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ムサシ
Musashi


Role: Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵)

Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Writer: Hisashi Inoue


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PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

DATE(S) LOCATION
March - 19 April 2009 Saitama Arts Theater, Saitama, Japan
19 April - 10 May 2009 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka, Japan


SYNOPSIS:

The story, which revolves around the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, was penned by Inoue more than 20 years ago. He had hoped to turn it into a Broadway musical, but the dream was never realized. Three years prior, Inoue worked with Ninagawa for the first time on a different play (Shakespeare in the 12th Year of Tempo), and they eventually decided to team up again to take "Musashi" to the stage.

The two swordsmen had a famous duel in 1612, during which Sasaki was defeated and killed.

Source: Tokyograph.com



DETAILS:

Tatsuya has starred in three variations of this production since 2009, each time Tatsuya acted alongside a different co-star (Shun Oguri (2009), Ryo Katsuji (2010) and Junpei Mizobata (2013-14).