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.
Navigator: Kanda Riei (“Koudan” storytelling)
Interview: Shimada Gyoji (Bishamonten Abbot), Yoshizumi Kenichi (Mayor of Shinjuku)
Navigator: Tobaya Riseki (Nagauta shamisen)
Interview: Tsuruga Isekichi (“Shinnai-bushi” music), Mayumi (Leader of Tokyo Kagurazaka Geisha Association)
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
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.
Japanese version: December 25 2020 (planned)
English version: January 2021 (planned)
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2020 Office (inside Koten Kukan Office)