Heian Shuitan~Cirque de Kyoto~

Classic Literatue × Traditional Arts × New Technology Ryojinhisho 2021 Cirque de Kyoto

This project engages in actualizing the very process of creating culture, which the people of Kyoto have been undertaking since the Heian period a thousand years ago. This is done through producing the distinctively Kyoto style of modern performance that is Cirque de Kyoto, which utilizes the highly entertainment qualities of sarugaku, a traditional theater form to which Japanese popular performing arts continuing today trace their roots.
Performed in Shin-en Garden at Heian Jingu Shrine, which is designed in the style of Heian-kyo, Cirque de Kyoto explores the theme of diversity, as shared by the two classical literary works that inspired it: Shinsarugakuki and Ryojinhisho.

Classic Literatue × Traditional Arts × New Technology Ryojinhisho 2021 Cirque de Kyoto


Sunday, December 26, 2021 / 2 p.m.–4 p.m.


Heian Jingu Shrine, Shin-en (Shobikan)

In case of rain, the performance content may change.


Open to all


Free (during the performance, regular Shin-en Garden admission fees [adults ¥600 / children ¥300] are not charged)




Reservation Period: Tuesday, December 2, 2021, 10 a.m.–Thursday, December 23, 2021, 5 p.m.

Making Reservations: Please send a reservation form or fax to the following address with the necessary information (available on a first come, first served basis).

Reservation Form: here

Required Information: 1) full name, 2) email address, 3) telephone number (for a junior high school student or younger, please include a phone number of a legal guardian; mobile phone number preferred)

Please make one reservation per person even for groups.

2) Tickets available on the day
Details will be announced on this website on Friday, December 10 (available on a first come, first served basis).

Performers & Creative Credits

Written and Directed by Takahashi Coh
Traditional Performing Arts Supervisor: Ogasawara Tadashi
Circus Supervisor: QUMIKO
Stage Manager: Ito Kaoru
Assistant Director: Ogasawara Ayano
Sound Effects: Takeda Masanori
Costumes: Ochi Satomi, Morimoto Tomoko
Musicians: Inaba Akinori, Mihara Tomoyuki, Igaki Akiko, Lee Jiseung, Toyama Takashi
Production Coordinators: Wakadanna Ieyasu, Tanaka Makoto
An Izutsu Inc. production

Performers: Ogasawara Tadashi, Ogasawara Hiroaki, Aoyama Ikuhiko, Croissant Circus (Shimizu Hisawo, Kenta), Wasshoi Yuta, Matsubara Toshiyuki, Min Junhong, Ogasawara Ayano, Ogasawara Takako, Sugimoto Akane, Yoshida Nagisa, Ugaki Sagu

In cooperation with

Izutsu Group, Kyoto-Jinjacho, Heian Jingu Shrine