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Tokyo Entertainment Calendar Nov 6
WHAT'S ON IN TOKYO
Our Tokyo entertainment calendar provides inside information and details on what's happening in and around Tokyo in the coming weeks. Check out upcoming movie openings, concerts, clubbing events, art exhibits and more.
Veteran butoh dancer Tenmetsu will perform a new piece entitled Trolls. The tall, elegant Tenmetsu cut his teeth at Asbestoskan, the dance studio founded by butoh creator Tatsumi Hijikata. He's performed overseas as part of the Mad In Japan tour and even been featured in music videos for domestic pop stars. For those who haven't seen butoh, this provides a good opportunity to take in the otherworldly, uniquely Japanese dance form that was born amid the creative ferment of 1960s Japan.Theater Samsa Asagaya (Japanese), Nov 21-22.Google Map.
Concert: Janet Jackson
The Queen of Pop returns to Japan for the first time in 14 years bearing her first new album in seven years. In a tribute to the bond between Japan and the Jackson family, the tour is also her first outside North American with Unbreakable. The album dropped in October at number one, her seventh, making Jackson only one of three artists including Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand to score number ones in each of the past four decades.Saitama Super Arena, Nov 21-22. Google Map.
Second-run house Waseda Shochiku presents a John Cassavetes double feature, November 14-20. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, acting in films such as Rosemary’s Baby to earn money to fund his own project, many starring his wife Gena Rowlands. 1977’s Opening Night (pictured) features Rowlands as a pampered actress whose life is turned upside-down when a fan dies while trying to see her. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, from 1976, has Ben Gazzara as a strip club owner whose gambling debts put him in a very tight spot. Waseda Shochiku | Google Map.