Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival KABUKI x OPERA Cancelled

Tokyo, 26 March 2020 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo

2020) today announced that it has decided to cancel the KABUKI x OPERA "Luminous, The Lord" event,

presented by ENEOS, due to have taken place on 18 April. This decision is aimed at preventing the risk

of COVID-19 infection and protecting members of the public, performers and event staff.

One of the four main events hosted by Tokyo 2020 as part of the planned Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival,

the programme had been due to feature performances by renowned kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa XI and

the singers Anna Pirozzi and Erwin Schrott, embodying different aspects of what the organisers called

"integration and coexistence between western and eastern cultures and comparisons between the

traditional and the modern".

Those who have purchased tickets will receive a full refund under the terms and conditions of the ticket

vendor company. Details can be found here. Enquiries can be made by telephone to 0570-78-3202 during

the hours of 12:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday or by email to kabuki-opera@pia.co.jp.

About Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival

The Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival is an official cultural programme of the Tokyo 2020 Games scheduled

to be held from April to September 2020. In addition to disseminating Japan's proud culture both inside

and outside Japan, the festival will promote the realisation of a symbiotic society, participation and

exchange among diverse people, and opportunities for many people to participate in the Tokyo 2020

Games through cultural and artistic activities, thereby creating excitement in the build-up to the Games.

On 24 March, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 announced the postponement of the

Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. In the light of this postponement, further announcements

regarding other Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival events scheduled during the build-up to the original planned

opening of the Tokyo 2020 Games in July will be made in due course.

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