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Kiichi Hogen’s Book of Strategy

Rebels on the Genji side carry out an ambitious uprising at the height of Heike rule. Master and follower, father and son, siblings and married couples join together to pave the way for the overthrow of the hated Heikes.

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The Renowned Banzui Chobei

“A man has but one life, but his name lasts forever.” Chobei’s manly pride leads him to his death.

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The Haunted Sword

Cherry blossoms and oiran courtesans were called the flowers of Yoshiwara. The homely but innocent Jirozaemon falls for their beauty. When he is mistreated, he turns to the seductive glare of the sword.

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The Tweezers

Amazing work from womanizing detective in midst of succession battle

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The Women’s Chushingura

Jealousy and intrigue in the ladies chamber

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The Stone-Cutting Feat of Kajiwara

A pure-hearted warrior and a miraculous sword

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The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

Kabuki’s greatest work

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The Fight of the Megumi Fire Brigade

Fights and fires are called “the flowers of Edo”. A showdown between firemen and sumo wrestlers is replete with the ambience of old Edo.

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Kasane

The truth about a woman’s lover leads her to a tragic end.

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The Mirror Lion

A lion materializes in the ladies chamber of Edo Castle

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The Black Mound

Extreme sadness turns a women into a devil

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First great love suicide drama

First great love suicide drama

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The Felicitous Soga Encounter

Brothers find their father’s murderer after 18 years of hardship

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Kumagai’s Camp – A Chronicle of the Battle of Ichinotani

A father’s tortured decision

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Shinza the Barber

A poetic depiction of commoners in Edo Period life

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Japan’s 24 Paragons of Filial Piety

Nothing will stop a princess in love

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The Golden Pavilion

A warrior attempts a hostage rescue against a ruthless insurgent, while a young woman aims to save her struggling husband

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Love Letters from the Pleasure Quarters

Lover's quarrel between a young man and Osaka’s star courtesan

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The Donation List

A servant acts boldly to get his master past Ataka Barrier, the last outpost between freedom and death

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The Maiden at Dojoji Temple

Dance piece showing the many facets of love

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