Ebizo Ichikawa XI’s Japan Theater Returns to Singapore + GIVEAWAY


This October, kabuki fans are in for a treat. Ebizo Ichikawa XI, scion of Japan’s oldest kabuki family, returns to Singapore for a limited three-performance run of two plays – Uwanari and Mimasi Kuruwa no Kasauri.

Uwanari, which means “second wife” and “jealousy”, tells the story of a man who remarries, while his jilted wife fumes and plots her revenge against her ex-husband and his new family. First performed in 1699 by Danjuro Ichikawa I, this classic play evokes jealousy, hate and love. Audience will be enthralled by the passion and emotion.

Along with Uwanari, Ebizo Ichikawa XI will be debuting a brand new piece – Mimasi Kuruwa no Kasauri – in Singapore. Set in Edo (former name for Tokyo), the performance is centred around an umbrella seller in the Yoshiwara district, and how he fights against the bullying ruffians who are jealous of his business. Be prepared for a dazzling display of athletic prowess.

Watch Ebizo Ichikawa XI revives the ancient Uwanari play and charm you with Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri. You will not only be amazed and delighted by one of Japan’s best living kabuki practitioners, but will also have the opportunity to witness history being made.

What: Ebizo Ichikawa XI’s Japan Theater

Where: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

When: 17 October (3:00pm, 7:30pm) – 18 October (3:00pm) 2015

Tickets: Priced at S$89, S$115, S$145 and S$185, and VIP tickets are selling for S$350. Tickets can be purchased via Marina Bay Sands.


We are giving away a pair of tickets (worth S$290 per pair) for Ebizo Ichikawa XI’s Japan Theater to one lucky reader. For a chance to win these exclusive tickets, follow these steps:

  • ‘Like’ the Asia 361 Facebook page or follow our Instagram account @Asia361Official.
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  • Answer this question by commenting below or on our Facebook post: Name one of the kabuki plays that will be performed by Ebizo Ichikawa in Singapore.

 Terms and conditions: 

  • Contest ends 25 September 2015 at 11.59 pm.
  • The winner must be able to collect the tickets in person in Singapore.
  • The winner will be notified via Facebook or email.
  • No age limit, no photography nor videography during the performance, and no reselling of complimentary tickets. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the terms and conditions.

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