In any time and any place, "clothing" is essential to the life of human being. It reflects your style and daily life. Not only wearing something you have, it means also pleasure in dressing up beautifully, seeing a nice dress and longing for c
Which is tied so closely with our livesc Fashion.
We had an idea to express fashion, not by fitting it into established categories of art, but by collaboration of various artists in various fields.
Hanakurabe (flower competition) is one of the game in the Heian era of Japan (8-12th century). Participants devided into two groups, take out a flower (usually cherry blossom) or tanka poems. They compete flowers and poems, wishing each other be more beautiful.
Artists bring their own works, raise their skills each other while competing, and sublimate their works into one artistic production. That is what Hanakurabe association intends to do.
If not only the audiences enjoy it, but also can become beautiful together, it will be our pleasure.
Of course, "beauty" means not only superficial beauty but also inner beauty.
We want to offer bread of the tomorrow's beauty that the audience is a little bit spiritually rich and can feel warm.
In "Toukasetsu", we don't show you a fashion show and a play "in turn". It's neither "theater in fashion show" nor "Fashion show in theater".
One of the theme of Toukasetsu is, "Clothing is inherited by people".
At the root of the performance, we express "inherit WA (Japanese) tradition" and "give a new life to a tradition by upcycling it".
And we want that the audiences themselves exist in dramatic space as if they are participating in the story.
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What shall I wear tomorrow?
Hanakurabe promises to make your life rich and happily through a fashion.
Marriage of theater and fashion showc first challenge of the world.
A bell of the raising of the curtain rings soon.
Please relax and enjoy to the very end.
Koji KOBAYASHI (stage director of TOUKASETSU / film maker)