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A Thrilling World of Traditional Performing Arts(Tokyo Traditional Arts Program)

Objects from everyday life create traditional music

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Music ,
  • Performance ,
  • Workshop

Traditional musical instruments made out of household items!? The audience is invited to a house on the stage,and will be shown how the everyday household items can turn into traditional musical instruments. Several unique performances will be given by guest artists. They include folklore puppetry called Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo presented by Takafumi Tanaka, a Japanese traditional music journal editor, American duo players of Koto and Shakuhachi called Curt & Bruce, and a female ensemble of Japanese and western musical instruments, the Sakura Project. The participants are welcome to get thrilling hands-on experience in manipulating the Kuruma Ningyo and in playing various Japanese traditional musical instruments. There will be displayed the same type of “Space Koto” which was played by astronaut Naoko Yamazaki on the international space station.

Program and Lecturer

Takafumi Tanaka, Curtis Patterson, Bruce Huebner, sakura project etc…

Ticket Information

October 4, 2013 (Friday)
[Admission fees]
Unreserved seats only
2,000yen (adults)  1,000yen (students)
*Free admission for children under 6 years old
*No entry for children under 3 years old
*Tickets for wheelchair seats are available at the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee Office

[Ticket sales]
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Secretariat of the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee
Tel: 03-3467-5421
Fax: 03-3467-5422

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee


Hachioji City Art & Cultural Hall