Performing Arts Creation Project celebrating the Japan-Hungary Friendship 150th Anniversary: "Secret Kiss—Contemporary Music and Noh"

One of the most representative Hungarian composers, Peter Eötvös dedicates his new work "Secret Kiss" to Ryoko Aoki (Noh performer). This is a luscious love story set in late 19th century in Japan based on the novel "Silk" by Alessandro Baricco. His two beguiling worlds in "Secret Kiss," and "Harakiri" released in 1973 will be newly revealed on the stage by a renowned theater director Oriza Hirata. 

Event details

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 16:00 (Open 15:30)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall


Kaito Nakahori: Two Different Paintings (Commissioned new work/World Premiere)[a]
Máté Balogh: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Commissioned new work/World Premiere)[b]
Peter Eötvös: Harakiri[c]
Toshio Hosokawa: Sen VI[d]
Peter Eötvös: Secret Kiss (International co-commissioned work/Japan Premiere)[e]


Noh performance: Ryoko Aoki [ce]
Flute: Kazushi Saito [abe]
Bass Clarinet: Takashi Yamane [abce]
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: István Kohán [bc]
Violin: Masamichi Yokoshima [ae]
Cello: Tomoki Tai [abe]
Percussion: Yoshiko Kanda [abcde]

Oriza Hirata


Planning Advisors: Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa
Lighting design: Kazuyoshi Chichihara [Tokyo Bunka Kaikan] [ce]
Costume design: Yasutoshi Ezumi [EZUMi] [e]



Prices (tax included)

S4,000yen A3,000yen B2,000yen Pre-sale sold out
TBK Membership Subscribers: S3,200yen A2,400yen
Seniors aged 65 and above S3,600yen
Under-26s S1,000yen
Persons with disabilities S3,600yen (same price applied to one companion)
*Discount tickets are only available at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. Valid ID required.
[Door Tickets]
Not Available

On Sale Date

Sat, Sept 15, 2018
Pre-sale for TBK membership subscribers: Sat, Sept 8, 2018

Other Information

*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this performance.
*Child care service is available. (Please note: reservation and fee required, limited capacity). 
 Event Child Care Service: Mothers 0120-788-222 
 Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Friday, March 9.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Organizer: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) 
Sponsor: Embassy of Hungary
Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Cooperation: Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan The Year Partner: Ueno Seiyoken


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

5-45, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8716, Japan
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