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
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2019 - Japanese Traditional Culture Festival
Venue
Kagurazaka area
Date
May 11 ( Sat) - 12 (Sun), 2019
Program
Legendary Tamatebako (Treasure Box) - Tama Traditional Culture Festival 2019
Venue
Hachioji area( Nishi Hoshasen U-Road and more)
Date
May 25 (Sat) - 26 (Sun), 2019
Program
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019
Venue
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Hama-rikyu Gardens
Date
October 5 (Sat) - 6 (Sun), 2019 Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
October 19 (Sat) - 20 (Sun), 2019 Hama-rikyu Gardens
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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.

Program
Echoing〜Words〜Body Part 1
"Afterglow of the divine -Dancing between tradition and creation-"
Venue
National Theatre Large Theatre
Date
May 25 (Sat), 2019
Photo: Yoji Yokoi
Program
Oedo Vaudeville Show and Traditional Geisha Dances IX
Venue
National Theatre Large Theatre
Date
September 1 (Sun), 2019
Seiji Tsuruzawa / Photo: Tomoko Ogawa
Program
Enchanting moments of true virtuosity ~ Two Chikamatsu's pieces by the master Seiji Tsuruzawa
Venue
LINE CUBE SHIBUYA
Date
Nov 28 (Thu), 2019
Program
20th Tama River Basin Folk Performance Festival
Venue
Komae Ecorma Hall
Date
December 8 (Sun), 2019
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03Programs 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 Sunday from April 2019 to March 2020 (*There are some exceptions)
Program
Engei
Venue
Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area
Date
Every Saturday from April 2019 to March 2020 (*October 5, December 28, 2019 is excluded.)
Program
Shamisen of Nagauta workshop
Venue
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F
Date
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, 2019 January 19, February 16, 2020
Program
Kimono dressing and Traditional Japanese Craft
Venue
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Same day program with Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019)
Date
October 5 (Sat) – 6 (Sun), 2019
Program
Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana), Kimono dressing and Traditional Japanese Craft
Venue
Hama-rikyu Gardens (Same day program with Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019)
Date
October 19 (Sat) – 20 (Sun), 2019

Experience and Appreciation Program

Noh "Kurozuka"
Photo: Maejima Photo Studio
Program
Noh theater in the garden -Experience Japanese Beauty in an Urban Forest-
Venue
Gardens of Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (outdoors)
*In the event of rain, scheduled to be held at Kita Noh Theatre
Date
October 11 (Fri) and 12 (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 several months and achievement presentations, for children to learn Japanese traditional culture and performing arts.

Photo: Naomi Muto
Program
Traditional Performing Arts for Kids
Venue
Umewaka Noh Theatre, Hosho Noh Theater, National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Date
July - December, 2019
Program
Traditional Culture and Performing Arts Experience Program for Kids
Venue
Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools, Compulsory Education Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Needs Schools, and International Schools that are accredited as schools, within the metropolis of Tokyo
Date
June, 2019 - February, 2020