In the fifth year of "Tokyo Traditional Arts Program" we organize ten wide-ranged programs with workshops for beginners and performances combining tradition and contemporary to open Japanese traditional arts for wider audience.

Traditional Performing Arts

The endeavor, the first of its kind, will introduce the traditional and the modern, such as contemporary dance, street dance, together in talk show, performance and workshop.

Rakugo, the Traditional Story-telling and the Traditional Dance by Geisha - Ozashiki Entertainment –
September 16, 2013 (Monday/National Holiday) / Yurakucho Asahi Hall
September 20, 2013 (Friday) / Mitsukoshi Theatre
Breath of sound
October 5, 2013 (Saturday) / Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall
An Introduction to Traditional Japanese Music - Scenes from Literary Classics -
November 1, 2013 (Friday) / Bunkyo Civic Hall Sub Hall
Japanese Folk Performance“14th Tama River Basin Folk Performance Festival”
December 1, 2013 (Sunday) (TBD) / Komae Ecorma Hall
“Tradtional+” 【vol.4】 Traditional Instruments of Japan Today
December 8, 2013 (Sunday) / Spiral Hall (3rd Floor)
Traditional Performing Arts × Street Dance
December 14, 2013 (Saturday) / Nippori Sunny Hall
A Thrilling World of Traditional Performing Arts
January 12, 2014 (Sunday) / Hachioji City Art & Cultural Hall

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids

It provides children with a serious opportunity to learn traditional performing arts such as Noh and Nihon buyo (dance) from first-class performers for seven months, and show the result of their efforts on a big stage.

  • March 21 (Friday/National Holiday)/27 (Thursday)/28 (Friday), 2014 / Hosho Nohgakudo,Asakusa Public Hall

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2013

It is designed to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Tokyo as well as tourists visiting the Tokyo area from abroad and other parts of Japan to enjoy Japanese culture and traditional tea culture.

  • September 28 (Saturday)/29 (Sunday), 2013 / Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum in Koganei Park
  • October 12 (Saturday)/13(Sunday), 2013 / Hama-rikyū Gardens

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