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Oedo Vaudeville Show and Traditional Geisha Dances VIII

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Performance

The ultimate in traditional performing arts entertainment!
A gathering of geisha from the six Tokyo geisha districts!

Enjoy an entertainment program featuring rakugo (traditional comical storytelling) and Japanese vaudeville, which blossomed in the merchant culture of Edo, plus traditional music and dance by geisha.

Part 1 is a short version of Japanese traditional vaudeville show “Yose”.
Enjoy the Japanese traditional acrobatic show of “Mito Daikagura”, followed by the performance of “Kamikiri” , the paper cutting craft.
The final program of Part 1 is masterly performance of “Rakugo”, a traditional storytelling art, which recaptures street scenes and life in the flourishing Edo period.

Part 2 features beautiful traditional dances performed by geisha dancers, and a performance by “Hokan”, a professional male entertainer.
They all come from six of the entertainment districts in Tokyo, namely Shinbashi, Akasaka, Asakusa, Kagurazaka, Yoshicho and Mukojima.

English audio guides are available to help you understand the performance.


Guide: Seiji Kasai

Part 1 Oedo Vaudeville Show

Rakugo: SHUNPUTEI Koasa

Kamikiri (paper cutting craft): HAYASHIYA Shoraku
Mito Daikagura: YANAGIYA Koyuki, YANAGIYA Yukinosuke

Part 2 Geisha Dance
Dancers and musicians from 6 entertainment districts in Tokyo, namely Shinbashi, Akasaka, Asakusa, Kagurazaka, Yoshicho and Mukojima.
Hokan (male entertainer): SAKURAGAWA Shichiko, SAKURAGAWA Shichisuke, SAKURAGAWA Hachiko

*Contents and performers are subject to change without notice.


【Tickets on sale from Monday, July 2】
S: 5,000 yen
A: 4,000 yen
A (Students): 2,000 yen
*Advance tickets are sold out.

3rd-floor seats (same-day tickets): Adults 1,000 yen, Students 500 yen

*No entry for children under 6 years old.
*Student ID cards are required to buy student tickets.

For ticket reservation fax form in English, please download from the official website.

・Votre Ticket Center
03-5355-1280 (English speaking operator: weekdays 10:00 – 18:00 starting July 2)

・National Theatre Box Office
(10:00-18:00, English spoken)

*Tickets for wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the “Vaudeville Show and Geisha Dances” administration office. TEL:03-6379-2177 (10:00-18:00 on weekdays)


“Vaudeville Show and Geisha Dances” administration office (10:00-18:00 on weekdays)


National Theatre (Large Theatre)



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-produced by
Japan Arts Council (National Theatre, National Engei Hall)
Cooperated by
The Asahi Shimbun Company