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Edo Asobi - Nihonbashi Traditional Culture Festival

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

“Edo Asobi ― Nihonbashi Traditional Culture Festival” will be held in the Nihonbashi area over the three-day period of Friday, November 3 (a national holiday) through Sunday, November 5.

Nihonbashi, the birthplace of Edo culture, still retains much of its historical atmosphere. This lively autumn festival held in and around Nihonbashi conveys the special appeal of traditional arts and culture and makes them enjoyable even for people new to these traditions. The diverse program includes performances by traditional arts practitioners, as well as workshops offering hands-on experience of various traditional cultural activities.

In case of extreme weather conditions, the event will be held at Edo Sakura Dori underground passage and the content may change at any time. We will announce program changes and cancellation on the official website and SNS (Facebook).

Kidai stage

On stage, traditional entertainment and Japanese culture are revisited from a contemporary perspective. Don’t miss these exciting traditional arts performances by artists from different genres and generations!

Friday (holiday), November 3 – Sunday, November 5
FUKUTOKU GARDEN special stage

*No viewing charge
*Venue may change or event may be canceled in case of bad weather.
*No reserved seats or numbered ticket distribution; limited seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
*Photography, filming and recording are not permitted.

Friday (holiday), November 3
13:00 Opening calligraphy performance Souun Takeda
14:00 Karate performance manabiya HYOTAN
15:00 Japanese drum performance Giboshi
17:00 – about 21:00 mori nomi2 LIVE STAGE Chinza DOPENESS and more

Saturday, November 4
13:00 Rhythmic Naginata Tokyo Metropolitan Fuji High School
14:00 Kabuki workshop Hashigo Nakamura
15:15 Koto performance Musashino Joshigakuin Junior and Senior High School
17:00 Japanese musical instrument LIVE TSUKUYOMI

Sunday, November 5
13:00 Japanese drum performance Tokyo Metropolitan Matsugaya High School
14:00 Kabuki workshop Hashigo Nakamura
15:15 Rakugo “MOMOKAWA” Yuba Sanyutei
16:30 Dance performance with Noh motif Kaiji Moriyama / Kensaku Sato / Dogen Kinowaki

Traditional Culture Street

Experience traditional culture in open-air classes on Naka-dori! Have fun as you learn about and try your hand at flower arrangement, and traditional crafts using materials like mizuhiki (decorative cord), Japanese paper, and straw. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience traditional Japanese culture up close!

Friday (holiday), November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 12:00-17:00
No participation charge

Friday (holiday), November 3
Washi (Japanese paper) origami; mizuhiki (decorative cord) tying
(For origami, pre-elementary children may join if accompanied by a parent or guardian.)
Saturday, November 4
Washi (Japanese paper) wrapping; straw craft (for straw craft only, 5 persons per session)
Sunday, November 5
Flower arrangement; straw craft (for straw craft only, 5 persons per session)

*No reservation required; first-come-first-served
*Capacity: 8-10 persons
*Participants should be elementary school age or older; pre-elementary children may participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Children in 3rd grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Edo Street Performance

The Nihonbashi district time-travels back to the Edo era. Around the town, traditional performing artists from a variety of fields give street performances that recreate the bustling atmosphere of old.

Friday (holiday), November 3 – Sunday, November 5
Naka-dori, Ajisai-dori

*No viewing charge
*At 17:30 and 19:00 on Friday (holiday), November 3, performances will also take place on Ajisai-dori.

Friday (holiday), November 3
12:30 Mitsuru Kamijo (Edo marionettes)
13:30 Aone (koto and shakuhachi performance)
14:30 Mitsuru Kamijo (Edo marionettes)
15:30 Aone (koto and shakuhachi performance)
17:30 / 19:00 Fukiirune (Japanese flute unit) *Ajisai-dori

Saturday, November 4
12:30 Yusuke Ito (kendama [cup and ball] performance)
13:30 koto2Project (koto duo)
14:30 Yusuke Ito (kendama [cup and ball] performance)
15:30 koto2Project (koto duo)

Sunday, November 5
12:30 Taiju Fujiyama (Edo-style magic)
13:30 Hannarhythm (koto and shakuhachi unit)
14:30 Taiju Fujiyama (Edo-style magic)
15:30 Hannarhythm (koto and shakuhachi unit)


Nihonbashi Kida-Matsuri Office Nihonbashi Information Center
(COREDO Muromachi 1 B1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
TEL: 03-3242-0010 (10:00-21:00)


Nihonbashi area (Nakadori, around FUKUTOKU GARDEN, etc.)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nihonbashi Cultural Exchange Festival Executive Committee
Supported by
Chuo City, Chuo-ku Tourism Association