Time & Date: Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
Two performances on the 24th and 25th
Afternoon performance (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Evening performance (doors open at 3:20 p.m.) 3:50 to 5:20 p.m.
Three performances on the 26th and 27th
First performance (doors open at 11:00 a.m.) 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Second performance (doors open at 1:10 p.m.) 1:40 to 3:10 p.m.
Third performance (doors open at 3:20 p.m.) 3:50 to 5:20 p.m.
Venue: Shimbashi Enbujo Theater, 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061
Advance tickets: General tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 7
– Phone reservation
Ticket Phone Shochiku: 0570-000-489 or 03-6745-0888
– Online reservation
||The festival is a valuable opportunity to experience geisha dance on the grand Enbujo Theater stage in even more radiance. The Shimbashi geisha arts follow three schools — the Hanayagi school, Nishikawa school, and Onoe school. Each year, the entire performance is led by a single school. This year, headmaster Sakon of the Nishikawa school will lead the stage with a ‘classic’ theme.
|| Shimbashi ryotei restaurants (Shinkiraku, Kanetanaka, Tokyo Kitcho, Matsuyama, Yonemura, and Wanofu) join forces to put on a taste performance at the Azuma Odori Dance Festival. As the tenth year of this food competition, we will see a new style of competing shokado bento (boxed meal) in a ceramic box made by each restaurant based on a menu from Tokyo Kitcho. You can also enjoy a convenient ryotei sushi bento in a wooden box at your seat. (*Advance reservation required.)
||The second floor lobby will be set up as a Japanese lounge with tea ceremony by geisha and a Dom Perignon booth on either end and
ryotei refreshments, recommended Japanese sake, and Azuma Odori limited-edition products on sale in the middle.