This program, which is made up of six lessons and a final performance presentation, provides an opportunity to learn performing arts from professional instructors. Learn a traditional performing art for real, and have fun at the same time!
Choose either the “Koto” or the “Shamisen” Course and take part in six lessons plus a final performance.
Lessons: Sunday, July 31 – Saturday, August 6
*6 lessons in total. No lessons on Wednesday, August 3.
Performance: Sunday, August 7 Including rehearsal and performance by the professionals
Parent and child experience day: Sunday, July 31 for Koto, Saturday, August 6 for Shamisen
We have created a special “Parent and child experience day” that adults can also take part in. One adult per family may participate.
Share time with your child experiencing traditional performing arts.
Conditions for participation
1. Ability to attend all lessons and the final performance
2. Ability to cooperate in publicity activities related to this project (participation in press coverage, consent to publication/broadcast of photos/video footage in various media, etc.)
16 for each courses (8 for 1 class)
* A separate materials charge of approximately 1,500 yen will apply.
Fill out the application form on the back of the flyer and submit to the cultural facilities in Koto-ku (except Morishita Culture Center) / Sogo Kumin Center (General Residents’ Center) or send it to Koto-ku Bunka Center (FAX:03-3646-8369) by FAX.
For submission by E-mail, send an e-mail to email@example.com including (1)Name of the participant, (2)Sex, (3)Grade, (4)Name of the guardian, (5)Address, (6)Phone number, (7)Course you wish to apply (Koto/Shamisen), (9)Any experience of traditional performing arts.
Thursday, June 30
*Your personal information will be used only by Koto-ku Bunka Center and Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office for the purpose of executing this program.
Date and Time
Afternoon of Sunday, August 7 2016 (tentative)
*Participation optional and free of charge (No reservation required)
14:00-15:45 Mini-performance & Hands-on experience area
See the skills of professionals up close! Also, handle instruments such as the shamisen, koto, kotsuzumi and taiko drums etc., and move your body to Nihon buyo dance and Noh.
16:00-16:50 Hall viewing
Relax and enjoy a performance by children who took the Short Term Lesson, and an authentic, professional show by the instructors.
Koto City Culture and Community Foundation (Koto-ku Bunka Center)