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Engei (Japanese traditional entertainment)

Wazuma (traditional magic), Kyokugei (traditional acrobatics) and Paper cutting

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

There are three programs, Wazuma, Kyokugei and Paper cutting.
Please note that program changes depending on the day.
*The program contents may be subject to change.

Participation fee: Free *Admission fee for the permanent exhibition is charged.


Wazuma is traditional magic that has been handed down from 400 years ago. This magic was extremely popular among the masses in the Edo period.An instructor will explain the brief history of wazuma while providing you the opportunity to try it out.

Schedule from April through June

April 9, May 7, June 4


Kyokugei is a traditional Japanese acrobatics. You can see the kasamawashi performance which means rotating an umbrella with some objects, as well as gokai-jawan, using a long rod to support some objects on top of the rod. In Japan, the kasamawashi is particularly popular and also believed to be very auspicious. You can try performances such as kasamawashi and kamitate (a part of gokai-jawan).

Schedule from April through June

April 16, 30, May 14, 28, June 11, 25

Paper cutting

Traditional Japanese paper cutting is an improvised art which a performer creates only by a sheet of paper and scissors, according to audience’s requests.
In this program, you will cut the paper based on some themes.
Also, you can take the paper cutout home after you finish it.

Schedule from April through June

April 23, May 21, June 18


Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by & in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
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