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Traditional Performing Arts for Kids

Kids and professionals show off their skills in traditional performing arts

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Music ,
  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Performance ,
  • Workshop

Through this program, over 300 children had the unique opportunity to practice traditional performing arts with leading performers over a 7-month period. If you want to experience the “Japanese heart” firsthand, come down to see these children take to the stage with their new artistic abilities and their seasoned instructors give incredible demonstrations! (Free admission; reservations required)


(1) Noh
Mar 21 (Fri/holiday), 2014, 10:30 – 13:30 (Open: 10:00)
Venue: Hosho Nohgakudo (Bunkyo-ku)

Utai/Shimai [Hosho style]
Kyogen [Okura style]
Nohgaku-hayashi [Flute]
Nohgaku-hayashi [Kotsuzumi]
Nohgaku-hayashi [Otsuzumi]
Nohgaku-hayashi [Taiko]

Kyogen [Okura style]: “Kakiyamabushi”
Maibayashi [Hosho style]: “Funabenkei”

(2) Sokyoku/Shakuhachi/Nihon buyo
Mar 27 (Thu), 2014, 13:30 – 16:00 (Open: 13:00)
Venue: Asakusa Public Hall (Taito-ku)

Sokyoku [Ikuta style; Koto]
Nihon buyo [Higashimurayama]
Nihon buyo [Kadensha; boys]
Nihon buyo [Kadensha; girls]

Sankyoku ensemble: “Yashima”
Nihon buyo: “Omatsuri – Special Kids Version”

(3) Nagauta/Sokyoku
Mar 28 (Fri), 2014, 13:30 – 16:30 (Open: 13:00)
Venue: Asakusa Public Hall (Taito-ku)

Shamisen [Shibuya]
Nagauta bayashi [Shinobue (bamboo flute)]
Nagauta bayashi [Kotsuzumi, Otsuzumi, and Taiko]
Shamisen [Nishitokyo]
Sokyoku [Yamada style]
Sokyoku [Ikuta style; Machida]

Sokyoku [Yamada style]: “Koma to Mari”
Nagauta: “Katsusaburo Renjishi”


Applications for reservations must be received by Feb 27 (Thu), 2014
Provide the necessary information (items 1-7 below) in an itemized list and send it via e-mail or fax to the following address or number.
Fax: 03-5909-3061

1. The name and number of the performance you would like to attend ((1), (2), and/or (3))
(1) Noh Mar 21 (Fri/holiday), 2014 * Capacity: 70
(2) Sokyoku/Shakuhachi/Nihon buyo Mar 27 (Thu), 2014 * Capacity: 200
(3) Nagauta/Sokyoku Mar 28 (Fri), 2014 * Capacity: 200
2. The number of people in your party and their names/ages
3. The name of the representative for your party
4. Address (complete with postal code)
5. Telephone number
6. E-mail address
7. FAX number

* Reservations may be made for multiple performances.
* A drawing will be held if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spots.
* Applicants will be notified of the results by around Mar 8 (Sat).
* The deadline for reservation applications may be extended if spots are still available. Contact us for more information.
* Performance times, programs, and performers are subject to change.
* Preschool-age children may be admitted, but event staff may ask children and their parents to leave the venue if the children are inconveniencing other audience members.


Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office in Japan Council of Performers’ Organizations (Geidankyo)
Tel: 03-5909-3060 (weekdays 10:00 – 18:00)
Fax: 03-5909-3061

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


Noh performance: Hosho Nohgakudo, Sokyoku/Shakuhachi/Nihon buyo/Nagauta performances: Asakusa Public Hall