Okinawa Play Performance in February ”Chaginushi”  




Okinawa Play Performance 
Venue :  National Theatre Okinawa (Large Theatre)
 National Theatre Okinawa has implemented measures for our visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Performance Date : Feb.13(Sat.)
Performance Time : 14:00-16:00 
Ticket Prices  (including tax)
Adults: ¥3,700
University Student: ¥2,000
High school Students and below: ¥1,000
Booking Opens
available from Jan.4(Mon.),2021
Box Office
 098-871-3350 (10:00 - 18:00) in Japanese and English
Online Booking
【National Theatre Okinawa Online reservation services】

Counter Sales at the Theatre
available from Jan.4(Mon.),2021
*End times are estimates and could vary. 
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
*To secure appropriate spacing between seats in all directions, ticket sales will be limited to 50 percent of normal capacity.(Handling may change)
 Chagi-nu-shi (Spirit of the Plum Pine Tree)
On the outskirts of a village, there was a chagi (plum pine tree) that was worshiped and cherished as the heart and soul of the villagers. One day, the royal government contacts the village chief to cut down a chagi tree to widen the road. The villagers, who do not want to cut down the chagi tree that had been reverently worshipped in the village, consults with Shinzatu Satunushi as a last resort. Responding to the request of the villagers, Shinzatu Satunushi desperately makes a plea to call off the logging operation. Moved by the Satunushi’s plea, the royal government officials change the plan, and the chagi tree escapes being cut down. Immediately after the turmoil, Shinzatu Satunushi meets a beautiful maiden named Manabi under the chagi tree. The two young people soon get to know each other, get married, and are blessed with a son named Kamiju. A few years later, a notice arrives from the royal government indicating that the government wants to use the chagi tree for the pillars of Shurijo Castle, and Shinzatu Satunushi was asked to cut down the tree. He is pleased because having the tree used as pillars for Shurijo Castle was an honorable matter. However, Manabi is opposed to this. Actually, Manabi was the spirit of the chagi tree. Many villagers try to pull the felled chagi tree and carry it away, but it does not move at all. Manabi, who appears in the form of a chagi tree spirit, prays for the happiness of Shinzatu Satunushi and the child and disappears, leaving behind words that she wished Kamiju to pull her hand. Then the chagi tree, which did not budge at all even when many people tried to pull it, moves easily when Kamiju pulls it.