SUIGIAN

JAPANESEJP

ENGLISHEN

STAGE

Stage

Against a classical and authentic background of old pine trees
said to be painted by an artist belonging to the Kano School in the Edo Period,
watch stage performances of traditional performing arts
such as Noh, Kyogen, Japanese dance,
and ancient Japanese court music that transcend traditional schools.
Enjoy a "feast" of these Japanese traditional performing arts up close,
a luxurious experience unique to SUIGIAN.

Momokawa Geinagon

Geinagon

In addition to special performances, you can enjoy food and drink while you watch the "Momokawa Geinagon" performance every night.

"Geinagon" is a group composed of female Nihon-buyou, Nagauta, Koto song, Shakuhachi performers who teach their art at the highest level.

[ Momokawa Geinagon Performance Time ]
Tuesday to Saturday, multiple show times from 7:00 pm
Sunday, multiple show times 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
* Other than special performances, there will be no stage performances during daytime business hours (11:30 am-3:00 pm).

Nihon-buyou: Japanese traditional performing art, which is to dance to the Japanese classical music.

Nagauta: Classical Japanese song accompanied by shamisen.

Koto song: The "Koto," also known as "Japanese harp," is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument similar to a zither.

Shakuhachi: A vertical bamboo flute (with four holes in front and one in back).

Maison Culturelle SUIGIAN Vol.1
Jo-Ha-Kyu TECHNOH LAB.
December 3rd (Sat)

Jo-Ha-Kyu TECHNOH LAB

Although SUIGIAN has only ever allowed public performances of traditional performing arts, it is finally undertaking a fully fledged program which fuses the traditional with new art culture.
In this first installment, we offer a collaboration between two artists who represent the old and new of Japan: Manjiro Tatsumi, Noh master of the Hosho school of shite-kata and recipient of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset designation; and Ken Ishii, Eastern techno god and pioneer of the techno scene in Japan.

Set in SUIGIAN's space and using as its theme "Jo-Ha-Kyu," a temporal concept in ancient Eastern music established on the main points of Zeami's Geinoron, this collaboration of Japan's cutting edge music and its ancient Noh performance will offer a moment of "heart, technique, and body" which cannot be missed!

And for the third act, "Momokawa Geinagon," a female artist group which practices Japanese arts at the highest level, will collaborate with DJ Ken Ishii to bring you 3 rhythms which also express "Jo-Ha-Kyu."

SUIGIAN's culinary theme is playing with culture according to Japan's seasons.
Among "The 24 seasons and 72 micro-seasons," December 3rd is "Shōsetsu (Lesser snow)."
Enjoy the creative light dishes made using seasonal ingredients and drinks which SUIGIAN prides itself on.

Against the backdrop of an old pine tree painted by a Kanou painter of the Edo period, enjoy this fusion of a traditional Japanese Noh stage performance with cutting edge techno music, all while basking in SUIGIAN's excellent hospitality.

ManjiroTatsumi KenIshii

Manjiro Tatsumi | Ken Ishii

MomokawaGeinagon HidetomoKIMURA

Momokawa Geinagon | Hidetomo KIMURA

To make a reservation, please reserve and
prepay through "TableCheck"

Please arrive prior to the performance start time.
Late arrivals may be denied admission.

12/03 (Sat)
Doors Open 8:00 pm / Performance 8:45 pm /
Closing 0:30 am

¥ 25,000

PDF file 846KB

Reception desk

CHAYA SUIGIAN (Our shop 1st floor)
Sign-in & Welcome Drink

Main Venue

SUIGIAN
Part 1: Performance
Manjiro Tatsumi, Hosho school Noh actor | DJ Ken Ishii
Part 2: three-way discussion
Manjiro Tatsumi | Ken Ishii |Hidetomo KIMURA, SUIGIAN owner
Part 3: Performance
DJ Ken Ishii | Momokawa Geinagon

Food & drink

Multi-course Japanese Food (Kaiseki Style)
Enjoy a variety of SUIGIAN's inventive Japanese hors d'oeuvres.
appetizer, seasonal sashimi, simmered dish, rice, dessert
Free-flowing drinks
beer, non-alcoholic beer, wine, sake (Dassai), shōchū, whiskey, various spirits, various soft drinks

* Tax and service charge included.
* This event will primarily be conducted in a standing meal style. Please be aware that arrangements for seating are limited.
Additionally, the meal will consist of light dinner party food.

Hiromasa Ishiyama, the 10th Grand Master of the
Bushu Sato-Kagura "Ishiyama Shachu"

Sato-Kagura "Orochi Taiji" (Slaying of the Serpent)
December 10th (Sat)

Shinken-Yuujo Niiname no Mai

In ancient times, the regions now known as Tokyo and Saitama were part of "Musashi-no-kuni (Musashi Province)."

The shrine which held the highest ranking in Musashi Province was the Omiya Hikawa Shrine, which held the title of "Ichinomiya." The deity enshrined within is "Susanoo-no-mikoto."

Having angered "Amaterasu Omikami," "Susanoo-no-mikoto" was banished from Takamagahara (Plain of High Heaven), whereupon he descended on the land of Torigami in Izumo, and there, he triumphantly slew the monstrous serpent Orochi by getting it drunk on "Yashioori no Sake." The legend of this deed of vanquishment became the story behind the origin of the first sake made in Japan, the aforementioned "Yashioori no Sake."

From within the Orochi's tail emerged a sword, which turned out to be one of the Three Sacred Treasures, the “Kusanagi no Tsurugi”, and the cries of triumph unleashed by "Susanoo-no-mikoto" are said to have become the first waka (Japanese poem), called "Yakumo tatsu."

This story of "Orochi Taiji" is said to be the origin of various episodes and heroic legendary tales. Let us celebrate the end of this year with a staging of the joyous "Kagura," performed by "Ishiyama Shachu," which originated from Hikawa Shrine, the source from which this story was derived.

We have prepared for this event a limited edition prix-fixe menu, inspired by the theme of "Orochi Taiji," complete with a full selection of beverages, for your dining pleasure. We eagerly await your visit to celebrate this joyous day with delicious cuisine and entertainment.

* Kagura: sacred music and dancing performed at shrines.
* Musashi-no-kuni: The former name of the province which straddled the regions which comprise Tokyo Metropolis, Saitama Prefecture, and the eastern portion of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is also known as "Bushu."
* Susanoo-no-mikoto: One of the most famous gods to have appeared in Japanese mythology. Younger brother to the goddess of the sun, "Amaterasu Omikami," who is recognized as the ruling god of the Shinto religion.

Appearance: Bushu Sato-Kagura "Ishiyama Shachu"
Susanoo-no-mikoto: Hiromasa Ishiyama | 
Yamata-no-Orochi: Naoki Shibata
Flute: Shoichi Funakura | 
Large drum: Takako Takahashi | 
Big drum: Koh Matsuzawa
Program: "Orochi Taiji" (Slaying of the Serpent)

To make a reservation, please reserve and
prepay through "TableCheck"

Please arrive prior to the performance start time.
Late arrivals may be denied admission.

December 10th (Sat)
[ Noon part ]
Doors Open 11:30 am / Performance 12:30 pm /
Closing 3:00 pm

Lunch plan

"Sato-Kagura"
appetizer, seasonal platter, rice, dessert
¥ 13,200
"Izumo"
appetizer, first seasonal platter, soup, later seasonal platter, grilled dish, rice, dessert
¥ 19,800

Viewing plan

"Hana kasane"
Midday set meal with assorted dishes plus 1 drink | 
Midday set meal with assorted dishes may be prepared to "your preferred sweetness"
In general, the performance is to be viewed from the counter seating area. However, if table seating is preferred, customers may be able to change their seating arrangements pending availability.
¥ 9,900

* All listed prices include tax.
* Orders will be served upon seating. Please enjoy the cuisine together with the performance.

[ Night part ]
Doors Open 6:00 pm / Performance 7:00 pm

Dinner plan

"Sato-Kagura"
appetizer, seasonal platter, rice, dessert, matcha green tea & dry sweets
¥ 16,500
"Izumo"
appetizer, first seasonal platter, soup, later seasonal platter, grilled dish, rice, dessert, matcha green tea & dry sweets
¥ 22,000

Viewing plan

"Hana kasane"
Night set meal with assorted dishes plus 1 drink | 
Midday set meal with assorted dishes may be prepared to "your preferred sweetness"
In general, the performance is to be viewed from the counter seating area. However, if table seating is preferred, customers may be able to change their seating arrangements pending availability.
¥ 13,200

* All listed prices include taxes and cover charges.
* Orders will be served upon seating. After the performance and meal, please enjoy the bar time slowly.

* A 10% service charge is added to food and drinks.

14th SUIGIAN Culture Maison
Delicious "Kagura" Vol.2
– Talk and demonstration by the 10th Iemoto of Ishiyama Shachu –
November 30th (Wed)

Ishiyama Shachu

This event is a lecture (talking event)
given in Japanese only,
so reservations are not recommended.
Thank you for your understanding.

15th SUIGIAN Culture Maison
Tsunao Yamai’s Monthly Project "DO YOU Noh ?" Vol.5
December 6th (Tue)

Tsunao Yamai

This event is a lecture (talking event)
given in Japanese only,
so reservations are not recommended.
Thank you for your understanding.

16th SUIGIAN Culture Maison
Screening of films directed by Marty Gross
December 8th (Thu) 2:30 pm / Produced by Genjiro Okura

大倉源次郎 マーティ・グロス”

This event is a lecture (talking event)
given in Japanese only,
so reservations are not recommended.
Thank you for your understanding.

17th SUIGIAN Culture Maison
"Living National Treasure" Genjiro Okura's Night Vol.4

December 8th (Thu) 6:00 pm

大倉源次郎の夜

This event is a lecture (talking event)
given in Japanese only,
so reservations are not recommended.
Thank you for your understanding.

Hiromasa Ishiyama, the 10th Grand Master of the
Bushu Sato-Kagura "Ishiyama Shachu"

Sato-Kagura "Shinken-Yuujo"
– Niiname no Mai –
November 23rd (Wed / holiday)

Shinken-Yuujo Niiname no Mai

Most people think of November 23rd (Wednesday, a national holiday) as "Labor Thanksgiving Day," but at shrines all across Japan, there is a festival called "Niinamesai," which is celebrated in grand fashion.

In Japanese mythology, this festival is said to have originated when the "Amaterasu Omikami" devoured the first harvest of the season, while in the real world, since the Asuka period (592 - 710 A.D.), the "Niinamesai" has been celebrated in appreciation of bumper crops.

To commemorate this day, and to celebrate this most important and sacred festival date of "Niinamesai," SUIGIAN has invited the 10th Iemoto (Grand Master) of Ishiyama Shachu school to conduct a special performance of "Sato-Kagura 'Shinken-Yuujo' – Niiname no Mai –." Performing the "Niiname-Kagura" while holding ears of rice, this dance promises us all the hopes of perpetually abundant crops.

We have prepared for this event a limited edition prix-fixe menu, inspired by the theme of "Niinamesai," complete with a full selection of beverages, for your dining pleasure.
We invite you to spend this special moment with us, together with this performance and fine conversation, enjoyed with the freshest, in-season cuisine―an experience only we can offer.

* Kagura: sacred music and dancing performed at shrines.
* Iemoto: Literally "family foundation," this is a Japanese term which describes a system of familial generations in traditional Japanese arts, and is a title which refers to the founder or current Grand Master of a school of traditional Japanese cultures.
* Niinamesai: A religious festival conducted to give thanks for good harvests, in which the new rice and grains harvested that year are presented as offerings to the gods, and shared with the Emperor, who partakes in the offerings as well.
* Amaterasu Omikami: The "Sun Goddess" called is said to be the chief divinity of Shintoism.

This event ended on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Thank you for coming.

Special Event: Enjoy Nohgaku Five schools with Five famous Breweries
Enjoy Japanese sake and "Noh" at SUIGIAN
"Sakuramasamune" Week: 10/25 (Tue) – 29 (Sat)

Enjoy Nohgaku Five schools with Five famous Breweries

In collaboration with famous breweries of Japan's national drink, sake, we are offering a dinner event where you can enjoy sake, food, and the traditional art of Noh theater.

The five famous breweries representative of their regions are : Urakasumi (Shiogama, Miyagi), Dewazakura (Tendo, Yamagata), Tengumai (Hakusan, Ishikawa), Born (Sabae, Fukui), and Sakuramasamune (Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo).

Enjoy an event-limited course meal or One set meal with foods paired to the sake and made using ingredients connected to the collaborating brewery's region.

And this time, you can watch a variety of Noh performances in different styles each day paired with five breweries.
You can choose the plan that best suits your preferences, depending on the cuisine and the Noh performance.
Please take this valuable opportunity to enjoy these famous breweries' renowned sakes together with Noh five schools.

The Noh performance at SUIGIAN is a shortened version of the program’s climax scene, which is summarized in about 15 minutes.

sake cuisine

* "Urakasumi" Week is scheduled to be held
at the beginning of 2023.

"Sakuramasamune" Week: 10/25 (Tue) – 29 (Sat)

This event ended on Saturday, October 29th
Thank you for coming

"Dewazakura" Week: 9/20 (Tue) – 24 (Sat)

This event ended on Saturday, September 24th
Thank you for coming

"Born" Week: 7/26 (Tue) – 31 (Sun)

This event ended on Sunday, July 31st
Thank you for coming

"Tengumai" Week: 7/12 (Tue) – 17 (Sun)

This event ended on Sunday, July 17th
Thank you for coming