of the performance: Based
on the oldest written Japanese Shinto mythology, "The Kojiki" explores the concept of ritual performance mixed with Japanese
physical acting, acrobatics, unconventional object animation, shadow puppetry, mime, stage combat, and live chanting. The
creation myth of sister-brother pair; the myth of the newly-wed bride's death and her husband's visitation to the Underworld;
the myth of eclipse, and the heroic episode of a giant-snake slayer. The audience experience these episodes in ritualistic
manner. In the midst of the technological advance in the new millennium, "The Kojiki" makes us reconsider the value of human
interconnectedness and reexamine the roots of cultures.