Japanese Vaudeville "Taishu Engeki"
Theater for the masses

Taki Yumenosuke (‘ê@–²”V•)
A leader of the troupe, Koei-za Œõ‰hÀ.


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Taishu Engeki ‘åO‰‰Œ€ is theater for the masses, which is a distant cousin of Kabuki.
Kabuki is sophisticated and formal, but Taishu Engeki is informal, easy and not serious.
A troupe consists of several to dozens of actors and actresses.
They spend most of the year on the road, performing at theaters called Shibaigoya ŽÅ‹¬‰® (There are more than 20 shibaigoya in Japan , so far),
hotels, Ryokan (Japanese style hotel), spas, etc.
The stage is low, and the distance between performers and audience is very close.
Performers often get off the stage and shake hands with fans.
Fans throw "ohineri" (coin/bill wrapped with paper) to a stage, or come close to a favorite performer in order to give him money directly.


1st half: Historical costume drama
The plot is very simple.





2nd half: Music and dance
Shamisen (Japanese banjo) 16-months old actor ! So cute !
Beautiful female acted by male appeals to addiences Fans are exciting


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As part of welfare policy, local government sent a troupe to nursing homes.
Photos are taken at Aisenosato, special elderly nursing home with care house, in Kitanagoya City, Aichi Pref.
Performers set the stage by themselves. Old people are looking forward to seeing the Taishu Engeki.


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Taishu Engeki Theater (or spa with a stage) in and around Nagoya
Place Name Address, etc. Hours
Please confirm before you make plans
TEL
Nagoya
Suzuran Minamiza
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theater

1-15-3@Ozone, Kita-ku, Nagoya
–¼ŒÃ‰®Žs–k‹æ‘å‘]ª1-15-3

Get off at Ozone Sta. on the Meijo Subway Line.
Take exit 4.
Take a free pick-up bus or a 10-min. walk.

Official website is here.
13:00-16:00
18:30-21:30

Adults 1900yen
H.S.Students 1600yen
Children 1000yen
052-916-1970

Tokai Kenko center
“ŒŠCŒ’NƒZƒ“ƒ^[

amusement bathhouse

1-3 Hirabari Araike-shita, Tempaku-cho, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya
–¼ŒÃ‰®Žs“V”’‹æ“V”’’¬•½jr’r‰º1-3

Get off at Akaike Sta. on the Tsurumai Subway Line.
Take a taxi (5 min.) or free pick-up bus (

Official website is here.
13:00-15:30
19:00-20:00

Adults 1600yen
Children 300yen
052-804-1126
Aichi Pref.
Owari Onsen Tokai Center
”ö’£‰·ò“ŒŠCƒZƒ“ƒ^[

amusement spa

97 Aza-Sanakawanishi, Oaza-Kanie, Kanie-cho, Ama-gun
ŠC•”ŒSŠI]’¬‘厚ŠI]V“cŽš²–¼ì¼97

Get off at Kanie Sta. on the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.
Take a free pick-up bus (7 min.)

Official website is here.
11:00-15:00

Adults 2000yen
Children 800yen
0567-95-3162

Mikawa Onsen Kaiyutei
‚Ý‚©‚퉷òŠC—V’à

amusement spa

186-2 Kasagai, Terabe, Hazu-cho, Hazu-gun
”¦“¤ŒS”¦“¤’¬Ž›•”Š}ŠO186-2

Official website is here.
11:00-15:00

Adults 1800yen
Children 600yen
0563-62-6666
Gifu Pref.
Gifu Aoi Gekijo
‚¬‚Óˆ¨Œ€ê

theater

Don Quihote 8F, 1-15, Tetsumei-dori, Gifu C.
Šò•ŒŽs“O–¾’Ê1-15

Get off at Gifu Sta. on the JR or Meitetsu Line.
Take a Gifu Bus and get off at Tetsumei-cho “O–¾’¬@Sta.
A 1-min. walk

Official website is here.

12:00-
17:00-

Adults 1800yen(Ad.1600yen)
Children 1000yen
058-377-3713

Toyo kenko Land Gifu
“Œ—mŒ’Nƒ‰ƒ“ƒh@Šò•Œ

amusement bathhouse

3-5-2 Rokujo-Ehigashi, Gifu C.
Šò•ŒŽs˜Zð]“Œ3-5-2

Official website is here.
13:30-,
18:00-(Tue. Fri)
19:00-(Mon,Wed, Thu,Sat)

Adults 1300yen
Children 500yen
058-275-0026

Gujo Onsen Hosen
ŒSã‰·ò@•óò

amusement spa

200 Yoshino, Hachiman-cho, Gujo C.
ŒSãŽs”ª”¦’¬‹g–ì200

Get off at GujoHachiman Sta. on the Nagaragawa Tetsudo Line.
Take a free pick-up bus (5 min.)

Official website is here.
13:40-,
20:00-(weekday)
19:00-(Sat, Sun)

Adults 1150yen
Children 350yen
0575-63-2311
Mie Pref.
Youluxe
ƒ†ƒ‰ƒbƒNƒX

amusement spa

311 Ikuwa-cho, Yokkaichi C.
Žl“úŽsŽs¶ŒK’¬‚R‚P‚P

Official website is@here
- 059-332-2611
YuYuKaikan
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amusement spa

3359 Chishaku-cho, Yokkaichi C.
Žl“úŽsŽs’qÏ’¬3359

Get off at Takatsuno ‚Šp Sta. on the Kintetsu Line.
Take a free pick-up bus (5 min.)

Official website is here
13:00-15:00
19:30-20:30
19:00-21:00 (Mon.Thu)

Adults 1680yen
Children 840yen
059-326-1010





Popular Taishu Engeki Actors
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Saotome Taichi
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Tachibana Daigoro
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April 27, 2010/OK