The Face of Jizo
|Chichi to Kuraseba |
(The Face of Jizo)
|Written by||Hisashi Inoue|
|Date premiered||September 3, 1994|
Chichi to Kuraseba (The Face of Jizo)
|Original title||Chichi to Kuraseba|
Franco Gervasio, Ai Aoyama
Published in English
The Face of Jizo (父と暮せば Chichi to Kuraseba) is a Japanese play written by Hisashi Inoue.
- It was performed by Komatsuza as their 34th Play, from September 3 to 18, 1994, directed by Hitoshi Uyama, starring by Masayo Umezawa and Kei Suma. It has been performed frequently not only all over Japan but also overseas. Paris in 1997, Moscow in 2001, Hong Kong in 2004 and London in 2007.
- Now, the play is performed by Komatsuza and some theatrical companies.
The play was transferred into three languages and published by Komatsuza.
- The Face of Jizo in English by Roger Pulvers in 2004.
- Die Tage mit Vater (The Day with Father) in German by Isolde Asai in 2006.
- Mio Padre (My Father) in Italian by Franco Gervasio and Ai Aoyama in 2006,.
The play is adapted for a film Chichi to Kuraseba directed by Kazuo Kuroki, starring by Rie Miyazawa, Yoshio Harada and Tadanobu Asano, in 2004. It was filmed as the 3rd and concluding volume of Kazuo Kuroki's Trilogy works for War Requiem.
- The Face of Jizo The public reading events in Toronto and Vancouver, 2004–2006
- The Face of Jizo at Arcola Theatre in London, 2007
- The Face of Jizo Play of the Month of The Japan Foundation, in August 2007
- Performing Father–Daughter Love "Inoue Hisashi's Face of Jizo" by Tomoko Aoyama
- Chichi to Kuraseba - TV Tokyo Medianet - rerun the film at Iwanami hall in 2005
- Chichi to Kuraseba