Built in 1857, at the end of the Edo period, the Kabuki stage was originally located in the fishing village of Funakoshi near Daio Promontory in the Shima Peninsula. The building is comparatively large for a rural Kabuki stage of the period, having a total floor area of 240.3 m2. The interior of a full-scale Edo period kabuki stage with a revolving stage is displayed. Explanations are provided by the volunteers during the designated period. Feel free to join whenever you would like.

The Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi

The Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi

  • Date: Every Saturday and Sunday from September 21 (Sat.) to October 6 (Sun.) : Sep 21 (Sat.), 22 (Sun.), 28 (Sat.), 29 (Sun.), Oct 5 (Sat.), 6 (Sun.)
  • Time: 10:30 ~ 15:00
  • Place: 20. Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi 
  • Explanation: Robata-no-kai (a Minkaen volunteers group)

Turning around the revolving stage!

During the two days when the Funakoshi stage is open to the public, you can stand on the rotating stage, and even get underneath the stage, which is called NARAKU, to turn around the stage by manipulating the stage device there. Please come and experience as if you were a Kabuki performer or staff behind the scenes, at the sound of wooden clappers.
* To participate, please come to the venue directly by the following start time.
* Since the passageway is narrow, only participants are allowed to get down into the pit below the stage (NARAKU).

※ The Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi is just near the Dentou-Kougeikan (Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop, the West Gate of Minkaen). It is about 10 mins walk inside Ikuta-Ryokuchi park from the Front Gate of Minkaen. It may take 20 mins if you walk through Minkaen from the Front Gate of Minkaen, so please come earlier.