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ROHM Theatre Kyoto Program


OLTA The Japanese Ideology

2024.1.13 (SAT)、1.14. (SUN)

Theatre Art/Film/Video North Hall
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Will the Japanese ideology be forever immortal?

Presented by OLTA, a Tokyo-based artist group that has developed humorous and provocative works through negotiating the systems of visual/performing arts and sociological/folklore fieldwork, The Japanese Ideology encompasses six chapters of a performative analysis of the everyday forms that the ideology takes. “There seems to be a kind of arbitrary emotion that dominates life in Japan today. […] It is up to us to take on this boring but very urgent duty of exposing the staging of this desperate and stupid tragicomedy in our present society, not just in Japan.” (Jun Tosaka, The Japanese Ideology, 1935) In The Japanese Ideology by OLTA, will this “boring” performance transform into an “interesting” one? Or will it “drag down those who think they have been freed from the Japanese ideology and pull them back in”? (Yoshimi Takeuchi, The Japanese Ideology, 1952) Full English information is available on the theater’s website.

A program
Chapter1 The Significance of Dream
Chapter2 The Liberation of Gestell
Chapter3 The Right of Death
B program
Chapter4 The Acquisition of Calm
Chapter5 The Rebellion of Voice
Chapter6 The Truth of Ideology


2024.1.13 (SAT)、1.14. (SUN)

A program 13:00
B program 18:00

A program 12:00★
B program 17:00★
★Childcare service available
House opens 30 minutes before the start of performance.

Venue : North Hall

Performance Time:3 hours including an interval


Cast & Creative Team

Text: Meguninja
Direction: Jang-Chi
Performers: Toru Inoue, Yuka Uchida, Kaoruko Oyama, Yuki Kikuchi, Takafumi Saito, Reiko Takayama, Yuka Nakagawa, Meguninja Scenography: OLTA
Stage Design: Yoshiro Hasegawa
Music: Takako Minekawa, Toru Inoue
Illustration: Takafumi Saito
Costume: Toru Inoue
Lighting: Takayuki Fujimoto (Kinsei R&D)
Projection: Ludo Takebe, Kazuhide Shibata
Sound: Semmei Kai
Promotional Design: Deokjun Yoon
English Surtitles: Kei Ota
Direction Assistant: Ami Yoshida
Management: Yuko Takeda


©Takeshi Hyakutou

OLTA is an artists’ collective formed in 2009, consisting of Toru Inoue, Takafumi Saito, Yoshiro Hasegawa, Meguninja, and Jang-Chi. With the focus on collective actions and communications that take place within them, they have presented works in various forms, including painting, performance, and videography. They have presented their work at various venues and events, including YPAM Direction (Yokohama, 2011/2022), ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto, 2020), Lilith Performance Studio (Sweden, 2025), and Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival (South Korea, 2014). Their notable works were exhibited nationwide, including at the Aomori Museum of Art (2019), the Busan Biennale (2016), and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2014). The winner of the 14th Taro Okamoto Award.

  • Commissioned and Produced by Yokohama International Performing Arts Meeting
    Co-produced by ROHM Theatre Kyoto
    Research Support: YCAM InterLab Cooperation: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

  • Presented by ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation)Kyoto City

  • 助成:文化庁文化芸術振興費補助金(統括団体による文化芸術需要回復・地域活性化事業 (アートキャラバン2))|独立行政法人日本芸術文化振興会
    事業名:JAPAN LIVE YELL project


ROHM Theatre Kyoto Box Office TEL.075-746-3201


Ticket Prices

Unreserved seating
All-inclusitve ticket ¥4,200 *Advance ticket only Single ticket ¥3,000, 25 and Under¥1,500
*No admission permitted for pre-school children.
* Proof of age is required for the holders of 25-and-Under and 18-and-Under tickets.


2023.10.7 (SAT)

Tickets on Sale

2023.10.14 (SAT)

Tickets Available from

  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Online Tickets
  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Box Office[窓口・電話 TEL.075-746-3201(10:00~17:00、年中無休 ※臨時休館日等により変更の場合あり)]
  • Kyoto Concert Hall Box Office[TEL.075-711-3231 (10:00~17:00 closed on the 1st and the 3rd Mondays, and the following Tuesday in case 1st or 3rd Monday is a national holiday) ]

Babysitting Services

Childcare is available for audiences with young children so that they can better enjoy performances. Information on how and when to reserve will be available here.
Service provider: Smile Life Kyoto Office

Dates and time of service:
(1) From 11:15pm to 15 minutes after the end of performance on Sunday 14th January
(2) From 16:15pm to 15 minutes after the end of performance on Sunday 14th January
Closing dates of application: Sunday 7th January
Number of children: Because of limited space to look after children, we can only accept a certain number of applications. Please note that we will stop accepting applications before the above dates when all the places are filled up.

For ages: from 3 months up to school age
Fee: ¥1,000 (per person and performance)
*Please pay the fee on site.
*Please inform us in case of cancellation. The fee will still be charged for cancellations within a week before the day of service.
*Please call ROHM Theatre Kyoto 075-771-6051 for looking after children at school age and any inquiry after the closing date.

■Application form (Japanese only)

*Once the application is complete, an e-mail will be sent to you from Smile Life Kyoto Office. This may take few days. If you do not receive an e-mail before the closing date, please call the following number.

For inquiries and applications by phone, please call 075-343-6787 from 9am to 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays.