for 33 years since before I even thought about it. This is the first time for this member to do it, so I will dance hard while studying. I hope that as many people as possible will be interested in Japanese dance through the classics.

Hidesai Izumi Kasumi (Spring piece sales decoy actually Oiso tiger)

The day of the classic is also the day of the Oiso Shukuba Festival. I think there are many people who come to Oiso for purposes other than coming to see the dance. My grandfather was doing Japanese dance, and when I was 5 years old, I went with himI have been doing this for 20 years since I was asked to go there. It makes sense to do content that is familiar to Oiso and Ninomiya in Oiso, but since classical and contemporary works collaborate, I hope you can understand the form of Japanese dance in many broad ways. ..

・ Although I will not appear this time, I asked Mr. Ryuyo Itakura, a junior high school student who came to help the rehearsal hall, about the charm of Japanese dance.

Ryuyo Itakura

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

On the day of the event, in addition to the Kabuki dance Nagauta "Oiso Yuen Harukoma", a project "Hanazakari no Mori" is planned in which contemporary music and Japanese dance collaborate. Here, the choreography and hairstyle will be arranged in a modern style and challenged. I'm also looking forward to seeing how Japanese dance and contemporary music, which have continued since the Edo period, are intertwined and expressed. At the end of the classic, the classic fireworks of the Edo period will be launched. Please fully enjoy the world of traditional performing arts at Oiso this year.

Future activity schedule 53rd Kanagawa Prefecture Famous Japanese Dance Festival
November 23 (Wednesday / holiday) 11: 30-
Location: Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center Hall Fee: 6,000 yen (own)Yuseki)
Inquiries 0467-46-2212 Japan Dance Association Kanagawa Chapter Secretariat