The Music of Kabuki with the TANAKA School 

Church Window Mask

Tuesday 5 March 1pm

Join seven kabuki musicians (known as hayashikata) led by TANAKA Denzaemon Xlll and including TANAKA Denjiro VII, for a captivating selection of classic kabuki compositions.

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Concert and Talk 

    The ensemble will perform timeless kabuki compositions such as Matsuribayashi (祭囃子), Kanjincho (勧進帳), and Shishi (獅子). Gain deeper insights into kabuki music and its musical instruments through a brief talk by the musicians. 

    What is Kabuki? 

    Kabuki theatre, added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage elements in 2008, originated in the Edo period (1603-1868). It is one of the four forms of classical Japanese theatre performances, along with Noh, kyogen (comic theatre), and bunraku (puppet theatre). 

    Free to attend but registration is essential.