18th January- 21st January, 2018

at Morishita Studio [studio C]



Yayo Shimizu, Yoji Sakate and below guests will appear on Post Performance Talk.

You can join it with the ticket or the reservation of this show.

Fri. 19th 2pm: Mailes Kanapi/ Narumol Thammapruksa/ Marj Lorico/ Nikorn Sae Tang

Sat. 20th 7pm: Mailes Kanapi/ Ben Suzuki (The Japan Foundation Asia Center)

Sun. 21st 6pm: Nikorn Sae Tang/ Miho Sentoku (Japan-Thai Coordinator)

【Free Seating  Fixed day & time, with a reference number

Regular (Reservation): 3,300JPY  Pair (Reservation): 6,000JPY for 2 persons  On the day: 3,600JPY

University/ (Vocational) College Student: 2,500JPY

Under High School Student: 1,500JPY

※Student tickets are required a reservation on the day before see the show. Also you must bring and show your student ID at the reception.

【Reservation (WillCall)】

Reservation & Inquiries: Theater Company RINKOGUN/ Good Fellows; Inc.


Phone: 03-3426-6294 (Japanese)

https://www.quartet-online.net/ticket/acp2017  (Japanese)

① Please tell [Name/ Phone Number/ Day & Time/ Type & Number of Ticket (s)].

■■ The reservation will be completed after reply from the company.

② On the day, please come to the reception 10 minutes before the show starts.


We don’t accept cancelation and changing the schedule.

This program is for adults.

Lighting Planner: Isao Takebayashi (Ryumae Stage Lighting) 

Sound Planner: Takeshi Shima (Stage office)

Stage Manager: Hisashi Mitsu

Stage Planner: John Manjiro

Costume Planner: Pink Panda/ Uzuki

Assistant Director: Reiko Murano

Interpreter: Maho Watanabe

Image Illustration: Hitoshi Sawano

Flyer Design: Katsuya Takasaki

Coordination & Management: Michihiro Furumoto & Junko Kondo

Support: The Japan Foundation, Manila  

Support: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok  



*MORISHITA on the Toei Shinjuku or Oedo Line

(Five minutes' walk from Exit A6)

3-5-6 Morishita, Koto-ku, Tokyo


Written by Yayoi Shimizu

Directed by Yoji Sakate & Nikorn Sae Tang

Translated by Keiko Tsuneda/ Mayumi Chinda/ Miho Sentoku


Hotoshi Sawano

7:30pm Thu. 18th January

2:00pm & 7:30pm Fri. 19th January

2:00pm & 7:00pm Sat. 20th January

1:00pm & 6:00pm Sun. 21st January

click to the details

[MANILA] Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Huseng Batute

Saturday 27th January- Sunday 28th January

Co-produced by Cultural Center of the Philippines

[CHIANG MAI] Thepsiri Gallery

Friday 2nd February- Sunday 4th February

[BANGKOK] Creative Industries

Thursday 8th February- Saturday 10th January

A young man is investigating the actual conditions of ‘Retire-men’, or Japanese people who move to southeast Asian countries.

What lies behind their seemingly carefree and peaceful second lives?

Then there are the people who struggle to accept “Retire-men”, and the harsh realities facing those who cross borders to find employment.

Can we all acknowledge our differences and live together?

A humorous play about the trials and errors of Thai, Filipino, and Japanese people who share their countries with one another.

Mailes Kanapi

Narumol Thammapruksa

Marj Lorico

Nikorn Sae Tang

Performers from Philippines and Thailand

Tenshi Kamogawa

Kenjiro Kawanaka

Tsunekazu Inokuma

Performers from RINKOGUN, Tokyo

Maiko Hio

Naofumi Takeyama

Shoko Munakata

Yuka Tanaka

A theater play,

collaboration work of Japan, Philippine and Thailand

Theater Company RINKOGUN presents


Theater Company RINKOGUN

Theater Company RINKOGUN, founded by Japanese playwright and director Yoji Sakate in 1982, has created an estimable body of original work that grapples with a wide variety of social and political issues in both modern Japan and the world at large.

The company's dramaturgy encompasses a range of controversial and, at times, taboo topics. Through it's relentless focus on current events, RINKOGUN brings its audience a keen awareness of important social issues facing Japan and the international community.

In addition, RINKOGUN has developed over the last 32 years a unique performance style though it's regular use of the intimate black-box stage. In this laboratory-like setting, the company has experimented with combining Noh, Butoh, recorded music, film, video, fine arts, contemporary poetry, classical drama.

As a result, the company consistently receives popular attention and critical praise as one of the most prolific and political theatre groups in Japan.

The works of RINKOGUN have also been acclaimed internationally.

International tours:

"Capital of the Kingdom of the Gods" European tour in1994 and 1996, in Vienna, Frankfurt, Bratislava, Budapest, Sofia, and Scopje.

"Capital of the Kingdom of the Gods" U.S. tour in 1998 in New York, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Pensacola Florida.

"Breathless 1990" European tour in 2001 in Berlin, Leipzig, Krakow, and Warsaw. 

"YANEURA (The Attic)" U.S. tour in 2005 in New York, Pittsuburgh and Miami.

"Philippine Bedtime Stories" in 2007 in Manila, Philippines.

"YANEURA (The Attic)" European tour in 2008 and 2009 in Paris, Frankfurt, Wien and Bucharest.

"DA-RU-MA-SA-N-GA-KO-RO-N-DA" European tour in 2011 in Tbilisi and Frankfurt.

"YANEURA (The Attic)" European tour in 2013 in Rome, Terni and Yalta.

"Honchos Meeting in Cowra" Australia tour in 2014 in Sydney, Canberra and Cowra.

"YANEURA (The Attic)" European tour in 2015 in Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Bucharest and Sofia.


"The Emperor and The Kiss" - Nominee, 7th Yomiuri Theater Award for Best Production in 2000.

"Until the Last Person Standing" - Nominee, 10th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best Production in 2003.

"Da-Ru-Ma-Sa-N-Ga-Ko-Ro-N-Da" - Winner, 12th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Special Prize of Selection Committee and "Theater arts" Magazine Best Production in 2005.


Yoji Sakate is a playwright and director who founded the theatre company Rinkogun in 1982.  He is the recipient of major Japanese theater awards such as the KishidaKunio Drama Award, the TsuruyaNanboku Drama Award, the Yomiuri Prize for Literature, the Kinokuniya Theatre Award, the Asahi Performing Arts Award and the Yomiuri Theater Award for Best Director for his works such as "YANEURA (The Attic)" "DA-RU-MA-SA-N-GA-KO-RO-N-DA" and others.  His plays have been translated, published and performed in over 10 languages. "YANEURA (The Attic)" was produced by The Play Company in NYC in 2007 and was also produced in France in 2010. He directed this play in Korea and Australia. In Korea, also his Blind Touch and Da-Ru-Ma-Sa-N-Ga-Ko-Ro-N-Da, and Fighting Woman was performed. Sakate had been the president of the Japan Playwrights Association for 10 years and also serves on the boards of the Japan Directors Association and the Japan Branch of the International Theatre Institute.

Please click for the Detail of "YANEURA (The Attic)" and "DA-RU-MA-SA-N-GA-KO-RO-N-DA".


【TOUR in 3 Cities】

With Subtitles

Reception starts: 45 minutes before the show starts

House Opens: 30 minutes before the show starts

Finished all performances.

Thank you very much for coming and great support.