Heijo Palace Site / ISHINHA


Heijo Palace Site / ISHINHA

Every year, people discuss where ISHINHA will perform. This year, it will be in Nara.
With Asia as the theme, they will reconstitute their 2010 performance involved in their visualized “ocean way”. Spread out in all directions, it will evoke history. Experience a totally new scene where you can strongly sense the development of space and depth of time.

Venue Heijo Palace Site (Chodoin, Higashi-ku, Nara City)
Performance dates October 14 (Fri.) – October 24 (Mon.), 2016
Performances start at 5:15 p.m.
Performance Duration Approximately 120 minutes
Profile ISHINHA began performing in 1970 in Osaka, with Mr. Yukichi Matsumoto at its center. The total number of members is around 50, and they build huge outdoor theaters by themselves, which are completely demolished after their performance ends, leaving nothing behind, which shows a strong attachment to the fictitious characteristics. They are often invited for performances overseas. The group is often billed as the “theater group of one time performances” that can only be staged outdoors. During performances, spaces for serving food, selling goods and live stages called “Yataimura (Stall Village)” are placed to create an “illusion city”, giving the entire theater a festive atmosphere. They attract large audiences.
Official website

Ticket Information


Admission: 5,500 yen for general audience members, 3,000 yen for those 25 years of age or younger
Ticket sales will start in August
Tickets are planned to be sold at ticket agencies and through the website