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

Experience genuine Japanese traditional performing arts

Traditional performing arts abound with valuable ideas and experiences that provide strength and inspiration to children going out into the world. Over 3,000 children have participated in this hands-on training program in traditional Japanese culture. The program ends with the experience of performing in a formal way on stage.

Nohgaku (1. Utai / Shimai (Hosho school))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time (Participation grade criteria)
(A) 16:45 – 17:45 (1st-3rd grade elementary school students)
(B) 18:00 – 19:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays or Tuesdays (16 days in total)
August 26 (Mon), 2019
September 2 (Mon), 9 (Mon), 24 (Tue), 30 (Mon), 2019
October 7 (Mon), 15 (Tue), 21 (Mon), 28 (Mon), 2019
November 5 (Tue), 11 (Mon), 18 (Mon), 25 (Mon), 2019
December 2 (Mon), 9 (Mon), 16 (Mon), 2019

Lesson venue
Umewaka Noh Theatre

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

Nohgaku (2. Kyogen (Izumi school))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time (Participation grade criteria)
(A) 16:45 – 17:45 (1st-3rd grade elementary school students)
(B) 18:00 – 19:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays or Tuesdays (16 days in total)
August 26 (Mon), 2019
September 2 (Mon), 9 (Mon), 24 (Tue), 30 (Mon), 2019
October 7 (Mon), 15 (Tue), 21 (Mon), 28 (Mon), 2019
November 5 (Tue), 11 (Mon), 18 (Mon), 25 (Mon), 2019
December 2 (Mon), 9 (Mon), 16 (Mon), 2019

Lesson venue
Umewaka Noh Theatre

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

Nagauta (3. Shamisen (Higashimurayama))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00
(B) 11:15 – 12:15

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 18, 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 10, 17, 24, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Higashimurayama City Central Community Center

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (4. Shamisen (Shibuya))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time (Participation grade criteria)
(C) 10:00 – 11:00 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(D) 11:15 – 12:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(E) 14:15 – 15:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(F) 15:30 – 16:30 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (5. Hayashi (Kotsuzumi / Taiko))

*Each participant will practice one of the instruments, as determined by the instructor.

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00
(B) 11:15 – 12:15
(C) 12:30 – 13:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (6. Hayashi (Shinobue))

Participants
Students from 3rd grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 14:15 – 15:15
(B) 15:30 – 16:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku (7. Sokyoku (Koto), Machida)

Ikuta school

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(C) 10:30 – 11:30
(D) 11:45 – 12:45

Lesson dates
*Saturdays (16 days in total)
August 3, 10, 24, 31, 2019
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
October 12, 19, 2019
November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
December 7, 14, 2019

Lesson venue
Machida City Hall

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku (8. Sokyoku (Koto), Shinjuku)

(A)(B) Ikuta school, (C)(D) Yamada school

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time (Participation grade criteria)
(A) 10:00 – 11:00 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(B) 11:15 – 12:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(C) 13:00 – 14:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(D) 14:15 – 15:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 4, 18, 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 24, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Shinjuku Bunka Center

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku (9. Shakuhachi)

Participants
Students from 3rd grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00
(B) 11:15 – 12:15

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Public Performance: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance (10. Nihon Buyo (Girls))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time (Participation grade criteria)
(A) 9:50 – 10:50 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(C) 13:10 – 14:10 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(D) 14:35 – 15:35 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Dates: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance (11. Nihon Buyo (Boys))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(B) 11:20 – 12:20

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 25, 2019
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
November 3, 10, 17, 2019
December 1, 8, 15, 2019

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Public Performance
Dates: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Capacity

About 6-15 participants per class

Participation fee

15,000 yen

*Additional costs: about 10,000 to 20,000 yen (covers purchase of/usage fees for teaching materials, musical instruments, stage costumes, etc.) Costs vary depending on the course. Detailed information will be provided in the “Course Procedure Guidelines” sent to prospective participants.
*Your participation fee cannot be refunded if you decline or cancel participation after paying the fee via bank transfer. Thank you for your understanding.

Conditions for participation

  1. Should be able to attend all lessons
  2. Must be able to attend the rehearsal and performance
  3. In the case of children in third grade of elementary school and below, a guardian or guardian’s representative must be able to bring them to and pick them up from the lessons.
  4. Must be able to cooperate in publicity activities related to the project, including:
    *Press coverage/photography/filming for news reports, documentation and publicity carried out by the organizer and individuals/groups recognized by this organizer.
    *Publication/broadcast of limited personal information and photos/video footage in media outlets created and released in relation to this project (including TV, newspapers, magazines, the internet, SNS and DVDs).
    *In principle, participants will be informed in advance when an activity receives media coverage.
  5. Please note that photos of participants in this project may be provided through online photo service. (Viewing and downloading are limited to the participants only.)

Applications

How to apply
Please apply in one of the following three ways.
*In Japanese only

  • Website
    Use the application form on the official website.
  • E-mail:
    wageiko@geidankyo.or.jp
    In the body of your e-mail, include the information requested on the Application form [Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer]. Send the e-mail to the above address.
  • FAX
    03-5909-3061
    Fill out the Application form [Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer] and send it to the above fax number, making sure you include your fax number.

Application deadline
Application must be received by Sunday, June 9, 2019

*Participants will be decided by lottery in the case of over-subscription
*All applicants will be notified of the results around Monday, June 24, 2019.
Prospective participants will receive the “Course Procedure Guidelines” by the same method of communication they used to apply.
Those who return the form and pay the participation fee (via bank transfer) by Tuesday, July 2, 2019 will receive a “Certificate of Participation.”
*A “lesson launch” opening ceremony will be held at the National Noh Theatre on the morning of Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Contact

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office in Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo)
TEL: 03-5909-3060 (weekdays 10:00 – 18:00)
FAX: 03-5909-3061
E-mail:wageiko@geidankyo.or.jp 

Flyer

Credit

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
The Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future, Higashimurayama City Board of Education, Machida City, Machida Cultural and International Exchange Foundation
Production Cooperation by
The Nohgaku Performers' Association, The Japanese Classical Dance Association, Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Supported by
Shinjuku City
Sponsored by
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by
Umewaka-kai, Hosho-kai, Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation