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  • Japanese Traditional Art

The Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour (Japanese Traditional Culture Festival)offers an accessible way to see, hear and have contact with Japan’s foremost traditional performing arts, combined with the charms of Kagurazaka where the flavor of old Edo still lingers.
This year you can enjoy the festival in video form.

Programs

  1. Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple and Akagi-jinja Shrine
    This video travels Bishamonten and Akagi-jinja Shrine, one of the largest stages of Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour.

    Navigator: Kanda Riei (“Koudan” storytelling)
    Interview: Shimada Gyoji (Bishamonten Abbot), Yoshizumi Kenichi (Mayor of Shinjuku)

  2. Kagurazaka’s Geisha Community and “Strolling Arts”
    We are focusing on Kagurazaka as Kagai (Geisha district), a rare to be seen town in Tokyo nowadays. Tsuruga Isekichi, the first disciple of Wakasanojo who performs in Shinnai Nagashi at the festival presents a short phrase of “Shinnai-bushi” music. And we show the Ozashiki Asobi (Traditional Japanese Parlor Games), which is exclusive in Kagai.

    Navigator: Tobaya Riseki (Nagauta shamisen)
    Interview: Tsuruga Isekichi (“Shinnai-bushi” music), Mayumi (Leader of Tokyo Kagurazaka Geisha Association)

  3. Walk in Kagurazaka
    We are featuring the games collecting series of stamps at famous old Kagurazaka sightseeing spots during Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour. We introduce sightseeing spots with a guide who knows Kagurazaka well.

    Navigator: Cyril Coppini (“Rakugo” storytelling)
    History guide: Yamaguchi Norihiko (Edo Tokyo Guide Group)
    Interview: Kondo Ryohei (contemporary dance), Kanze Yoshimasa (Noh), Ishii Yokichi (Leader of Kagurazaka Avenue Association), Yokokura Yasunobu (The chief director of Kagurazaka Merchants Union), English guide volunteers

  4. Performing in Kagurazaka
    Viewing the previous years’ live performance, we visit Kagurazaka Avenue, a performance site of “Street Live Performances” from the bottom of the slope to THEGLEE, where is one of the Evening festival sites, and finally to Evening Live Music Performances at Akagi-jinja Shrine Kagura Hall.

    Navigator: Tamagawa Nanafuku (Rokyoku)
    Interview: Pierre Ono (Seshami Street Boys/ Tsugaru shamisen performance), Sawamura Mami (Rokyoku, shamisen player), Machi butai concierges, Kazeyama Hideo (Priest of Akagi-jinja Shrine)

*Programs are subject to change.

Stream schedule

Japanese version: December 25 2020 (planned)
English version: January 2021 (planned)

How to view

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour official YouTube channel

Contact

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2020 Office (inside Koten Kukan Office)
TEL: 03-5478-8265

Credit

Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), NPO Ikimachi Club
Supported by & in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-organized by
Shinjuku City
Supported by
Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau