“It’s like we’re in a play…”
“Otsuya Koroshi”, an early novel by TANIZAKI Junichiro,
revived in the present with the skilled narration and movement of actors.
This literary work narrates the story of the elopement of Otsuya, the only daughter of a wealthy pawnbroker, and Shinsuke, an apprentice. ISHIGAMI Natsuki, who is directing for the second time at SPAC, following her previous production of MISHIMA Yukio’s “Yoroboshi”, painstakingly interpreted the novel with the actors and staff to explore the connections with the audience living in the present. You will witness the fetishistic expressions and vital love energy extracted from the novel, which would later be recognized as part of aestheticism, and depicted love story that resonates with modern time.
Direction: ISHIGAMI Natsuki
Text: TANIZAKI Junichiro “Otsuya Koroshi”
▼SCOT SUMMER SEASON 2023
Dispatch on the Allure of Contemporary Performing Arts
— Strengthening the bonds between art and local communities
Japan Cultural Expo 2.0
2 December, Saturday at 2:00 pm
*Special post-performance talk
9 December, Saturday at 2:00 pm
10 December, Sunday at 2:00 pm
*Guidance of TANIZAKI Junichiro for theatre beginners／Post-performance talk
Starting 25 minutes before each performance.
Free of charge. No reservation required.
Special post-performance talk by the artists who participated in the SCOT SUMMER SEASON 2023 “Momotaro Meeting”: after the performance.
2 December, Saturday
Guidance of TANIZAKI Junichiro for theatre beginners
SPAC staff OOKA Jun will introduce the appeal of TANIZAKI Junichiro’s works. This event can be participated in by both those seeing the performance for the first time and repeaters.
10 December, Sunday at 12:30
Time: About 60 minutes
Free of charge. Reservation required. Up to 30 people.
Post-Performance talk by the artists: after the performance.
10 December, Sunday
Free of charge. No reservation required.
The technical staff will take you on a special backstage tour.
9 December, Saturday after the performance
Time: About 30 minutes
Free of charge. Reservation required. Up to 40 people.
Meet us at Cafe Cinderella!
After the performance, the actors will come to see you off in their stage costumes. We hope you will take this opportunity to interact with the actors!
Performances for junior and high-school students
SPAC believes that theaters are a window to the world, and that is why it invites junior high school and high school students in Shizuoka Prefecture to its free-of-charge programs.
The mark “*” means the performances that have available seats for general audience. (The tickets are limited.)
4 December, Monday at 13:30
5 December, Tuesday at 13:30
6 December, Wednesday at 10:00/14:30
7 December, Thursday at 13:30
12 December, Tuesday at 18:00*
13 December, Wednesday at 13:30*
4,200 yen (One viewing for regular adult)
［U25 and University students］2,000 yen
［High school students and under］1,000 yen
*Please present ID/student ID at door
●Disability discount: 2,900 yen (for those with a disability pocketbook)
*Please present disability pocketbook or Mirairo ID at door
*Free for One attendant.
*More than one discount cannot be claimed per purchase.
*Please claim any discount when making a reservation
How to Purchase
◆Prior Reservation for Membership begins:
7 October at 10:00
◆Advance Tickets Sale begins:
14 October at 10:00
– Please enter from the language button “English”.
– Payment is possible with the following credit cards: DC, UFJ, NICOS, VISA, and Master. Tickets purchased through this website can be received at the venue from one hour prior to each performance.
from 10:00-18:00 at SPAC ticket center
●Purchase at BOX Office
SPAC ticket center (10:00-18:00)
Available at the entrance counter for leftover seats, from one hour prior to each performance.
*Please confirm ticket availability on the day by phone or by visiting X (@_SPAC_)
*Ticket reservations will finish at 18:00 on the day before the performance.
Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.
For the Shizuoka performances, there is a nursery room where parents can watch the program with their infant children.
*This service can only be reserved by phone or at the box office.
*A babysitting service is available on 10 December.
Lighting design: OSAKO Koji
Set design: YOSHIDA Yuna
Costume design: SATO Rise
Stage manager: MORIBE Rio
Stage: TSUCHIYA Katsunori
Sound: WADA Masashi
Lighting: KAMIYA Reina
Art Work: SATO Yosuke
Costume production: TSUKAMOTO Kana, MAKINO Saho, SEI Chigusa
Costume production (volunteer / Shizuoka Professional Training College of Design):
AKAHORI Reina, ABE Kaina, KUBOTA Kokoro, NOHATA Haruna, FUKATSU Ayane, FUJIWARA Hinano
English subtitle operation: YOKOYAMA Hisashi
Technical director: MURAMATSU Atsushi
Production: NISHIMURA Ai, TANJI Haru, IRIE Kyohei
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Approved by Fujinokuni Arts Festival
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
[For public performances in Shizuoka]
Comission: Japan Cultural Expo 2.0
Organized by Toga Cultural Foundation, Japan Arts Council, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Co-hosted by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center