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31825

Winter limited "Korakukan" special guide tour! Enjoy a historical playhouse backstage tour & experience a turning stage, beating wooden clappers! [Akita·Kosaka Town]

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
    1~30
  • Participating age
    0Age ~ 100 Age
  • Duration
    Within 1 hour

Winter limited (December to March) Special guide tour with interesting experiences at a historical playhouse "Korakukan"!
Guided backstage tour + Experience a turning stage, beating wooden clappers that you cannot experience during the regular drama playing season!

At Meiji period's playhouse "Korakukan", Japan's oldest wooden theater was built in 1910, and it is still active over 100 years! A regular performance of traditional popular drama (Taishu-engeki) is played from April to November.
The performances by "Shitamachi Kabuki-gumi" are provided twice or third times in a day depends on the months every year.
There is no regular drama playing during the winter, but we open throughout the year except year-end and New Year holidays, and you can enjoy the facility tour by the guide staff. (Excluding rentals and special performances)

Kosaka Town in Akita was thriving in Kosaka mine. In 1910, the Meiji playhouse “Korakukan” was built as a welfare facility for Kosaka Mine's employees and their families.
The theater is western style outside but with a pure Japanese style inside. It is characterized by the unique combination of both Japanese and Western styles.
The Korakukan facility tour will be guided by the actual staff who is dressing all in black costume as a Kuroko which are stagehands in traditional Japanese theater, or knowledgeable guide staff.
 Please enjoy the back stage of the living playhouse!

After a guided tour, why not take a break with a delicious, warm, freshly brewed coffee?
You can see the historic stage from the Sajiki seats, which are usually crowded with many customers during the drama playing season.
Please also enjoy a coffee break while enjoying a luxurious space and time.
* Freshly brewed coffee is available at option. (1 cup 350 yen)

目からウロコ!まさに生きた芝居小屋!

観客席から表舞台、舞台裏の楽屋まで、知識豊富な康楽館のスタッフが詳しく楽しくガイドいたします!
客席に今も残る当時の痕跡や、役者の落書きが残された楽屋等、100年の歴史を自分の目と肌で感じることができると共に、人力で動かす回り舞台や、すっぽんと呼ばれるせり上がり装置等、今もそのまま使用される、まさに生きた芝居小屋を体感できます。

鳴り物入りの花道登場や、奈落の底等、現在も使われる日本語と演劇や歌舞伎との関係性や、
普段は手にとる機会がない拍子木を、実際に一緒に打ってみながら、打ち方を学んだりと、
「なるほどなぁ」「そうだったのか」と目からウロコが落ちる(?)見学や体験が目白押しです。

拍子木や回り舞台を実際に回せる体験も!

当日4名以上のご参加で、現在も人力で動かす回り舞台を実際に回す体験もお楽しみいただけます。
力と声を合わせて、元の場所までぴったり舞台を回してみましょう!
※力自慢の男性のお客様であれば、4名以下でも体験可能です。

その他、普段はなかなか手にとる機会がない拍子木を、実際に一緒に打ってみたりと、
ガイドツアー中の体験も多数ご用意しております。この時期だけの特別な体験の機会を是非お楽しみ下さい。

ガイドツアーの後は淹れたてコーヒーでホッと一休みはいかが?

ガイドツアーの後は、美味しくて温かい、淹れたてのコーヒーをオプションにてご提供!
館内(桟敷席)は飲食自由なので、ロビーまたは桟敷席でご自由にお召し上がりいただけます。

桟敷席では、通常はたくさんのお客様と演劇で賑わう、歴史深い舞台や座席を眺めつつ、
贅沢な空間と時間を味わいながら、コーヒー休憩をお楽しみください。

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    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~30
    About duration Facility guided tour: Approximately 20 to 30 minutes
    Operating period December to March * Limited winter season only
    Assembly time * Please come with a margin by the reservation time
    Booking deadline until 16:59 the day before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking
    Locker

    Dress code - Must bring items There is nothing special, but it will be cold during the winter at Korakukan and you will be asked to take off your shoes, so please wear warm clothes and socks etc.
    About rental items If you wish, you can experience the historical drama costume.

    Matters require attention * Turning stage experience is possible with the participation of more than 4 people on the day
    * Please refrain from bringing in food and drink from the outside.
    Other notifications * If you are Male participant who is proud of your strength, you may be able to experience it even if you are less than 4 participants
    * For customers from overseas, audio guides in English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean are available.
    * Preschoolers are free of charge with their parents.
    * We also open facility visiting in November, but the contents are different from the winter limited tour plan, so please contact us if you wish.

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    〒017-0202
    秋田県鹿角郡小坂町小坂鉱山字松ノ下2番地
    Assembly point

    "KORAKUKAN (康楽館)" a playhouse from Meiji period / a national important cultural property.
    2 Matsunoshita, Kosaka-kozan, Kosaka-machi,  Kazuno district, AKITA 017-0202

    If you arrive by car

    東北自動車道「小坂IC」より約5分(2.6km)
    十和田湖(発荷峠展望台)まで樹海ライン経由で約30分(約20km)

    If you arrive by train

    JR「盛岡駅」より、高速バス「あすなろ号」青森行き〜小坂高校前(約90分)
    小坂高校前〜康楽館まで約2km(タクシーで約3分)

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    秋北バス JR大館駅から小坂行き(約50分)/ JR十和田南駅から小坂行き(約20分)
    康楽館前バス停留所より徒歩1分

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    Selling points regarding safety

    There are some steep stairs during the facility tour. The staff will call your attention during it.

    Authorization issued by Akita Prefectural Odate Public Health Center (former Akita Prefectural Kazuno Health Center), box office business license
    Insurance information Insurance company: Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Type of insurance: Facility manager / product Compensation for 1 accident: 100,000,000 yen
    Number of staff 12
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