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Traditional Performing Arts for Kids (Tokyo Traditional Arts Program)

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids offers children 18 courses for hands-on experience in Noh, Nihon Buyo (dance), Sankyoku (Koto music) and Nagauta (Shamisen /Hayashi music). Dedicated performers from each genre instruct the children directly. The small classes are given on a regular basis and the children will have an opportunity to display their learned skills in theaters.

[Application period]
From Jul 1 (Sun) to Jul 31 (Tue), 2012
[Trial Sessions]
Jul 21 (Sat) and Jul 22 (Sun), 2012 at the Geinokadensha (Shinjuku)
[Opening ceremony]
September 23 (Sun), 2012 at the National Noh Theatre (Shibuya)
Noh: Mar 20 (Wed, Holiday), 2013 at the Hosho Nohgakudo
Nihon Buyo, Sokyoku, Nagauta: Mar 27 (Wed) and 28 (Thu), 2013 at the Asakusa Public Hall

18courses in 4genres:Noh(Utai/Shimai-chant and dance,Kyogen-comedy,Hayashi-flute and percussion instruments) ,Nihon Buyo-classical dance , Sokyoku-koto music, and Nagauta (Shamisen-long necked lute,Hayashi-flute and percussion instruments).
Lesson in Japanese only.

8 locations in Tokyo

18 sessions in each course including 16 practice sessions, 1 rehearsal and 1 performance

Students of elementary, junior high and high school (10-12 participants in each class).

Participants Fees
10,000yen (for 18 sessions, equivalent of about 550yen per session)
* Other expenses may be required for such as lesson materials and instruments and stage garments depending on the genre.


Japan Council of Performers’ Organizations (Geidankyo)
2F, Geinokadensha, 6-12-30, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8374
Phone: 03-5909-3060 Fax: 03-5909-3061
E-mail: wageiko@geidankyo.or.jp

Tokyo Metropolitan Government, office of Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee

Geinokadensha (Shinjuku), National Noh Theatre(Shibuya), Hosho Nohgakudo Nihon Buyo, Asakusa Public Hall, etc.

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