Tickets for “Kabuki for Everyone” performances to be held Aug. 18 and 19 at Melpark Hall in Tokyo’s Minato Ward have been missing since Tuesday afternoon, the kabuki organization said.
According to Kiyoko Ichimura of the “Kabuki for Everyone” office, 1,514 tickets and ticket revenues worth about 20,000 yen were lost around 1 p.m. at Tachikawa Station, the last stop on the Ome Line.
Ichimura and her colleague were the last to get off the train, accidentally leaving a paper bag containing the tickets on the baggage rack. They immediately realized their mistake and ran back, but the bag was nowhere to be found, she said. They were on their way back from the U.S. Yokota base in the Tokyo suburb of Fussa, where they were announcing the kabuki performances, which are especially aimed at foreigners.
The performances for both dates will be held as scheduled, with demonstrations of kabuki techniques and conventions in Japanese, English and Spanish also being given.
Ichimura says they have the numbers for the lost tickets, and will reissue hand-written replacements. “I sincerely hope that the person who found them will inform police. It will be terrible if they are misused and sold to people by mistake,” Ichimura said. If the lost tickets are bought by mistake, the “Kabuki for Everyone” office will secure seats for customers, she said. For information, contact the office at (03) 5420-4520.
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