Role: Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵)
Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Writer: Hisashi Inoue
|11 - 25 February 2018||Bunkamura Theater Cocoon, Tokyo, Japan||bunkamura.co.jp|
|3 - 11 March 2018||Saitama Arts Theater, Japan||saf.or.jp/arthall|
|16 - 21 March 2018||Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka, Japan||umegei.com|
|29 March - 1 April 2018||Shanghai Cultural Plaza, Shanghai, China||shculturesquare.com|
The story, which revolves around the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, was penned by Inoue more than 20 years ago. He had hoped to turn it into a Broadway musical, but the dream was never realized. Three years prior, Inoue worked with Ninagawa for the first time on a different play (Shakespeare in the 12th Year of Tempo), and they eventually decided to team up again to take "Musashi" to the stage.
The two swordsmen had a famous duel in 1612, during which Sasaki was defeated and killed.
Tatsuya has starred in four variations of this production since 2009, each time Tatsuya acted alongside a different co-star (Shun Oguri (2009), Ryo Katsuji (2010) and Junpei Mizobata (2013-14 & 2018).