This program aimed at adults aged 18 and over who have little opportunity of contact with traditional culture and performing arts on a daily base introduces the appeal of traditional culture and performing arts from different angles by integrating lectures, performances and hands-on experiences of various genres of traditional culture and performing arts.
Traditional performing arts now (provisional)
Seiji Kasai (classical performing arts/entertainment commentator)
Koto x Ikebana performance
Utanoichi Okuda (Seiha Hogaku-Kai), Sougyoku Imamura (Sogetsu School teacher)
Koto: Enjoy the delicate and impressive sound of the koto, and then try your hand at playing in a small ensemble
Ikebana: Experience and familiarize yourself with the art of flower-arranging Japanese style
Shamisen: Learn how to hold the instrument correctly and use a “bachi”plectrum to pluck the strings and enjoy the shamisen’s dynamic sound
(Participants can enjoy hands-on experiences in all three genres)
Miki Sumiyoshi (freelance announcer)
Persons aged 18 and over
Advance application is necessary to participate.
Please fill in the application form on the dedicated web page.
Wednesday July 20 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
*If there are a large number of applications, a lottery will be held, and the lottery result will be sent to your registered e-mail address by around Friday, September 9.
*If the number of applicants is less than capacity, applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis from Monday, September 12.
Traditional Culture and Performing Arts Experience Program for Adults office, c/o Geidankyo