The objective of this event is to preserve, maintain, and develop traditional performing arts through the Kagurazaka Odori (Annual Dance of Kagurazaka), including Nihon buyo dance, the Kiyomoto and Tokiwazu styles of joruri (narrative music played on the shamisen), narimono instrumental music, and nagauta songs. In addition, it aims to promote Tokyo’s traditional culture to a wider audience.
【Tokyo Kagurazaka Association】
Since 1973, the Association in its present form is made up of the geisha association Geigi Kumiai and local inns and restaurants, and originates from the former Ushigome Sangyokai Association.
Kagurazaka Odori (Annual Dance of Kagurazaka) has been held 34 times to date. It began in 1963 as the Ushigome Satsuki Kai, and was held every one to three years until 1993. After a short period of suspension, it resumed as the Hana no Kai in 1999, and in 2007 it was renamed Kagurazaka Odori (The Annual Dance of Kagurazaka). In 2011 The Annual Dance of Kagurazaka was designated as a local cultural asset by Shinjuku City, Tokyo.
Tokyo Kagurazaka Association
3-6 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825
Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall (Shinjuku City, Tokyo)