Gifu, Land of Clear Waters
Ji-Kabuki All-star Performance 2020

Important notice of postponement [Gifu, Land of Clear Waters Ji-kabuki All-star Performance 2020(Gifu-city)] (2020/5/8 Fri.)

Gifu Seiryu Bunka Plaza has decided to postpone the Ji-kabuki performances scheduled from this January to July 2020. They will be rescheduled in 2021 or later as part of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  We sincerely apologize to all those who have been looking forward to the performances.
Further announcements on the status of upcoming events will be made as necessary on this website so please check the latest information.
We appreciate your understanding.

There are more than 30 Ji-Kabuki preservation organizations in Gifu Prefecture and Gifu is one of the most active regions for Ji-Kabuki in Japan.
People in rural parts of the nation started organizing and holding Kabuki performances by themselves in their hometowns in shrines and shibai-goyas (playhouses). These amateur forms of Kabuki played in rural parts of Japan are called “Ji-Kabuki” in Gifu Prefecture.
There are 9 historical shibai-goyas (playhouses) and many  Ji-Kabuki preservation organizations in Gifu. The stories and dance routines from the Edo period (1603-1868) have been cherished and passed down from generation to generation.
This is a rare opportunity on which Ji-Kabuki preservation organizations in Gifu Prefecture all gather together and perform one after another.
Please come and watch the traditional performing arts that represent Gifu.
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Performance Schedule (Total 11 performances)

2020/1/19 Sun.

(10:30 Open)

2020/2/15 Sat.

(11:00 Open)

2020/3/8 Sun.

(10:30 Open)

2020/4/19 Sun.

Under adjustment

2020/4/26 Sun.

Under adjustment

2020/5/10 Sun.

Under adjustment

2020/5/24 Sun.

Under adjustment

2020/6/7 Sun.

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2020/6/21 Sun.

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2020/7/12 Sun.

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2020/7/19 Sun.

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* Performances might change.
* All performances will be in Japanese. We have prepared a program with an outline of the story in English.
* If a performance is canceled due to bad weather and for other reason, we will notify people through this website and send e-mails to registered e-mail of ticket holders.


Gifu Seiryu Bunka Plaza 2F Nagaragawa Hall
(3-42 Gakuencho, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture)


■From JR Gifu station or Meitetsu Gifu station
Please come by bus or taxi
* How to go by bus
Take a bus from the North Bus Terminal No. 10 at JR Gifu Station or the C-Stand at Meitetsu Gifu Bus Terminal. You have the option of three busses: the "K49 Kidaiji housing complex line", the "K50 Nagara Yatsushiro park" or the "K55 Awanonishi 5".   Get off at the “Gifu Memorial Center main gate” stop and walk south for about 1 minute. 
■From Nagoya
JR Nagoya station JR Gifu station (Take the JR Tokaido Line, 18 minutes by New Rapid)  
■From Chubu Centrair International Airport  (Central Japan International Airport)
Central Japan International Airport station→ (via Meitetsu Nagoya station)→Meitetsu Gifu station
(1 hour and 20 minutes by Express)
(1 hour by μSky Ltd. Express. )


Free of charge
* A reserved ticket must be obtained in advance for viewing.

How to apply・how to view

① If you wish to view, click “distributing” button in the performance schedule and proceed to apply.
You will get an e-mail from
② On the day of the performance, please come to the service counter on the first floor at Gifu Seiryu Bunka Plaza 20 minutes before the performance starts and receive your ticket. Please show the e-mail you received either on your screen or on paper you printed out.
③ Please come to the reception at Nagaragawa hall on the second floor 15 minutes before the performance starts and show your reserved ticket.
 * If you do not arrive on time, you may not be able to enter.
④  The seating is non-reserved. If there is a particular seat you wish to sit in, we recommend that you come early.