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Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo


MANGEKYO performances have received praise from both inside and outside of Japan. The 2019 performance season started in April. Fall performances start in the Alternative Theatre in Yurakucho.

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MANGEKYO is a new form of entertainment in Tokyo. It is jointly planned and produced by JTB Communication Design and DRUM TAO, a wadaiko drum entertainment group that has an impressive record of having performed in 500 cities in 26 countries to a total of 8 million spectators.

These performances utilizes projection mapping. Thanks to collaboration with teamLab, a group of ultra-technologists who unite around the concept of collaborative creation. The group is made up of various experts in the digital field who are active both in Japan and abroad. Performances provide a spectacular fusion of light and the sound of wadaiko drums with a traditional, avant-garde intensity.

Designer Junko Koshino creates costumes with highly refined designs, and Rumi Matsui, who has assisted in set design for over 400 operas and live performances, is in charge of stage art. Their talents create performances that provide a superb entertainment experience unique to Japan.


Name Revolutionary New Drumming Entertainment in Tokyo
Web Sites https://mangekyo-tokyo.com/en/
Address Alternative Theater
Yurakucho Mullion (Yurakucho Center Building) Annex 7F, 2-5-1 Yurakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access 3 minutes' walk from JR Yurakucho Station (Central Exit or Ginza Exit)
3 minutes' walk from Yurakucho Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line (Exit D8)
1 minute walk from Ginza Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line or Marunouchi Line (Exit C4)
Direct connection from Hibiya Station on Toei Subway Mita Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Chiyoda Line (Exit A0)
Opening hours 14:00-21:30 (Varies by performance date)
Inquiries MANGEKYO Performance Office, TEL: 0570-008-884 (Open 10:00-17:00 on weekdays)
Location of the Festival Alternative Theatre (Yurakucho)
Price All seats: 8,500 yen (including tax)*1
*1 Advance application by telephone is required to purchase wheelchair seat tickets.