May 2019

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The Latest Shows & Events
Lights, Sound, Drums: “Mangekyo” Show are set to occur regularly starting April 2019

From April 2019, all year round, the Alternative Theater in Yurakucho will be hosting the “Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment” event known as Mangekyo and its spring performance starts from April 10. Combining traditional and experimental sounds of taiko drums with a light show and projection mapping, the show promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t soon forget.

Already in its third year, Mangekyo is a collaborative effort between JTB Communication Design and DRUM TAO, a taiko drum group that has performed in over five hundred cities across twenty six different countries in front of millions of fans. By combining their music with the latest sound and light technology (courtesy of teamLab) to produce Mangekyo, the group has created one of the greatest and most vivid forms of non-verbal entertainment not just in Japan, but possibly the world. That said, Mangekyo is ultimately about more than just drums and colorful lights.

It’s a complex concerto of creativity and cooperation between artists from many different fields. Rather than a drum show, it more resembles an elaborate, avant-garde opera. This is largely thanks to the show’s imaginative sets and breathtaking costumes, the latter of which are the work of famed fashion designer Junko Koshino. With so much talent behind it, it’s no wonder that Mangekyo has won acclaim all over the world.

Tickets are still available at ¥8,500, but they are likely to go fast so reserve yours today.

Contact: Naoko INOUE

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