Army on the Tree 

Ki no Ue no Guntai

Role: Shinpei (新兵) 

Director: Kuriyama Tamiya
Writer: Hisashi Inoue, Hourai Ryuuta 

Performance Details

05 - 29 April 2013Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Japan
01 - 02 June 2013Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, Japan


Set in the Okinawa Prefecture, during the war, this is the story of two Japanese soldiers who began to live on a Banyan tree - not knowing the war had ended.


Up until the point of his untimely death in 2010, playwright Hisashi Inoue had been working on this stage production. It has since been completed by a second writer, Hourai Ryuuta, in honor of Inoue's work and was directed by Kuriyama Tamiya.