• Cancelled

Shishimai (Lion Dance), Kyokugei (Traditional Japanese Acrobatics) and Traditional Japanese Craft in Takao

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop
Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, we have decided to cancel this program scheduled on May 16 (Sat) and 17 (Sun).
We apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to participate this program. (07/21/2020)
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced the postponement of this event. A rescheduled date will be announced later.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (04/02/2020)

Enjoy the fresh green leaves and Tokyo tradition!

Less than an hour’s train ride from the Tokyo city center, Mount Takao (Takao-san) is a well-loved spot for viewing fresh green leaves. At the foot of this mountain, Shishimai (Lion Dance), in which the lions may “bite” people on the head to bring good luck, Kasa-Mawashi (umbrella spinning) and other Kyokugei (traditional Japanese acrobatics) will be staged when the autumn leaves are at their best. Also Edo Woodblock Prints workshops will be offered and participants can handmake goods using woodblock print techniques.

*This Program is subject to change without notice.




Advance application not required


Tokyo Tradition Office,Arts Council Tokyo
TEL: 03-5428-3655 (10:00-18:00)


TAKAO 599 MUSEUM(2435-3 Takao, Hachioji, Tokyo)


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment
Cooperated by
TAKAO 599 MUSEUM, RAKUGO GEIJUTSU Association(Shishimai / Kyokugei), Tokyo Traditional Woodblock Print Association (Edo Woodblock Prints)