OEDO THEATER SHOW
The group is comprised of performers of the Shiki (Four Seasons) Theatrical Company and is proud to offer first-rate shows that guests can view close-up.
The Shiki Theatre company is Japan’s premier provider of all manner of theatrical performances. Working throughout Japan and having been in operation for over 60 years, they pride themselves in bringing quality performances of traditional Japanese theatre and Broadway musicals. In fact, they brought such hits as Lion King and Cats to Japanese audiences. The over 1000 member strong staff of the theatre company comprised of actors, technicians and administrators, work tirelessly to produce stellar performances.
The Atakemaru concept is to combine the pleasure of a night cruise through Tokyo Bay with the pleasant relaxation of dinner theatre. The ship used for the cruise is a replica of an Edo era Japanese battleship. During that era these vessels were crucial in defending and uniting the nation. Their grandeur has been recreated to provide tourists with a wonderful opportunity to be entertained in an unforgettable fashion.
The performances are a blend of several traditional Japanese styles of dance, including Kabuki-style and courtesan-style, which can be enjoyed year-round! Although all the productions put on by the company are in Japanese, they accommodate guest performances by foreign actors.
Dressed in colorful kimono, the actors do song and dance routines accompanied by drums and stringed instruments using fans as props. The performers move in unison, twirling their bodies and whipping and snapping the fans open to accentuate their lines.
Starting at boarding time, the cast comes out to welcome guests, offers a toast, takes commemorative photos, and of course entertains with song and dance to create a special time and ambience onboard. This is participatory entertainment that transcends nationality, age, and gender.
Apart from a wonderful show and the buffet dining and drinks that available, a signature aspect of the cruise is the sights. In 30 to 40 minutes the ship runs past Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge. This affords a perfect snapshot of the Odiaba area of the city.