04 Apr 2018
20th National Children’s Kabuki Festival in Komatsu (2018 Edition)
Every year, Komatsu hosts the National Children Kabuki Festival, invites children kabuki troupes from across the nation to perform in the city. This wonderful festival first began in 1999 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!
The children are usually from elementary grades 4 – 6 (roughly equivalent to 9-12 years of age), and of course, the local Komatsu children will also be participating.
Can you guess which play Komatsu will be putting on?
If you guessed Kanjincho, you’d be right!
The festival began in part to promote appreciation of the local kabuki history and traditions among the local children, as well as to allow greater exchange within the children kabuki community. Since it’s managed to reach its 20th year, they are doing pretty well don’t you think?
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!
|Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture|
|Maibara City, Shiga Prefecture|
|Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture|
|Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture|
Dates and Venue
●Free Audio Guides in both English and Japanese! (1000 yen returnable deposit)
The guides provide real time explanation of the play, including plot summaries, explanations of the tools and clothes of the performers!
If you wish to use them, please enquire at the counter in front of the hall.
Ticket holders are eligible to use city-designated parking for up to 6 hours for free.
●Special Kabuki Bentos
7 restaurants in Komatsu have created limited edition bentos just for this event! If you are keen to order them, please call the individual restaurants to place a reservation, or let us know here, with your name, contact and preferred bento so that we can order on your behalf.
(From left to right, top down, the bentos are labeled at i, ro, ha, ni, ho, he, to)
Download a brochure 20th National Children’s Kabuki Festival in Komatsu 2018 (PDF)
For more information: http://www.city.komatsu.lg.jp/3347.htm（Japanese Only)