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“The day I was born”

Tanpopo-No-Ye Art Center HANA


This work was born from the theater program of the Dandelion House Art Center HANA, which opened in 2004 in Nara Prefecture as Japan's first art center for people with disabilities. The story overlaps the experiences of the disabled members with the life of their former creative partner who suddenly passed away a few years ago. The drama, in which many anecdotes and memories resonate, and the performances, which seem to move between fiction and reality, accentuate the individuality of the members and sometimes fill the audience with laughter. This is a work that reminds us of the possibilities of theater.

©︎ Ai Nakagawa

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Basic information of the work

Screening time
56 minutes 50 seconds
1,000yen(tax include) Viewing Period 240hours / 10days
1,800 yen (tax included) / month
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Delivery deadline
There is no plan to end the distribution.

Accessibility of this work

  • Audio guide
  • Sign language
  • Barrier-free subtitles
  • Subtitles
  • Multilingual
  • Dubbing
  • Artist’s original barrier-free version
  • Non-verbal

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Accessibility of this work

In addition to the original video, two other barrier-free videos are available. Please switch between the tabs to view them.
In addition to the spoken words and the speaker’s name, the main sound information such as music and sound effects are written in Japanese.
English subtitles: English subtitles that show the spoken word or speaker’s name and the spoken word in text.

Message from artist / creator

I would like to disseminate the expression activities of various people regardless of the presence or absence of disabilities and differences in language.

Artist Profile

Tanpopo-No-Ye Art Center HANA

In 2004, it opened in Nara Prefecture as Japan’s first art center for people with disabilities. It is a community art center where everyone can freely express themselves through art and interact with each other’s sensibilities. People with disabilities are working on visual arts and performing arts while making the most of their individuality. The theater program “HANAPLAY” carries out creative activities once a week.


Cast / Hideyo Ueno, Teruhiko Onishi, Shogo Kawaguchi, Nozomi Kawano, Kenichi Kitagawa, Yoichi Shimizu, Keitaro Shimotsu, Ta-yan, Ritsuko Honda, Hiroko Yamaguchi, Risa Uezono, Natsuro Kita, Mizuki Hishikawa, Yudai Namekata, Makoto Morinaga

Composition・Direction / Hiromichi Sato
Lighting / Rie Uomori
Video production / les contes
Inserted Song / Takuya Oi
Piano / Akihiro Nishimura, Takuya Oi
Production / Social Welfare Corporation Wataboshi no Kai Tanpopo no Ye Art Center HANA
Production cooperation / Tanpopo no Ye, Miki Inaba
English Subtitles / Ugawa Yoshiko

Organizer: Oten-in Teramachi Club Commons Festa 2020

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