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Engei (Japanese traditional entertainment)

Paper cutting, Kyokugei (traditional acrobatics) and Wazuma (traditional magic)

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Workshop

There are three programs, Paper cutting, Kyokugei and Wazuma.
Please note that program changes depending on the day.

Registration: First-come, first-served basis
50 pepole can perticipate for each time
Admission fee: Free *The entrance fee is required

Paper cutting

Traditional Japanese paper cutting is an improvised art which a performer creates only by a sheet of paper and scissors, according to audience’s requests.
In this program, you will cut the paper based on some themes.
Also, you can take the paper cutout home after you finish it.


You can see the kasamawashi performance which means rotating an umbrella with some objects, as well as gokai-jawan, using a long rod to support some objects on top
of the rod.
In Japan, the kasamawashi is particularly popular and also believed to be very auspicious.
You can try performances such as kasamawashi and kamitate (a part of gokai-jawan).


Wazuma is traditional magic that has been handed down from ancient Japan.
This magic was extremely popular among the masses in the Edo period.
An instructor will explain the brief history of wazuma while providing you the opportunity to try it out.

*The program contents may be subject to change.


Edo-Tokyo Museum, 5F, in front of the Chouya Shimbun Company


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported & Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
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