Here the borders between reality, dream and myth are constantly crossed
Meet 15-year-old Kafka. Accompanied only by an imaginary friend, he’s run away from his Tokyo home to escape his screwed-up father and a dark prophecy. Then there’s elderly Nakata, seeker of lost cats. Long touched by a mysterious childhood affliction, he now finds himself in need of some divine assistance.
Setting the epic in a series of multilayered sets, Yukio Ninagawa realises his long-held ambition to relocate Haruki Murakami’s text to the stage. He leads a first-class ensemble including the Japanese Academy Award-winning star of The Twilight Samurai, Rie Miyazawa.
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