Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Workshop "Wonderland of Traditional Japanese Music" Traditional Japanese Music [Essence of Art] "Kiyomoto"
Noh and Traditional Japanese Music "Four Seasons of SUDA" Traditional Japanese Music "Risogaku" Tendai Shomyo Chant "Toke Tokubutsu"
Japanese Folk Performance "Life and Festivals of Tokyo/Edo Part 2 Playacting and Storytelling" Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony
Traditional Performing Arts for Kids
Performances of Traditional Performing Arts for Kids have been cancelled due to the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake for security reasons.
Performance :
  Mar.21(Mon),2011  NOHGAKU/Hosho Nohgakudo
  Mar.29(Tue)-30(Wed),2011  NAGAUTA, SOKYOKU, NIHONBUYO / Asakusa Public Hall

Feel the dynamics and spirit of traditional performing arts for 7 months.
This thorough Japanese performing art program will make you a star!

Authenticity speaks to anyone, including children. This 7-months-long program provides children with lessons by first-class artists and, at the end, stages in distinguished theatres. It is designed that, in this comprehensive process and authentic environment, they can feel and discover the “hidden treasures” of Japanese traditional culture and performing arts. Especially because of the times of speed and standardization, this experience will be precious.

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From Saturday, September 4, 2010 to Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Application period: From Thursday, July 1 to Saturday, July 31
Applications for this fiscal year have closed.

Schedule and venues

Opening ceremony:  
September 4, at National Noh Theatre
Practice sessions:  
From September to March, at 8 locations in Tokyo
March 21, at Hosho Nohgakudo/March 29 and 30, at Asakusa Public Hall


18 courses in 4 genres: NOH(UTAI/SHIMAI-chant and dance,KYOGEN-commedy,HAYASHI-musical instruments),NIHON BUYO-classical dance,SOKYOKU-koto music,and NAGAUTA(SHAMISEN,HAYASHI-musical instruments)


Total of 20 sessions in each course including 18 lessons, 1 rehearsal and 1 performance
Lessons in Japanese only

Eligible participants

Elementary, junior high and high school students (10-24 pupils in each course)

Participation fees

10,000 yen (for 20 sessions, equivalent of 500 yen per session)
* Additional expenses may be necessary depending on the course.

How to apply

Please visit (English) or request an information package and email or fax the application.

Trial Sessions

Try some genres to pick up a course of your choice!

  • Schedule: July 24 and July 25
  • Venue: Geinokadensha (Shinjuku)
  • Participation fees: free of charge, advance reservation required

For details, please visit: (English)

Request for information package/contact

"Traditional Performing Arts for Kids" Division Office for Performing Arts Promotion, Japan Council of Performers' Organizations (Geidankyo)
2F, Geinokadensha, 6-12-30, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8374
Phone: 03 5909 3060 Fax: 03 5909 3061 Email: