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Music Program TOKYO Young Theater-Goers Program TAIRA Jo & MIYATA Dai & OHAGI Yasuji "Pinocchio" (New Production)

This new production, "Pinocchio," as a puppet theater featuring cello and guitar performances, will take you to the fantasy world of children's literature with storytelling through classical music.

* Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures and notice to visitors to help prevent the COVID-19 spread.
Please note that there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sat, Feb 18, 2023 14:00 (Open 13:15)
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 14:00 (Open 13:15)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions

Flyer (PDF)

Estimated Run Time

approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes

Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, or your temperature is higher than usual, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.

Based on the novel by



Geppetto, a craftsman who makes toys, happens to get a strange trunk of wood that moves and talks. He carves the puppet from it and names it Pinocchio. Pinocchio learns life lessons with the help of the Fairy and the Talking Cricket through many temptations and hardships. Sometimes making detours for pleasure, impulsively trying to grow money, or even lying, the little puppet child keeps going on a larger-than-life adventure! So what kind of miracle happens when Pinocchio’s goodness finally matures?

Music to be performed

RESPIGHI: Pini di Roma, P141

GARDEL: Por una cabeza

SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.2 (Suite for Variety Orchestra)-VI. Waltz No.2

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

SAINT-SAËNS: “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila

and more to be selected from various composers’ works


Full list of music (PDF only in Japanese)


Adaptation, Direction, Art Design, and Puppet Performance: TAIRA Jo

Musical Direction, Music Selection, and Cello Performance: MIYATA Dai

Music Selection Advisor and Guitar Performance: OHAGI Yasuji


◇View artists profiles in flyer (PDF only in Japanese)


Kuroko Stagehands: GOZU Naomi, ARAI Satomi

Music Arrangement: YAMAMOTO Sayaka

Lighting Design: MOCHIZUKI Daisuke (Art Stage Lighting Group)

Sound Engineering: SUEHIRO Yuki (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)

Stage Manager: ASANUMA Nobuo (The Stuff)

Associate Director: INAYAMA Akiko

PhotoTAIRA Jo; Adaptation, Direction, Art Design, and Puppet Performance
PhotoMIYATA Dai; Musical Direction, Music Selection, and Cello Performance
PhotoOHAGI Yasuji, Music Selection Advisor and Guitar Performance


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Sat, Feb 18: Tickets not available.

Sun, Feb 19: Tickets not available.


[Additional Ticket Sales]

Additional tickets go on sale on Sat, Jan 21 at 10:00. (only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office) Pre-sale sold out


Elementary/Middle School Students 1,100yen (The price applies to all seat categories.)

Adults S3,300yen A2,200yen *Feb 18: A Sold Out

* Valid ID is required to elementary/middle school students for their age verification on the day of the performance.


* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the row D.

* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full seating capacity.

Seating Chart of Recital Hall

View Seating Chart

On Sale Date

Sat, Nov 19, 2022

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Performance Invitation to Children

Eligibility: 4th grade elementary school students

Maximum number of invitees: 50 per performance, 100 in total (Invitees will be determined by lot if the application number exceeds the limit.)

Application period: Mon, Oct 17, 10:00–Mon, Nov 7, 18:00, 2022


How to apply: Online application form must be submitted.

Application Form (The form is only in Japanese.)

Other Information

* This performance is provided only in Japanese.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this performance.
* Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mother's 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by Fri, Feb 10, 17:00.


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