Mikuni Musical 

Inochi Tendenko

~ Life for Tomorrow ~

Town washed away by Tsunamiーーー

He saw something in the darkness…

Director / Jujiro Maegawa
Producer / Keisuke Tanaka
Choreographer / Yuka Toyama

DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2018
(1)Start 13:00(Doors open 12:45)
(2)Start 17:00(Doors open 16:45)

VENUE: Kamakura Performing Arts Center, Small Hall
(6-1-2, Ofuna, Kamakura City, Kanagawa) Google Map

TICKET:¥4,200(in advance) / ¥4,500(at the door)
U25 ¥3,500 (only in advance)
(All seats non-reserved)
Ticket Sales Rakuten Ticket (Rakuten)

We prepare the seats with English subtitles.

Inquiry about Program and Performance
Minna no Shirushi MAIL: minna@mi-kuni.com


In 2011, there were the huge earthquakes and the tsunami in Tohoku(northern area), Japan. it caused over 400,000 refugees.

Jujiro Maegawa, the producer of the musical “Life for Tomorrow” visited the temporary housings and interviewed over 70 refugees.
There were lots of stories that were never reported through the media.
There were lots of “regional lives” that never appeared in the media.
How did people survive in the situation?
What happened in that area?

Jujiro thought that these stories and facts should to be known so he produced this musical based on their stories.
The first performance was in the autumn, 2013.
In these four years, it was performed at many schools all over Japan and so many teenagers saw this, shed tears and realized the real of Tohoku.

The reality of Tohoku is not a story of misery but filled with love and power of community.

Five years from the premiere.
Mikuni shows the reality of the Earthquake to the world with VOICE, DANCE, RHYTHM.

He had just started to work in the town hall in Tsunami area .
On “that” day, he lost words at the scene of the town ---Everything was washed away...
He worked as a caretaker at an evacuation center living with refugees.
”I can not do anything for these people,,, I have nothing,,,” He was struggling.
One day,
He saw...
People helped each other,
Old people told kids old story about Tsunami area in the candle light,
about the festivals inherited from a long time ago...
Then the temporary bath was set.
Day after day, he chopped wood without uttering.
His tears were flowing on his cheeks with eating rice-ball.
He thanked everything.
The beauty of the sky.
The beauty of the sea even if it washed away.
Finally, he became a hope of Tsunami area .

Kanatsu-ryu Shishi Odori < Special appearance>
Shishi Odori is the local performing art that is representative of Iwate Prefecture.
Shishi is deer considered to be a messenger of gods that soothes the evil spirits.
The costumes of Kanatsu-ryu Shishi Odori have dignity that never recognizes in other arts.
(see the photo)They take helmets with long deer horn,
They play the drum, dance and sing by themselves.
It is inherited as Shinto Arts that prays for ancestors and harvest
Kanatsu-ryu Shishi Odori has high stature and is one of the representative local performance arts in Japan.