• Finished

Public Performance

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Kids / Youth

After completing their training with leading performing artists, children will present a public performance. Formal 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 180 elementary, junior high and high school students enthusiastically undertook the training program in readiness for the final performance, taking thorough preventive measures against coronavirus infection.
At a time when a “new normal” is required, contact with traditional performing arts that have overcome difficulties for hundreds of years has likely taught these children the flexibility and bearing needed for living as human beings right now.

As a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus, public admission has been canceled. We sincerely apologize to visitors who had been looking forward to this event.
This year the performance will only be open to people involved with the project, principally program participants and their families.
As such, people holding an Admission/Visitor Card should be sure to read in advance the “Request to Visitors” section on the official “Traditional Performing Arts for Kids” website.
In addition, the “Request to Visitors” section may continue to be updated, so we kindly ask for your cooperation in checking it immediately before your visit.


Performance: Utai / Shimai (Kanze school)/Kyogen (Okura school)
Date and Time: Monday (public holiday), March 21, 2022, 13:00-16:00 (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

Performance: Sokyoku (Koto) (Ikuta school)/ Sokyoku (Youth) (Yamada school)/Shakuhachi
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12:00-13:10 (Doors open at 11:30)
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Performance: Shamisen, Shamisen (Youth), Hayashi (Kotsuzumi), Hayashi (Shinobue)
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 15:30-17:10 (Doors open at 15:00)
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance
Performance: Nihon Buyo (Shinjuku)/ Nihon Buyo (Hamura)/Nihon Buyo (Youth)
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 15:30-17:10 (Doors open at 15:00)
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

*The commentary will be provided by the facilitator, Seiji Kasai.


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 


Nohgaku: Hosho Noh Theatre
Nihon Buyo dance, Sankyoku, Nagauta: National Theatre (Large 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)
Co-organized by
The Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future, Hamura City Board of Education
Production Cooperation by
The Nohgaku Performers' Association, The Japanese Classical Dance Association, Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Supported by
Shinjuku City
Sponsored by
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by
Umewaka-kai, Hosho-kai