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Traditional Japanese Dance Performance Special Event
- Feel and Enjoy! Traditional Japanese Dance for Children and Family
This is a free special event where children can discover and enjoy the attractions of traditional Japanese dance performance.
All the family members can enjoy and experience the flavor of this fascinating art.
This event is comprised of two pieces from "Eight Poetic Scenes/Four Seasons in EDO" which will be performed in the afternoon, and an explanation about traditional Japanese dance with a demonstration, aiming to show its attractions in an easy-to-understand way for children.
This is the first free special event held in the Large Hall of the National Theatre of Japan which offers a chance for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy the fascinating world of traditional Japanese dance performance together.

ICHIYAMA Shosen, HANAYAGI Noriyuki and ONOE Seifu
Explanation: HANAYAGI Juraku and others

Saturday, September 19, 2009, Starting at 11:00 a.m. (Opening at 10:30 a.m.)

The Large Theatre at the National Theatre of Japan
Address : 4-1, Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8656
Telephone : 03 3265 7411 (Main)
Access :  
  • 5 minutes walk from Exit 1 of Hanzomon Station (Hanzomon Line)
  • 10 minutes walk from Exit 2 or 4 of Nagatacho Station (Yurakucho Line, Hanzomon Line, Nanboku Line)
* Car park available

[Admission fees]
Admission free
1,200 people are invited
* Details on how to apply for seats will be announced in early July.
* Please see the website of the National Theatre of Japan to apply for seats: http://www.ntj.jac.go.jp (Only in Japanese)
* Advance reservation required (the participants will be decided through a lottery if the number of applications exceeds the quota)

    - Cooperation for the production: Japanese Arts Council (the National Theatre of Japan)

Tokyo Culture Creation Project