Arts Council Tokyo
Traditional Culture Programs /
Approaching Tokyo Tradition

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

【Event Cancellation Announcement】
Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, we have decided to cancel this program scheduled on May 16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun).
We apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to participate this program.

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.

May16 (Sat) - 17 (Sun), 2020
2435-3 Takao machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
Takaosanguchi Station (Keio Takao Line)
Advance application not required
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)