Photo: Shingo Wakaki


The irrepressible sorrow and dryness seeps out
Tamiya Kuriyama throws Masataka Matsuda's Yomiuri Literature Award-winning work into the present age


Playwright / directorMasataka Matsudaset his hometown of Nagasaki on the stage, and won the 1999 Yomiuri Literature Award for Best Play/Scenario.Tamiya Kuriyamawill launch.

The Setagaya Public Theater has collaborated with Tamiya Kuriyama on "Yabuhara Kengyo" (12 and 15), "Shanghai Moon" (18), "CHIMERICA" (19), "Murderous Strip Show" ( 20 years) and “Even if there are people who laugh at her” (21 years).
This is Matsuda's first production since "Tani no Tani, Ginga no Oka" (03, New National Theatre, Tokyo). I chose "On the Summer Sand", which portrays the helplessness and affection of people living in Japan.

From the conversations between the main character, who has lost his job and his wife has run away from home, and the people surrounding him, this work reveals the irresistible sadness and dryness of the heart that drifts in seemingly calm days.

Playing the main character, Osamu KouraKei Tanaka.Kuriyama will challenge the director for the first time in three years since "CHIMERICA", which was highly praised for his sincere acting.Playing her wife, Keiko, who abandons her husband and leaves home, demonstrates a unique presence in stage and video works.Naomi Nishida.Appearing in many video works as a young talentAnna YamadaThis work will be the first stage appearance.
In addition, it is attracting attention as a supporting player of the new eraHiroyuki Onoue, a talented performer who won the 55th Kinokuniya Theater Award Individual AwardMatsuoka Yomi, and is active mainly on the stage and is trusted by directorsYoshihiro Kasuya,Miho Fukaya,Kazutaka MimuraAnd the actors with a wealth of stage experience have been aligned.

Tamiya Kuriyama and a team of talented actors portray the delicate emotional patterns of the characters, which are revealed through the accumulated conversations, in the present age.Please look forward to it.


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A provincial city, a town with slopes.
The houses clinging to the slopes face the harbor.
A rusty shipyard in the harbor.
Summer day.

Osamu Koura, who lost his job at the shipyard and was abandoned by his wife, Keiko, appears when Keiko, who has left home, appears.Keiko came to pick up the mortuary tablet of her son who died at the age of four, but Osamu was vaguely aware of Keiko's relationship with her former colleague.
At that time, Osamu's younger sister Asako arrives from Tokyo with her 16-year-old daughter Yuko.Asako says that she will open a snack bar in Fukuoka to pay off her debt, and leaves Osamu to push her Yuko into her hand.
Osamu and Yuko begin living together.


Photo: Shingo Wakaki


Comment from Tamiya Kuriyama
Lately, perhaps because of my age, I've been attracted to quiet, slow-moving dramas.In the second half of the rehearsal, it seems that she has scraped away the decorations that she has accumulated so far, and is only looking at the scenery and words that are left at the end.
There was a request for a new production from the Setagaya Public Theater.She spent a little longer than usual thinking about her performance.This is actually the happiest time of my life, when I can reflect on my past.At that time, Masataka Matsuda's lines were heard in pieces.Sometimes it's swaying in the wind, sometimes it's a dry silence that suddenly stops.
The hot emotions that flow in the scenery of "On the Summer Sands" and the people who lived there at that time, surrendering themselves to the quietly ticking time, from this desolate present to the moment. I want to stare at


Comment from Masataka Matsuda
It was a long time ago that I wrote a play called Natsu no Suna no Ue (On the Sand of Summer), which was performed at the Aoyama Amphitheater at the request of Oriza Hirata. It was 1998.
I remember walking around Nagasaki in the summer when I was writing this play and the plot had not yet been decided.As I was sweating and climbing up and down the hill, I felt that the outline of the play gradually emerged.I remember writing the lines as if my body were clinging to the stone steps, rather than creating a drama imagining my hometown of Nagasaki from afar.It was my experience of just walking around Nagasaki that I got the image of being drowned in a flood and being burned by a flash of light.
From standing, walking, and sitting, to lying down, lying down, and finally evaporating and being washed away as a shadow.The drama about the standards of life becomes more apparent as it submits to the gravity of the times.Perhaps I wanted to write a play that transforms from a 'everyday' play to a play that confronts 'life and death'.
Still, perhaps the most interesting thing about theater is that it is performed with the ``thoughts of the author''.I am very much looking forward to seeing the performance.

Comment from Kei Tanaka
I am very happy to have the second chance to play under Mr. Kuriyama since "CHIMERICA" in 2019.I'm really looking forward to seeing how deep Matsuda-san's work can be explored, what kind of stage it will be under Kuriyama-san's direction, and how I'll experience it myself.I hope that everyone will also feel the depth of this work and what is wriggling behind it.We are waiting for you at the theater.


◆Naomi Nishida comment
This is the first time for me to be directed by Mr. Kuriyama, who I have seen many times, and it is also the first time for me to stand on the stage of the Setagaya Public Theater.I wanted to challenge myself to see what kind of scenery I could see.Matsuda-san's Natsu no Ue no Ue is a wonderful play, so I hope to create a stage where you can feel the humidity of Nagasaki together with the co-stars.I hope that everyone will be able to feel the same atmosphere as us on stage.


Comment from Anna Yamada
This is my first time appearing on stage, and ever since my appearance was decided, somewhere in my head there is a sense of tension about the "stage".I'm excited to see what it's like to be on stage with audiences watching in front of me.I would like to have the courage to throw away the few experiences and values ​​I have had so far, and to challenge myself with the feeling of starting a new play.I would like to do my best to keep up with Mr. Kuriyama's guidance and all the co-stars who have a lot of stage experience.


[Written by] Masataka Matsuda 
[Direction] Tamiya Kuriyama







[Cast] Kei Tanaka, Naomi Nishida, Anna Yamada
    Hiroyuki Onoe Etsumi Matsuoka Yoshihiro Kasuya Miho Fukaya Kazutaka Mimura
















[Art] Shusaku Nimura
[Lighting] Hajime Hattori  
[Music] Kazuki Kunihiro
[Sound] Masahiro Inoue
[Costume] Fumiko Maeda 
[Hair and makeup] Naoki Kamata 
[Dialect Instruction] Ritsuko Karasawa
[Director's Assistant] Sudo Kie 
[Stage Director] Naoaki Tanaka

[Artistic Director] Akira Shirai

[Advertising art] Chiaki Aizawa
[Promotion photo] Shingo Wakaki
[Advertising stylist] Ayuko Takagi
[Advertising hair and makeup] YOSHi.T

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first day comment

◆ Tamiya Kuriyama (director)

I was able to welcome the first day of the work that I have been cherishing for a long time.Each character plays quietly on the stage with their own memories of their past, and each remains silent.The nihilistic spectacle of people goes to the last scene without any change, as if the summer is ending.The only thing that changed was the fact that I lost three fingers.The curtain has fallen, and the wind that had been gently blowing until now has stopped, and it feels like a few holes have opened there.It's like being left alone in the dry summer sand.
The story of Nagasaki, which was born twenty-odd years ago, seems to overlap strangely with this empty era.I'm so grateful to have met such mysterious and lovely people as we are!


Kei Tanaka (role of Osamu Koura)

on the summer sand.I just finished my first day.
Today, November 11rd, seems to be a very auspicious day, so I borrowed that power, there were some happenings, and I made a mistake in my lines, but I think it turned out to be a good first day.
It was a lot of fun.
It's the first time I haven't even broken a sweat on stage, but I'm happy to be able to live with Kuriyama-san's reliable cast in this interesting book.
I'm really looking forward to seeing how much it will change and evolve.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take a look at the theater.
There is no doubt that it is a stage that you can not easily see, so please do not miss it! !


◆ Naomi Nishida (role of Keiko Koura)

I'm very happy that the first day has finally arrived after struggling every day with the difficulty of acting everyday.But I'm sure it will continue until Chiakiraku.Talking, listening, feeling, and what lies behind words, I thought about it many times during my training with Mr. Kuriyama, but I really can't stop thinking about it.I want to listen carefully and exist in that small tatami room.want to live.So that you can imagine that those people were desperately living in that place.I'll do my best.


◆ Anna Yamada (role of Yuko Kawakami)

For the time being, I am filled with relief that everyone was able to welcome the first day safely in such a situation.This is the first time I will be on stage with this work, and the experience of performing in front of an audience is also close to my first time.
I have spent the past month in intense rehearsals, but in a sense, each and every one of them is freshly created on the spot at that moment. I feel it.
During the rehearsal period, Kuriyama-san, the staff, and the senior actors have spoken to me a lot.

Same-day ticket information

Same-day tickets for "Natsu no Suna no Ue" will be sold in the following ways.


1.Telephone reservation
Tickets can be purchased at the Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center (10-00-2) from 03:5432 am on the day of the performance until 1515 hours before the start of the performance.

2.Theater window
Tickets will be sold at the ticket counter at the entrance of the Setagaya Public Theater from 60 minutes before the start of the performance.Priority will be given to those who make reservations by phone.


S seat / S seat (with annotation)
General 8,500 yen
High school students and younger 4,250 yen

A seat / A seat (with annotation)
General 6,500 yen
High school students and younger 3,250 yen

*S seats (with annotation) and A seats (with annotation) are closed seats.Part of the stage may be cut off, and the fall prevention handrail may come into view.

Auxiliary seat
General 8,500 yen
High school students and younger 4,250 yen

*Auxiliary seats have backrests, no armrests, and thin seat cushions.

*There are no member discounts for same-day tickets.
*High school students and younger must present a certificate on the day.
*We accept up to 4 tickets per person, but we may not be able to prepare consecutive seats.


*Advance tickets can be reserved up to the day before as long as there are seats remaining.
 Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center: Call 19-00-03 until 5432:1515 the day before the performance
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Announcement of annotated reserved seats (closed-out seats) and auxiliary seats on sale

Annotated reserved seats (closed-out seats) and auxiliary seats will be sold as follows.

■Release date: We will start accepting applications from 9:4 on Sunday, September 10th.

■Limited number of tickets: Up to 1 tickets per seat type per performance per application

■ Fee:
S seat (with annotation) 8,500 yen
A seat (with annotation) 6,500 yen
High school students and under, U24 half price of each general fee
*S seats (with annotation) and A seats (with annotation) are closed seats.Part of the stage may be cut off, and the fall prevention handrail may come into view.

Auxiliary seat 8,500 yen
High school students and under, U24 half price of each general fee
*Auxiliary seats have backrests, no armrests, and thin seat cushions.

*High school students and younger must present a certificate on the day.
*Various member discounts available.


■ Ticket handling:
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Media information

▼First day comments/reviews/reviews
12/9 (Fri.) TV guide person vol.124 Stage report: Kei Tanaka
11 / 18 (Fri)Nikkei MJ Review
11 / 12 (Sat) News Socra Drama review
11 / 4 (Fri)THEATER GIRL First day comments and stage photos
11 / 4 (Fri)Pia Entertainment Information First day comments and stage photos
11 / 4 (Fri)Okepi First day comments and stage photos
11 / 4 (Fri)SPICE First day comments and stage photos
11 / 4 (Fri)Stage Natalie First day comments and stage photos
11 / 5 (Sat)Theater entertainment NEWS First day comments and stage photos
11 / 6 (Sun)Theatrical kick First day comments and stage photos

▼ Interview
11/14 (Mon.) ~ 18 (Fri.) Nihon Keizai Shimbun Evening edition Tamiya Kuriyama interview(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
11 / 3 (Thu)Beautiful every day Naomi Nishida Interview XNUMXnd
11/2 (Wed)Beautiful every day Naomi Nishida Interview XNUMXst
11 / 3 (Thu)Story Web Kei Tanaka Interview (Part XNUMX)
11/2 (Wed)Story Web Kei Tanaka Interview (Part XNUMX)
10 / 31 (Mon)omoshii Interview with Anna Yamada
10 / 31 (Mon)SPICE Interview with Naomi Nishida
10/31 (Monday) Interview with Naomi Nishida in the Fall/Winter issue of Future Living byESSE
10/27 (Thursday) STAGE navi vol73 Interview with Kei Tanaka
10/26 (Wed.) anan No.2321 Interview with Anna Yamada
10/24 (Mon.) SKY PerfecTV! TV Guide BS + CS Interview with Kei Tanaka
10/24 (Mon.) SKY PerfecTV! TV Guide Premium Interview with Kei Tanaka
10/24 (Mon.) BEST STAGE PLUS Vol.007 Interview with Kei Tanaka
10 / 22 (Sat) FRaU web Interview with Kei Tanaka
10/20 (Thursday) Asahi Shimbun (evening edition) Masataka Matsuda interview
10/19 (Wed) Pia app Interview with Kei Tanaka
10/12 (Wed.) +act Plus Act November issue Kei Tanaka interview
10/8 (Sat.) omoshii PRESS vol.23 Interview with Kei Tanaka
10 / 10 (Mon)telling, telling, Kei Tanaka Interview (Part XNUMX)
10 / 9 (Sun)telling, telling, Kei Tanaka Interview (Part XNUMX)
10 / 8 (Sat)Astage Interview with Anna Yamada
10/7 (Fri.) Tragedy comedy Kei Tanaka interview
9 / 29 (Thu)SPICE Interview with Anna Yamada
9/27 (Tue.) Stage fan vol.22 Interview with Kei Tanaka

▼ TV and radio appearances
10/24 (Mon.) 21:00~ TBS Series "Monday Frog Knows the Ocean" Kei Tanaka Anna Yamada Guest
10/22 (Sat.) 13:30~ NTV series "King and Prince." Kei Tanaka guest
10/21 (Fri.) 19:00-Fuji TV "Bakugai Star Ongaeshi" Kei Tanaka Guest
10/15 (Sat) 8:00~ J-WAVE "RADIO DONUTS" Naomi Nishida Guest
10/14 (Fri.) 19:56~ Kei Tanaka and Anna Yamada as guests of Nippon Television's "Boiling Word 10"
10/1 (Sat.) 19:00~ NTV "World Doki Doki Video" Kei Tanaka Guest

Tour information

★ Hyogo performance
[Date and Time] November 11th (Sat) 26:17, 00th (Sun) 27:12/00:16
[Venue] Hyogo Performing Arts Center Hankyu Middle Hall
[Ticket handling/inquiries] Arts Center Ticket Office 0798-68-0255 (10:00-17:00, closed on Mondays/next day if Monday is a holiday)
[Organizer] Hyogo Prefecture, Hyogo Performing Arts Center


*Miyazaki Performance
[Schedule] December 12rd (Sat) 3:14, 00th (Sun) 4:14
[Venue] Medikit Prefectural Cultural Center (Miyazaki Prefectural Art Theater) Theater Hall
[Ticket handling/inquiries] Medikit Prefectural Cultural Center Ticket Center 0985-28-7766 (10:00-18:30 closed on Mondays/next day if Monday is a holiday)
[Organizer] Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Theater, Public Interest Incorporated Association of Public Cultural Facilities
[Co-organizer] MRT Miyazaki Broadcasting


★ Aichi Performance
[Schedule] December 12th (Sat) 10:12/00:17 *, 00th (Sun) 11:12
[Venue] Kariya Cultural Center Large Hall
[Ticket handling] mail ticket 
[Inquiries] Mail business 052-331-9966 (Monday to Friday 10:00 to 18:00, excluding holidays)
[Organizer] Me-Tele, Me-Tele Business
[Co-organizer] Kariya City, Kariya City Board of Education, Kariya City General Cultural Center (KCSN consortium)
※Additional performances
 Ticket sales: November 11th (Sat) 12:10-
 (Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center and online tickets will not be sold.)


★Nagano Performance
[Schedule] December 12th (Fri) 16:19, December 00th (Sat) 12:17
[Venue] Matsumoto Civic Arts Museum Main Hall
[Ticket handling/inquiries] Matsumoto Performing Arts Center Ticket Center (10:00-18:00)
[Organizer] Matsumoto City Arts Foundation
[Sponsor] Matsumoto City, Matsumoto City Board of Education

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Performance schedule

〇=Chartered performance

△=Cameras will be in the audience seats for recording

◎=There will be a post-performance talk
  November 11 (Friday) 11:19 Masataka Matsuda Akira Shirai (Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director)
  * Those who have tickets for the event can participate

Theater support

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances where advance tickets are sold.
Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

Prices 2,200 yen (per person)
Target Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
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Reservations will be accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.
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Wheelchair space

There is a wheelchair space where you can watch the theater while in a wheelchair.
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Prices 10% discount on the applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
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