Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and NPO Ikimachi Club will
turn the entire town of Kagurazaka, where tradition meets innovation, into a stage to host Kagurazaka
Street Stage O-edo Tour 2019 on May 11th (Sat) [Eve] & 12th (Sun) [Main Festival].
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2019 offers a friendly environment where guests from different
generations and countries can see, hear and touch Japan’s symbolic traditional performing arts as well as the charm of Kagurazaka and its remaining atmosphere of the Edo Period. This 7th annual festival will be held in the perfect strolling weather of May instead of the usual November. Local residents and volunteers will work together as Street Stage Concierge and once again create a festival where the town and its people become one.
Kagurazaka is gaining popularity as a town where the Edo-Tokyo culture and the sophisticated
atmosphere of Paris unite and live in harmony. New and experienced leading artists representing
Kagurazaka in various genres of traditional performing arts will gather for this festival. In addition to Kagurazaka’s symbolic street-strolling music performance called Shinnai Nagashi and Experiencing Ozashiki Asobi , all kinds of performances including Akagi-jinja Shrine’s new program Traditional Song and Dance Live can be enjoyed in the streets, shrines, temples and parks.
This 2-day festival will be a perfect opportunity for you to enjoy Japan’s various performing arts in the charming streets of Kagurazaka where traditional culture lives on. With our goal of promoting traditional performing arts and bringing greater prosperity to the town of Kagurazaka, we welcome you all to this unique event that now draws attention from all over the country.
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2019
[Eve] Saturday, May 11 2019, 15:00 / [Main Festival] Sunday, May 12 2019, 11:30
*Both festivals will be carried out rain or shine but will be cancelled in the case of a stormy weather.
Venue: Kagurazaka area (Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple, Akagi-jinja Shrine, Tokyo Kagurazaka
Association/Kenban, Kagurazaka Avenue and other smaller streets in the area, local historic sites, THEGLEE, Enkaen, Kagurazakamonogatari and more)
Admission: Free (Ozashiki Asobi is subject to fees and requires prior reservations)
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2019 Program Announcement