Arts Council Tokyo
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Approaching Tokyo Tradition

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Short-term Experience ProgramsShishimai (Lion dance), Kyokugei (Traditional acrobatics), Traditional Japanese Craft in Takao

Enjoy the fresh green leaves and Tokyo tradition!

Less than an hour’s train ride from the Tokyo city center, Mount Takao (Takao-san) is a well-loved spot for viewing fresh green leaves. At the foot of this mountain, Shishimai (Lion Dance), in which the lions may “bite” people on the head to bring good luck, Kasa-Mawashi (umbrella spinning) and other Kyokugei (traditional Japanese acrobatics) will be staged when the fresh geen are at their best. Also Edo Woodblock Pints workshops will be offered and participants can handomake goods using woodblock print techniques.

Date
May16 (Sat) - 17 (Sun), 2020
Due to outbreak of COVID-19, this event is postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced on this website later.
Time
-
Venue
TAKAO 599 MUSEUM
2435-3 Takao machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
Takaosanguchi Station (Keio Takao Line)
Participation
Advance application not required
Admission
Free of charge
Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
TAKAO 599 MUSEUM, RAKUGO GEIJUTSU Association (Shishimai aud Kyokugei), Tokyo Traditional Woodblock Print Association (Edo Woodblock Prints)