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Short Term Lesson in Fussa

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Workshop

This summer, embrace the traditions of Japan!

This program, which is made up of six lessons and a final performance presentation, provides an opportunity to learn traditional performing arts from professional instructors.


Choose either the “Koto Course” or the “Shamisen Course.”

  • Koto Course
    Participants: Students from elementary school through high school
    Time: (a) 10:00-11:00 or (b) 11:15-12:15
  • Shamisen Course
    Participants: Students from 3rd year of elementary school through high school
    Time: (a) 14:00-15:00 or (b) 15:15-16:15

*Lesson times cannot be specified by participants.

Lessons: Saturday, July 29 – Friday, August 4
6 lessons in total *No lesson on Monday, July 31

Performance: Saturday, August 5
Includes rehearsal and demonstration by professional performers

Parent-child day: Koto – Saturday, July 29 / Shamisen – Friday, August 4
*On “Parent-child day,” grownups have a special opportunity to participate along with children. (One adult family member can participate.) Why not take advantage of this chance to experience a traditional performing art together with your child?

Conditions for participation
1. Must be able to attend all lessons and the performance
2. Must be able to cooperate in publicity activities related to this project (participation in press coverage, consent to publication/broadcast of photos/video footage in various media outlets)

16 persons for each course (8 persons per class)

Participation fee

5,000 yen
* A separate materials charge of approximately 1,500 yen will apply.


How to apply
Please apply in one of the following ways:

[Application form] Fill in the application form on the back of the flyer and submit it at the counter at Fussa Shimin Kaikan (auditorium), or send it by postal mail to the following address:
Fussa Shimin Kaikan
2455 Fussa, Fussa City, Tokyo 197-0011

Send an e-mail to the above address with the subject line “Short-term Lesson” and include the following information in the e-mail text:
1. Participant’s name
2. Gender
3. School year
4. Name of guardian
5. Address
6. Phone number
7. Preferred course (Koto or Shamisen)
8. Whether or not participant has previous experience in traditional performing arts

Application deadline
Must be received by Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Notification of results will be e-mailed to applicants by Saturday, July 8.

*Applicants’ personal information will be used only by Fussa Shimin Kaikan and the “Traditional Performing Arts for Kids” Office for the purpose of implementing this program.


This summer, enjoy the presentations of children who participated in the Short-term Lesson, as well as koto and shamisen performances by leading artists.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your friends along to the venue!

*Performance times will be posted on the “Traditional Performing Arts for Kids” official website once they are confirmed.
*Course content is subject to change.
*Photos/videos will be taken on program days for publicity and documentation purposes.

Afternoon (TBD) on Saturday, August 5 2017
Fussa Shimin Kaikan, Recital Hall


Fussa Shimin Kaikan
TEL:042-552-1711 (For inquiry only, 9:00-22:00, Closed on Mondays and holidays)


Fussa Shimin Kaikan



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo)
Co-organized by
Fussa Shimin Kaikan
Production Cooperation by
Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Production Cooperation by
Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Fussa City Board of Education