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Public Performance

Application for viewing

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Kids / Youth

After completing their training with leading performing artists, children will present a public performance. Authentic professional performances by instructors will also be featured

In“Traditional Performing Arts for Kids,”children learn about traditional culture by experiencing the real thing. About 340 children have trained in Japanese cultural arts over several months, and they will present the results of their work in a formal way on stage where tradition lives and breathes.
With the children’s serious expressions, powerful professional performances and accessible commentary, these public performances have received praise for being informative as well as great fun. We hope to see you there!


Nihon Buyo
Date and Time: Saturday, December 21 2019, 16:30-17:30 (Doors open at 16:00)
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku 1st Session
Date and Time: Sunday, December 22 2019, 11:00-12:10 (Doors open at 10:30)
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta 1st Session / Sankyoku 2nd Session
Date and Time: Sunday, December 22 2019, 13:30-15:20 (Doors open at 13:00)
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta 2nd Session
Date and Time: Sunday, December 22 2019, 17:00-18:40 (Doors open at 16:30)
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Date and Time: Sunday, December 22 2019, 13:00-17:30 (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

*For Nihon Buyo performance on December 21 and Nohgaku performance on December 22, the commentary will be provided by the facilitator, Seiji Kasai.


Free (Advance reservation required)
*Preschool-age children are admitted. However, exiting may be requested if there is a disturbance.
*Entering/leaving the venue during the event is permitted.

How to reserve

Please provide the information for each item below, and send it by e-mail or fax to the “Traditional Performing Arts for Kids” office (
1.Your name
2.Phone number
3.E-mail address or fax number
4.Name and number of the performance you would like to attend (Ex. Sankyoku 1st Session)
5.Total number of persons who wish to attend

Monday, November 25 2019

*Applying for more than one venue is permitted. Sankyoku 1st Session、Nagauta 1st Session・Sankyoku 2nd Session and Nagauta 2nd Session, admission is for one performance only. Applying for both performances is permitted.
*A drawing will be held if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats.
*Notifications will be sent to all applicants around Friday, December 6, by e-mail or fax (according to how the application was received).
*The application deadline may be extended if seats are still available. Please inquire as to availability.
*Performance times, programs, performers, etc. are subject to change.


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


Nihon Buyo/Sankyoku/Nagauta: National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Nohgaku: Hosho Noh Theatre


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government、Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)、Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo)