Planning and production of a new theatrical experience creating a diverse audience

chelfitsch & Teppei Kaneuji “Eraser Mountain” in Tokyo

  • type of event|Online distribution, Performances, Workshops, Participation-oriented
  • type of precog business|Event production, Barrier-free arrangements, Promotion of education, Publicity & PR
  • field of expression|Theater
  • year of holding|2021

Outline of projects

A new theatrical series pairing the theatrical company chelfitsch with the artist Teppei Kaneuji. Taking escape from anthropocentrism as their theme, what questions do the works pose to contemporary society, which was confronted with a tremendous force in the form of Covid-19? The debut of Eraser Mountain in October 2019 was followed by the museum edition titled Eraser Forest and Eraser Field, which was deployed in everyday space. The series has thereby changed its appearance in various ways by installing the same concept in different venues, but is again coming back into theaters.

In addition to planning and producing the ordinary performances, precog was assigned to plan and produce a completely new type of viewing experience that would reach people who have found it hard to go to theaters so far. In so executing this assignment, we created an involvement with works that went beyond merely viewing a performance in a theater.

Date:11-14 February 2021
Official website:


*Planning, production, and operation of various preparations to the theatrical experience to all

– Shows with low manner-related hurdles to viewing

鑑賞マナーハードル低めの回:お子様連れで鑑賞 鑑賞マナーハードル低めの回:鑑賞マナーをゆるめに

– Loaning of extra audio

– Design of seating to accommodate diverse viewers

*Planning and production of learning programs

– Explanatory video by Toshiki Okada and Teppei Kaneuji

– Participation-oriented workshop for children

*Planning and production of online distribution

– Live distribution and archive distribution @THEATRE for ALL

– Eraser Forest 360-degree video distribution

*Planning and production of deployment in media

– Book: Eraser Stone

– Novel: Eraser Style

Outline of works

Theater freed from the “human yardstick,” updating our vision of the world space, and language appear in unknown forms…

Through theater, an activity for people, is it possible to bring forth a world in which human beings, things, and the environment surrounding them all exist in a flat relationship?

The city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture incurred immense devastation in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Earthwork construction aimed at raising the level of the ground to prevent damage from tsunami artificially altered the landscape with an amazing rapidity. Toshiki Okada’s idea for creating a work that questioned the “human yardstick” sprang from a firsthand look at this sight. Eraser Mountain, the resulting play, was prepared in collaboration with the artist Teppei Kaneuji, who continues to expand the domain of sculpture. In space cluttered with countless items, actors build a new relationship with objects, and audiences come to see the world with a new vision.


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Playwright / Director: Toshiki Okada
Scenography: Teppei Kaneuji
Cast: Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yuri Itabashi, Takuya Harada, Makoto Yazawa, Leon Kou Yonekawa

Costume: Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI)
Lighting Director: Masayoshi Takada (RYU)
Sound Planner: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Video Director: Shimpei Yamada
Technical Director: Koro Suzuki
Stage Manager: Chikage Yuyama
Assistant Director: Nagara Wada
English Translation: Aya Ogawa

Producer: Tamiko Ouki
Associate Producer: Miyuki Tanaka
Production Manager: Megumi Mizuno
Production Assistant: Nanami Endo

(Performance in Tokyo)
Stage Manager: Daijiro Kawakami
Stage Manager Assistant: Yuzuko Matsushima
Lighting Operator: Kosuke Ashidano
Sound Operator: Yukiko Ueshima
Video Operator: Yuki Higuchi
Surtitle Operator: Mizuki Tazawa
Hair and Makeup for Shooting: Rumi Hirose

[Extra Audio Guide Rental]
Recorded Voice: Shingo Ota
Audio Planner: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Audio Operator: Masahide Ando
Recording: Toshihiko Kasai
Production Manager: Nagara Wada
In co-operation with: Koji Okano, Mieko Nakagawa

[Live Streaming]
Video Direction: Shimpei Yamada
Technical Coordinator: DrillBros (Hongo Takashi + Yuya Ito)
Technical Support: Akio Okamoto (NeyAnton G.K.)
Shooting: Ryohei Tomita, Ryo Mikami, Shunsuke Watanabe
Technical Staffs: Shigenori Aizawa, Masanori Oto, Eiji Kikuchi, Takashi Harada, Daizo Mori, Moena Yamashita
Audio Planner: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Audio Operator: Toshihiko Kasai
Production Manager: Hikaru Tsuchiya (SCOOL)
Equipment: HEARTS Inc., NeyAnton G.K.
In co-operation with: Palabra inc.

Producer: Mai Hyodo
Production Assistant: Mei Hayashi
Sign language interpreter: Tomomi Komatsu (NPO Theatre Accessibility network)
In co-operation with: NPO Kotoba no Michiannai

Graphic: Teppei Kaneuji
Publicity Design: Werkbund
Special Website Design: HAUS
Photography: Yurika Kono
Stage Set: Ryo Sakamoto

Publicity: Haruka Murakami
Publicity Writing: Kenta Yamazaki

Ticketing coordinator: Yuka Yatsu
Production Desk: Hitomi Sato
Production Deak Assistant: Aayano Okawa, Megumi Seki
Reception Staff: Kei Aoki, Cocoro Inuyama, Minako Iwai, Suzuka Iwakami, Noriko Oguro, Kanon Onodera, Kento Onodera, Manami Kurahashi, Yuika Kurita, Yuko Kokubun, Hiroko Saito, Chihiro Suzuki, Natsumi Tsurukai, Moe Nagasaka, Taeko Nishi, Naiki Miyamoto, Saki Miwa, Yuka Morita, Kenta Yamazaki

Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
Executive Producer: Akane Nakamura
Executive Officer/Publicity & Branding Director: Kao Kanamori
Senior Producer: Kumi Hiraoka

Artist Division
Chief Producer: Tamiko Ouki
Producer: Megumi Mizuno
Project Manager: Hitomi Sato
Project Assistant: Nanami Endo, Ayano Okawa, Tomo Setou, Chen Ay-wen

Barrier-free communication Division
Chief Producer: Mai Hyodo
Producer: Shiori Shinoda
Ticketing Coordinator/Project Manager : Yuka Yatsu
Project Manager: Yuika Kurita, Yuko Kokubun, Megumi Seki, Yoko Nishiyama, Saki Hibino
Publicity & Marketing: Asumi Kitahori, Miki Tainaka
Project Assistant: Noriko Oguro, Kento Onodera, Azusa Kobayashi, Aoi Hasegawa, Mei Hayashi, Taeko Nishi, Moe Minoura

Administration Division
Chief Administrator: Yuka Morita

Administrative Desk: Saki Miwa
Desk Assistant: Minako Iwai, Junko Kanai, Maki Kawano, Hiroko Saito

Production: chelfitsch
Co-produced by
[Eraser Mountain] Kyoto Experiment, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt
[Eraser Forest] 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
In co-operation with: CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program

This project consists of two versions, Eraser Mountain (premiere: October 2019 / Kyoto Experiment) and Eraser Forest (premiere: February 2020 / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

Presented by chelfitsch, precog co., LTD.
Co-presented by Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation (OWLSPOT Theatre)
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
(For the performance)
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs , Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council

Presented by chelfitsch
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2020

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Presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, precog co., LTD, chelfitsch

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Director: Takashi Usui, Akane Nakamura
Production Manager: Yuika Kurita
Presented by precog co., LTD., YAMABUKI FACTORY, chelfitsch
Supported by The Saison Foundation, National Institution For Youth Education, Children’s Dream Fund