Yamamba 2001

Nagano 2002 Performing Arts Revitalization Project

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Written by Emiko Otsuka
Direction by Peter Goessner
Nakajo Village: Specially stage in the gate ball field
Organized by: Performing Arts Foundation Theater People’s Conference

Based on the legend of Yamamba in Nakajyo Village, Nagano Prefecture, this play was created and performed by Uzume Theater’s actors and local theater people during a residency. The script was written by playwright Otsuka Emiko of Kitakyushu City based on interviews with an elderly man living in Mushikura-san, where the legend of Yamamba is found.

The play was also performed in Toga Village and Shizuoka City.