Arts Council Tokyo
Traditional Culture Programs /
Approaching Tokyo Tradition

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Four projects with charm of Japanese traditional
culture and performing arts
Various events for adults, children and foreign visitors

01FestivalsFestivals for numerous people to casually enjoy traditional cultures, transmitting the charm of traditional cultures seeking the uniqueness and variety of Tokyo.

Program
Legendary Tamatebako (Treasure Box) - Tama Traditional Culture Festival 2018 -
Venue
Hachioji area (Nisi Hoshasen U Road)
Date
September 22 (Sat) - 23 (Sun), 2018
Program
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2018
Venue
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Hama-rikyu Gardens
Date
October 13 (Sat) - 14 (Sun), 2018 (Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum)
October 20 (Sat) - 21 (Sun), 2018 (Hama-rikyu Gardens)
Program
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2018 - Japanese Traditional Culture Festival
Venue
Kagurazaka area
Date
November 10 (Sat) - 11 (Sun), 2018
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02Traditional Performing Arts ProgramsPrograms with contents that implement authentic traditional performances in easy to understand formats for youths and foreign visitors who are unfamiliar with Japanese traditional culture and arts.

Traditional dance Geisha
photo: Yoji Yokoi
Program
Oedo Vaudeville Show and Traditional Geisha Dances VIII
Venue
National Theatre (Large Theatre)
Date
September 17 (Mon/National holiday), 2018
Inagi-shi "Inagidaiko"
Program
19th Tama River Basin Folk Performance Festival
Venue
Komae Ecorma Hall
Date
December 9 (Sun), 2018
Photo: Hiroyuki Takahashi/NEP
J-CULTURE FEST 2018 “FORMⅡ”
Program
Traditional Performing Arts Program(J-CULTURE FEST Collaborative Project)
Venue
Tokyo International Forum
Date
January 2 (Wed)-3(Thu), 2019
Program
The Tale of the Heike - Traditional Performing Arts reflecting Japanese spirit -
Venue
Setagaya Public Theatre
Date
January 17(Thu), 2019
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03Traditional Culture Experience Programs for Foreign VisitorsTwo kinds of programs for foreign visitors etc., one to casually experience Japanese traditional culture and performing arts such as at sightseeing spots in Tokyo, and the other that combines the experiential learning and play appreciation.

Short-term Experience Programs

Program
Japanese dance workshop
Venue
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F
Date
Every Sundays from April 8, 2018 to March 31, 2019 (There are some exceptions)
Program
Engei
Venue
Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F Permanent exhibition area
Date
Every Saturdays from April 14, 2018 to March 30, 2019 (December 29, 2018 is excluded)
Program
Shamisen of nagauta workshop
Venue
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F
Date
The third Sunday of each month from September 16, 2018 to February 17, 2019
Program
Shishimai and Kyokugei
Venue
Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal 5F Festival Plaza and 4F area
Date
July 2(Mon)- July 6(Fri), 2018
October 1(Mon)- October 5(Fri), 2018
Program
Traditional Japanese craft (Edo woodblock printing and the origin of Edo sarasa, stamp dyeing)
Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.1 Building 45th Floor South Observatory East side
Date
June 14 (Thu) - June 17 (Sun), 2018

Experience and Appreciation Program

Noh “SUMIDAGAWA” photo: Yu Ishida
Program
Noh “SUMIDAGAWA” -Sound of prayer cradled in sorrow-
Venue
Roppeita XIV Commemorative Noh Theatre
Date
February 23 (Sat), 2019

The further information for other experience programs will be announced on this website.

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04Experiential Programs for ChildrenExperiential program at schools and program that combines coaching at Noh theater, etc. for a few month and achievement presentations, for children to learn Japanese traditional culture and performing arts.

Program
Traditional Performing Arts for Kids
Venue
Opening ceremony: National Noh Theatre, Lesson: Umewaka Noh Theatre, Geino-kadensha, etc., Performance: Hosho Noh Theatre, National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Date
July - December, 2018
Program
Traditional Culture and Performing Arts Experience Program for Kids
Venue
Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools, Special Needs Schools, and International Schools that are accredited as schools, within the metropolis of Tokyo
Date
June, 2018 - February, 2019