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Konpira Grand Theatre (Kanamaruza)
Since the Edo period, the old Konpira Grand Theatre has been the site of theatrical performances, sumo wrestling, entertainment, puppet shows, etc. The Konpira Grand Theatre was constructed in 1835, based on the scale and structure of the Onishi Theatre. Later, along with other theaters in the major cities of Edo, Osaka, and Kyoto, this theater became nationally known, and many of the most prestigious actors gathered from the East and West to perform on the stage. After the Meiji period, with each change of owner, the name changed to "Inari-za," "Chitose-za," and "Kanamaru-za," and over time, the building was transformed into a movie theater. Eventually, the theater faded away and was abandoned, but the people of the town promoted preservation efforts, and in 1970, it was designated as a National Important Cultural Property.The Old Konpira Grand Theatre is the oldest existing playhouse in Japan and is a deeply historical place where the stage set is all human-powered.
1241 Otsu, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa 766-0001
Adults 500 yen, junior high and high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
9:00 - 17:00
Open all year round (may be closed when performances are held)
10 minutes by car from Zentsuji IC
12 minutes on foot from JR Kotohira Station
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