“Takizawa Kabuki” planning overseas expansion? Do I hear other JE-produced plays to follow?
“Takizawa kabuki 2014” opened last Apr 7th for their Tokyo public performance at Shinbashi Enbujo starring Tackey&Tsubasa’s Takizawa Hideaki. Takizawa appeared as a “rat boy”, his character from his recent NHK drama “Nezumi, Edo wo hashiru“.
Just like Takizawa’s character in “Nezumi, Edo wo hashiru“, 100,000 gold sheets (treated as a gold coin) was poured to the audience from the ceiling. To celebrate the 9th year of “Takizawa Kabuki”, the gold sheets was treated as a commemorative souvenir. 80,000 gold sheets was used during their performances in Hakata-za last March and another 20,000 was added for their Tokyo performance. The said stage play will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year and they are targeting an overseas show for their 500th performance.
“Takizawa Kabuki” has truly become a spring symbol and will continue until 6th of May.