I’m SO sorry for the late post. By the time we were done with the bento sets etc, it was already past 2am… and we were sooo tired last night that I headed for bed halfway through the report… Anyway, here it is. First, the venue i.e. Nissay Theatre.
Noticeable difference: there are no red Nissay Theatre flags hung on the poles. But there’s the usual lighted board with the dates of Kabuki at the side.
This year, there isn’t any poster on the pillar outside the theatre entrance. But there was a poster of Takki flying, on the right side of the theatre. And a poster of the cast names on the left side of the ticket box.
Here are some signs I took with my handphone camera. In order, the ‘Opening Day’ sign, the ‘Full House’ sign, and the show schedule last night.
Inside the theatre, there are the congratulatory flowers on the side. We see flowers from FRaU, Music Station, SODA, Miwa-san, people from Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, TBS, NTV, Watari-san, Shibuki Jun (the queen in Takizawa Kakumei this year), etc
There’s a booth selling CDs and DVDs, and another small one selling Best Stage (990yen) and Sankei sports newspaper (100yen). Samples of Takki’s pages were on display.
Now onto the goods!
The theme this year seems to be red/purple/white and Masakado-ish. Perhaps the colors have something to do with the sword in the story in Act 2.
Pamphlet – 2,000yen
The cover followed by inner pages. The first part of the pamphlet were loads of pictures of Takki as Masakado. We guess that it’s the final year Masakado will be played, that’s why some spotlight is given to this character hehe~
I love some of the monochrome pics of Masakado…
But it were the pics at the end that made me kyaa…. especially when he’s wearing the white top and black coat!! *nosebleed*
Clearfiles – 500yen each
Takizawa A (top) & Takizawa B (below). I got both :)
Here are the other sides of the clearfiles.They are similar at the back.
Pass Case – 800yen each
I bought two of these. One to use, one to keep (or collect dust, whichever way you wanna put it lol~). It should be able to fit our ezlink card as well so I can use it even when I return to Singapore! Here’s the view from both sides.
Tenugui (hand towel) – 1,000yen
Kawaii ne~~ I can’t bear to open it coz I know I won’t be able to fold it back like this!
And from the back, it looks like this:
Posters (Takizawa A, Takizawa B) – 800yen each
There are 2 posters of Takki this year – A (modern Takki) and B (Masadako-sama). I only bought A (gomen, Masakado-sama…). The moment I saw it, I knew I had to buy it…. chou kakkoii!!!!! Sorry, his face looks a little distorted in the pic below, due to the way the poster is rolled lol~
I can’t find a preview of B, but it looks something like this pic from the pamphlet – Masakado was sitting down, but the background of the poster is red-ish instead of purple-ish… and Masakado-sama was looking at the camera.
Original Photosets (Takizawa A, Takizawa B, Takizawa C) – 600yen each
Grabbed all as usual :)
Each photoset has 4 photos… and here they are, in order: A the top row, followed by B, and C the bottom row. I personall LOVE A3, A4, and C3!!! (gomen, Masakado-sama… lol)
Ohashi (chopsticks) – 1,500yen each
The chopsticks this year doesn’t come in a box, but rolled in a cloth instead….
When rolled out, it looks like this!
Pretty pretty ne~ I love the transparent top part of the chopsticks :)
Iya~ that’s it for the goods! Of course, since we went for the opening two shows so far, there aren’t any stage photos/photosets yet. I think the first batch will be released later this week, and if it’s the same as last year, it’ll be in the same size and format (4 in a set), and same price as the Original photosets.
Now onto the food!! (^_^)
There are 2 bento sets on sale this year – the Japanese style (wafu) and the Western style (yofu). We tried one on each day. Both tasted really good, but if we had to choose, we’d go for the Western one :)
There is “Shimbashi Enbujo” printed on the chopsticks paper cover, so although on the cover it says “Nissay Theatre”, I think the bento was made at Shimbashi. Like all past Shimbashi bentosets, there’s a commemorative card in each set with the date printed on the back.
First, the Japanese style bento set:
And then the Western style bento set:
And the little momento cards :)
That’s about it!! Now I’m feeling hungry lol~ I’d better change up and head off for breakfast…. Today’s my last Kabuki show… Ahh, can’t wait to bring you guys a report of it. Bon & Mich will try our best to get it out ASA:P!