Extravagant Stage Performances Right In Osaka Castle Park.
Written by: 조 세희（CHO SEHEE）
● Cool Japan Park Osaka
Conveniently located within the greenery surrounding Osaka Castle, the recently opened Cool Japan Park Osaka houses 3 new theaters where you can see groundbreaking performances. With seating between 300 and well over 1,000, the new theaters also feature gorgeous widescreen panoramas of the castle, refreshment stations, and fun interactive exhibits in their foyers. We visited WW Hall to see the currently running multi-media performance KEREN.
True to it’s byline, KEREN truly is a “Japan Total Mad Feast Stage”. We walked into a dimly lit theater with a stunning 3-dimensional set illuminated by projection mapping, displaying a night scene on Osaka’s beloved Dotonbori.The impressive sets, imaginative scene changes, and amazing costumes, made for an entertaining feast for the eyes. Using dance & theatrics, scene after scene, the skilled performers portrayed snippets of Japanese history, culture and daily life.
We don’t want to give away all of the surprises, but just to give you a hint of what’s in store, you will see samurai, yakuza, and mythical creatures from Japanese folklore. You will see modern businessmen and Hanshin Tigers fans take to the stage, interspersed with an original rap number, all within a 70 minute show. The unexpected and unconventional is what’s on stage and it’s wonderful!
[Access] About 4 mins walk from Exit 3-A at Morinomiya Station.
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