Hakurakusei, a Japanese rice wine brewery in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture was completely destroyed in the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and the owners were forced to decide whether or not simply to cease production. In the end, through the determination of the chief brewer and the support of those who loved Hakurakusei, they decided to start from scratch again and moved the brewery to Kawasaki-cho, Shibata-gun in Miyagi.
With a majestic performance by Noh master, Reijiro Tsumura and expressively beautiful dance of ballet dancers accompanied by piano, Hakurakusei is presented with new choreography and streaming live from Japan especially for Japan Matsuri Presents, telling the story of how the brewery has recovered, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
The original performance of the piece took place in 2014, and a glimpse of the rehearsals for that performance can be seen here:
Streaming LIVE from Japan Sunday 27th, 09:45
The premiere of the piece took place in 2014, and a glimpse of the rehearsals for that performance can be seen here: