Monday, November 28, 2016

# Travel ♪ Ryukyu Ninja Show! An action show that you have never seen!!



A New Generation's Entertainment Show
LEQUIOS THEATER in Zanpa
Ryukyu Ninja

Q:  Where can you see Ryukyu Ninja action show?
A: Just at "Lequios Theater" in Okinawa's Cape Zanpa!!


Just an hour drive, you can reach Lequios Theater from Okinawa Naha Airport.

Lequios Theater is located in the "Ikoino Plaza" (いこいの広場) where other facilities can also be found.

"Ikoino Plaza" (いこいの広場)


At Ikoino Plaza, restaurants, barbecue area, beach, and sport facilities can all be found!!

5 Interesting Experience

01. Zanpa beach is just right in front of you


Just 1 minute walk from the plaza, you can reach the beautiful Zanpa beach where you can enjoy both the blue sky and the blue sea.

02. A barbecue party beside the beach


At the barbecue restaurant, Ti-da33, you can have your Okinawa barbecue party near the beach!! Enjoy the nice food and beautiful view at the same time!

03. Great photo spots


Don't miss the world's biggest stone lion statue and the Zanpa lighthouse!!

04. Animals feeding time


You can also buy the carrots and feed the cute goat and rabbits at Ikoino Plaza.

05. Splendid and Exciting Ninja Show!


Just next to the barbecue restaurant "Ti-da33", there is the LEQUIOS Theater where you can see the exciting Ryukyu Ninja Show!!

All the casts in the show are 19-year old university students indeed! They started performing on stage since they were 10-year old. In order to promote Ryukyu culture, they made this show and perform in it at the theater!

LEQUIOS THEATER in ZANPA
Address: 1861 Uza, Yomitanson, Okinawa
Map Code: 1005 686 150*17
Ticket price: 2,500 yen, (1,000 yen for elementary school students and below)
Show schedule: Thur. to Sun. every week
Time: 19:15 (about 40 minutes long)
Reservation and enquiry: 098-921-5238 (12:00 - 20:00), (09:00 - 17:00 on Mon. to Wed.)
Email reservation and enquiry: ashibi.enterprise@gmail.com
(For reservation, please include your name, email address, contact number, show date and no. of tickets)
Online reservation (Jap.): http://www.ashibi-ent.com/contact/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LequiosTheater/
Homepage (Jap.): http://www.ashibi-ent.com/
Google Map

Get your tickets!


You can find the ticket booth right in front of the theater!


After getting your ticket, just feel free to walk around and take some photos. Just come back to the theater before the show time. By the way, you can also get some Okinawa souvenirs outside the theater too.

Staff will distribute a red and a blue paper fan for audiences. For what use? Just keep reading our blog!


Just like concert, there is a runway in front of the main stage! Get a closer look at the Ryukyu ninja!!


Feel free to buy some drinks and drink during the show!

Price
Soft drink: 150 yen (S), 200 yen (L)
Alcohol:
Beer - 350 yen (M), 500 yen (L)
Cocktail or Red Wine - 300 yen
Non-alcoholic Beer - 300 yen


Staff is having the final check before the show!

The Story of the Ryukyu Ninja Show
Ryukyu Kingdom - Three Kingdom Period (三山時代、Sanzan Period)

Picture credited to http//www.suitenrou.com/
The story of the ninja show is set in the Three Kingdom Period (1322 to 1429).

Battle for the legendary sword "Chiganemaru" (治金丸)
- The Stolen Sword -


Red Ninja are "Amawari (阿麻和利) Ninja" and Blue Ninja are "Gosamaru (護佐丸)Ninja”.


A martial artist "Kyoahagonjikki" (京阿波根実基) was ordered by the King of Ryukyu kingdom to take the legendary sword "Chiganemaru" to Kyoto for maintenance. However, the real sword was stolen and a fake one was replaced and sent to Kyoto. Kyoahagonjikki found this out 3 years after.


He and the Amawari army went to Kyoto and tried to get the sword back. A battle with the Gosamaru army and ninja started!
Picture credited to Naha Museum.
So who can win the battle and keep the legendary sword? We will leave it to you to find out!

Martial Art and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom



During the show, you can see various types of Ryukyu weapons like the nunchaku.



So what do the paper fan do??

Actually the winner of the two armies are decided by the audiences. Just cast you vote by showing the color of the army that you like!!


An entertainment show with action, dance, music and martial arts! Isn't it great?

Photo taking time


Feel free to take pictures with the ninja after the show!

Learn about the Ryukyu Culture


Other than water sports and the famous aquarium in Okinawa, now you know that there are other interesting spots to visit during your visit in Okinawa. Go to watch the Ryukyu Ninja Show and learn about the Ryukyu culture from this exciting entertainment show!

LEQUIOS THEATER in ZANPA
Address: 1861 Uza, Yomitanson, Okinawa
Map Code: 1005 686 150*17
Ticket price: 2,500 yen, (1,000 yen for elementary school students and below)
Show schedule: Thur. to Sun. every week
Time: 19:15 (about 40 minutes long)
Reservation and enquiry: 098-921-5238 (12:00 - 20:00), (09:00 - 17:00 on Mon. to Wed.)
Email reservation and enquiry: ashibi.enterprise@gmail.com
(For reservation, please include your name, email address, contact number, show date and no. of tickets)
Online reservation (Jap.): http://www.ashibi-ent.com/contact/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LequiosTheater/
Homepage (Jap.): http://www.ashibi-ent.com/
Google Map

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