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 “Shamisen” or the “Nihon Buyo” Course and take part in six lessons plus a final performance.
*Participants cannot specify their lesson times.
*For the Nihon Buyo Course, participants need to bring their own Yukata, a cotton kimono, and Tabi socks. They can borrow the sash of a Yukata from Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office.
Lessons: Sunday, July 31 – Sunday, August 7
*6 lessons in total. No lessons on Tuesday, August 2 and Friday, August 5.
Performance: Monday, August 8 Including rehearsal and performance by the professionals
Parent and child experience day: Sunday, July 31 for Nihon Buyo, Sunday, August 7 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.
Thursday, June 30
*Your personal information will be used only by Tachikawa Community & Culture Foundation and Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office for the purpose of executing this program.
Date and Time
Afternoon of Monday, August 8 2016 (tentative)
*Participation optional and free of charge (No reservation needed)
13:30-15:00 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.
15:15-16:10 Hall viewing
Relax and enjoy a performance by children who took the Short Term Lesson, and an authentic, professional show by the instructors.
Tachikawa Community & Culture Foundation