What we do

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids

This program aims to inspire the next generation to sustain the traditional performing arts that Japanese people have cherished over the centuries, by teaching youngsters about them. Over several months, participating children will be taught by first-rate performers from the worlds of Noh theater, Nihon buyo dance, sankyoku chamber music, and nagauta music, culminating in an on-stage performance showcasing what they have learned. In addition, there will be classes for junior and senior high school students, as well as community-based programs featuring everything from rehearsals to performances during the summer vacation.

Venues

Hosho Nohgakudo, Asakusa Public Hall, etc.

Events Information

Long Term Lesson

Over a fixed period, children will be taught by first-rate performers from the world of Japanese traditional performing arts, culminating in a real on stage performance to showcase what they have learned.
This hands-on experience of ‘the real thing’ aims to inspire the next generation to sustain the traditional culture that Japanese people have cherished over the centuries, by deepening youngsters’ understanding of it.
There will be 16 detailed lessons appropriate to each age group. The grand stage awaits those who stay the course.

Special Youth course

Since last year we have run a special project for junior and senior high school students. Young people will find it easy to attend and concentrate during this more casual ten-lesson special curriculum, which aims to give a deep understanding over a short period of time.

Short Term Lesson

Traditional performing arts really are worth knowing about. This program captures their essence in six lessons with professional instructors, and a final performance. Kids will have a fun yet fully-fledged learning experience.
This year the program will take place at two locations, in Koto-ku and Tachikawa.
At the final performance you can also enjoy dance and music performed by the instructors, out of the classroom and in professional mode. Come into proper contact with the traditional arts of Japan.

1 DAY Experience

There will be a one-day event to coincide with the final performance of the short term lesson course.
Enjoy a summer day full of traditional performing arts even if you are not taking the lessons.