Japanese Theatre: Sarayashiki - Ghost story
A performance within the Malta International Theatre Festival.
EnGawa is a German-Japanese theatre collective formed in Munich in Protected content .
"Okikus ghost story" is called 皿屋敷 „Sarayashiki“ in Japanese and can be translated as „The house of plates“.
It is one of the oldest and most popular ghost story in Japan, which is still nowadays commonly used in Kabuki (traditional, Japanese Theatre) and Rakugo (traditional humorous kind of storytelling).
The Japanese German theatre group EnGawa interpretated this play as a scary mask theatre with elements of Japanese horror films.
The telling of ghost stories (怪談 „kaidan“) is in Japan a custom to escape from the heat of the day during the summer season.
The imagination of ghost should bring shiver and tremble to audience for cool-down.
This is a closing performance. 3 companies including Japanese one. Each performances takes approx 40 minutes.
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