April 14, 2011

Basho in musical


This is the flyer announcing the musical performance of Basho's "Narrow Road to the Deep North". Two nights performance: April 15th, and 16th at National Bunraku Theater in Osaka.
Original script is written by Wakei san, a shamisen and kouta (traditional Japanese song) master. Wakai san is the one who encouraged me to complete haiga of the Basho's travel journal. He's been preparing for this performance for over two years, and I am so happy for him.
Both Basho and Sora are performed by ex-Takarazuka performers. Takarazuka is the women only performance group in Japan.
I have another engagement so I cannot make it. I am putting the flyers here, and that is the least I can do to congratulate Wakai san's accomplishment. Below is the back of the flyer.