- <The 1st stage>
- The door opens at 17:00
- The show starts at 17:30
- <The 2nd stage>
- The door opens at 19:30
- The show starts at 20:00
This event will be broadcast on the midnight of November 4 on MBS and other JNN stations nationwide.
There are many prestigious temples designated as World Heritage sites in Japan. It has always been said that Japanese traditional culture, art and entertainment have been produced and developed over the long history.
To preserve the beautiful cultural heritage and to stress the importance of passing this heritage on to the next generation, the artistic event series OTOBUTAI has been held in the precincts of prestigious temples in Kyoto and Nara annually, with the participation and collaboration of world class artists based on the theme of "Encounter of the East and the West."
In 1989, OTOBUTAI was first held at Kinkaku-ji, known as the Golden Pavilion. Since then, it has been held at renowned Japanese temples up to now, including Sennyuji, Sanzenin, Kiyomizudera, Byodoin, Toji, Enryakuji, Daigoji, Daikakuji, Nijojo, Horyuji, Mampukuji, Yakushiji, Ninnaji, Tofukuji, Toshodaiji, Todaiji, Nishi Hongwanji (in chronological order.)
This special artistic “space” created in OTOBUTAI is produced for only one night. Great performances at the space mesmerize not only Japanese but all audiences throughout the world.
This unique and innovate event will become your unforgettable stage without doubt.
History of Ninna-ji
Ninna-ji was founded by the fifty-ninth emperor, Uda, in the fourth year of Ninna（888）.
The temple was formerly called ''the Old Imperial Palace of Omuro,'' as it served as a residence for the emperors through the ages. Today it is widely known for being the headquarters of the Omuro School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, which in turn houses the headquarters for the famous Omuro School of Flower Arrangement.
Among the various noteworthy temple buildings, including the two tea houses, almost all of which are designated as either National Treasures or as Important Cultural Properties, are the Kondo and Miedo halls which were moved from the Kyoto Imperial Palace and rebuilt here.
A major characteristic of the temple structures is that they include Goten, usually seen only in palace architecture.
The temple boasts a magnificent collection of treasures which amounts to more than 600 items. The artifacts span sculpture, painting, calligraphy, lacquered works and ceramics, all of which can be viewed twice a year at Reiho-kan: April-May, and October-November. The uniquely low-branched cherry trees called ''Omuro Zakura'' are another treasure of the temple and garnish the surroundings with their singular scenic beauty each spring.
Four seasons of Ninna-ji
Meet the KANNON at World Heritage "NINNA-JI"