Za Daikon

Established in 1994, Za Daikon, an amateur Japanese theatrical group, has been producing and performing plays and stage readings in Japanese annually at the Powell Street Festival, other community events, Japanese language schools, and at senior care facilities. Plays have been presented with English subtitles and voice-over descriptions where possible. Join Za Daikon for a theatre performance in Japanese with English subtitles:


Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a very, very poor farmer. No matter how hard he worked, his life never got easier. Eventually, he lost his desire to work. Concerned neighbours brought him a bride…


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English Captions/Transcript, Wheelchair accessible, Periods of complete darkness

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