Time’s Journey Through a Room
Theater|JAPAN New Creation |World Premiere 3/17-3/21

  • photo: Masumi Kawamura

    photo: Masumi Kawamura

Toshiki Okada's follow-up to Ground and Floor portrays the living's envy of the dead

Whenever Toshiki Okada publishes a new play in a literary magazine he creates a storm, while his sharply directed productions with subtly responsive performers have attracted attention on the theater circuits around world. This new play, written and directed by Okada, premieres at Kyoto Experiment before touring to major international festivals.
In Ground and Floor, Okada previously referenced the elegance of Japanese Noh theater to construct a world that traversed the living and the dead. Taking this further, his new play portrays “the living’s envy of the dead.”

Following on from his earlier exploration of new musical formats through overlapping the music of the band Sangatsu with the live voices of actors, Okada here works with Kyoto-based visual artist Tsuyoshi Hisakado to create an on-stage environment of sound based on field recordings. Hisakado is known for his theatrical installations that delicately evoke time and memory. Together with Hisakado, chelfitsch now takes audiences further into the relationship between invisible sound, the body, language, and space.


March 17(Thu) 20:00- [Sold out]
18(Fri) 20:00- [Sold out]
19(Sat) 15:00-◎ [Sold out]
20:00- [Sold out]
20 (Sun) 12:00-◎ [Sold out],
17:00-◎ [Sold out]
21 (Mon) 12:00- [Sold out],
17:00-*◎ [Sold out]

*Post-performance talk

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance


North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

*10 min. walk from Exit 1, Higashiyama Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway


90 min. (TBC)


Performed in Japanese with English Subtitles.


Adult Adv. ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Senior Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥5,500(Advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Unreserved Seating

Available from December 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.