Graphic: Teppei Kaneuji

Performance Information

Eraser Mountain had its world premiere in Kyoto in October 2019. While affected by the Covid pandemic, performances were subsequently held in New York in 2020, and Tokyo, Vienna, and Paris in 2021.

The underlying idea of questioning the “human yardstick” was conceived at the sight of the landscape in  the city of Rikuzentakata in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. What will it show in 2024 to Tokyo, which experienced the threats out of human control posed by Covid-19? After a hiatus of three years, chelfitsch will stage performances in Tokyo of this both ambitious and controversial work, which renovated its former methodology.


June 7th (Fri.) 18:30
June 8th (Sat.) 13:00☆ / 18:00◎
June 9th (Sun) 13:00★
☆Whispering welcomed during the performance
◎Post performance talk
★Performance with low viewing-manner barriers

June 7th (Fri.)  18:30
17:30 Box office & lobby open
17:45 Description of works @lobby
18:00 Doors open
18:30-21:00 Performance

June 8th (Sat.)  13:00  ☆Whispering welcomed during the performance
12:00 Box office & lobby open
12:15 Description of works @lobby
12:30 Doors open
13:00-15:30 Performance

June 8th(Sat.) 18:00
17:00 Box office & lobby open
17:15 Description of works @lobby
17:30 Doors open
18:00-20:30 Performance
*Post-performance talk

June 9th (Sun) 13:00 ★Performance with low viewing-manner barriers
12:00 Box office & lobby open
12:15 Description of works @lobby
12:30 Doors open
13:00-15:30 Performance

The box office & lobby will be open 60 minutes before the start of the performance.
The doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the performance.
The venue has a cafe in the lobby (opening only before the performance)

Duration:2h30min (no intermission)
Performed in Japanese with English and Japanese surtitles

☆June 8th(Sat) 13:00 Whispering welcomed during the performance
During plays, people with impaired vision, children, and other individuals may want to watch while getting explanations about what is happening on stage at the time. This performance was prepared to allow such people to exchange comments without reserve, and welcomes whispering (whispered commentary on the doings on stage) during it.

Support in this performance
・Pick-up and drop-off service between the station and theater *Reservation required via email
・Touch tour before the performance (Only for people who have tickets for the performance starting at 13:00 on June 8th) *For people who are blind or visually impaired; reservations required.

★June 9th 13:00 Performances with low viewing-manner hurdles
When viewing performances, one of the basic manners is to sit quietly in your seat. But in some cases, people may regard this as a hurdle to seeing plays etc. They may be worried about their children talking during the show or about having to get up and take a break during the performance because of a disability, for example. To allow such people to see a play without any worries, we have decided to relax the viewing manners in the audience seating a little for this performance.


Setagaya Public Theater
〒154-0004 Setagaya Public Theater, 4-1-1 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Setagaya Public Theater is located 3F in the Carrot Tower, directly connected to Sangenjaya Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line and Setagaya Line.


– Written communication, EV, accessible toilet, wheelchair space

– Childcare service (for a fee; reservations required)
Prices 2,200 Yen(per person)
Target Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
Application Setagaya Public Theatre TEL 03-5432-1526
Reservations will be accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use.

-Theater with an assistance dog :
You can watch the play with an assistance dog.
Seats vary in size, so please contact the theater for details.
Inquiry Setagaya Public Theatre TEL 03-5432-1526

Please find your seat and the steps in the theater on the website “Main theater VR experience”.


Adult:S ¥5,000/A ¥4,500
Age 29 or under (proof required):S ¥4,000/A ¥3,500
Age 18 or under (proof required):S ¥2,000/A ¥1,500
Disability discount (proof required):S ¥3,500/A ¥3,000 *Carers are admitted free of charge (one per person with a disability)
Tickets at the door (regardless of the area):Adult ¥5,500, age 29 or under ¥4,500, age 18 or under ¥2,500, disability discount ¥4,000

Discount: Setagaya Public Theater Tomo no Kai – ¥200, Setagaya Arts Card -¥100 from advance tickets (advance registration required, only adult tickets for S seats)

・Preschool children may watch the performance (free of charge) while sitting on a parent’s lap. If you want a separate seat for your child, you must buy an extra ticket.

・The wheelchair area is in the rear on 1F (A area). *Carers are admitted free of charge (one per person with a disability, auxiliary seat)

Ticket release

General release:April 13th (Sat.) 10:00
Advance order:April 11th (Thurs.) 10:00 Setagaya Public Theater Tomo no Kai, April 12th (Fri.) 10:00 Setagaya Arts Card


・Setagaya Public Theater online.(24 hours, registration required,  without handling of disability discount tickets*)

・Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center (telephone, counter: 10:00-19:00, with handling of disability discount tickets*)
TEL 03-5432-1515

We accept reservations by email for persons who would find it difficult to purchase tickets at the theater ticket center (by telephone or at the counter) or would like to have a seat facilitating access to an aisle on the first floor.
(Please note that, depending on the state of seat vacancies, we may not be able to satisfy desires for reservation of aisle-side seats.)
Email :
Text : Name/Date /Type of ticket /Amount/Area(1F・2F・3F)/Would you like to reserve aisle seats on the first floor? (Yes・No)

Please contact us if you need support. Staff are ready to help you as much as they can.
Email :


This is the first time for chelfitsch to launch a crowdfunding project.

Besides raising funds, this crowdfunding project is an attempt to spread knowledge of chelfitsch and Eraser Mountain among more people, and to broaden the scope of theater, an undertaking that has the potential to  transform the reality of here and now into something completely different. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to review the activities of chelfitsch so far and participate in our challenging efforts from now on.

Project page :


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

Costume: Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI)
Lighting Director: Masayoshi Takada (RYU)
Sound Planner: Raku Nakahara
Video Director: Shimpei Yamada
Technical Director: Koro Suzuki
Stage Manager: Chikage Yuyama
Assistant Director: Nagara Wada
English Translation: Aya Ogawa
Producer: Megumi Mizuno (precog) , Tamiko Ouki (precog)
Publicity / Production Manager: Nanami Endo
Ticketing coordinator: Asami Hori
Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.

Publicity Design: Yuki Arisa
Photo (Mainvisual) : Yuki Moriya
Publicity Writing (Crowdfunding) : Kenta Yamazaki
Special Website Design: HAUS

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
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
Partnership: Setagaya Cultural Foundation / Setagaya Public Theater
Sponsorship: Setagaya-city
Supported byJapan Arts Council, Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, National Tax Accountant Kyoeikai Cultural Foundation
In co-operation with: CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts, The Saison Foundation
Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program