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The Inherited Spirit of the Samurai Gin-ei and Ken-Shibu

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Performance

Performers recite a poem in a loud voice for Japanese poetic sentiment and dance in integrity.
Two traditional performing arts that samurai brought forth: Gin-ei and Ken-Shibu.
Gin-ei is a recitational art in which classical Chinese and Japanese (waka) poems are sonorously told, and Ken-Shibu, based on ancient Japanese martial arts, is a traditional dance to Gin-ei with swords and fans. Samurai is a title given to men of high spirituality and discipline fostered in feudal (Bushi) era which continued 700 years. We will introduce you to the fascinating world of Gin-ei and Ken-Shibu, both of which were influenced by samurai culture.


Risho Hayabuchi
Ran Kanda
Toru Fukuhara
and others


[Ticket on Sale from Monday, July 5 2021, 10:00]
All seats reserved
S: 4,000 yen
A: 3,000 yen
B: 2,000 yen
Students(B): 1,500 yen

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*Pre-school children are not permitted into performances.
*Those who purchased student tickets, please present student ID at the entrance on the performance day.
*All programs are subject to change without notice.
*The program will be held implementing various COVID-19 measures to ensure maximum safety.


Tel: 03-5478-8533 (10:00-18:00 Weekdays)


National Theatre (Large Theatre)



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Cooperated by
Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation