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Approaching Tokyo Tradition

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【Event Cancellation Announcement】
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel this event until the end of March.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (02/27/2020)

Experience traditional blooming in the Edo period at the museum

Participants can experience techniques used in a variety of performances ("kyokugei" traditional acrobatics, "kamikiri" paper cutting, and "wazuma" traditional Japanese magic) which are still popular at vaudeville shows today, with demonstrations by professional people. It also includes experience of the skillful techniques used in the auspicious art of umbrella rotating, paper craft in which simple shapes are created using only paper and scissors, and magic which has been performed since the Edo period.

Every Saturday from April 2019 to March 2020
*October 5, December 28, 2019 is excluded.
12:30-13:00/ 14:00-14:30/ 16:00-16:30    30 minutes each
*12:30-13:00/ 14:30-15:00/ 16:00-16:30 only on January 4
Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F Permanent exhibition area
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Ryogoku Station (JR Line, Toei Oedo Line)
Advanced application not required
Free of charge
※Museum admission fee required
Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by

* The program contents may be subject to change.