What we do

Ota’s Traditional Japanese Culture Festival  
WA Tsunagu Wakku Wakku School

  • Organization : Ota city Cultural Promotion Association
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience events
Koto, shamisen, kotsuzumi, traditional Japanese dance

Number of sessions (per person/including presentations, etc.)

Principle instructors
Teachers from Ota-ku Sankyoku Association (Koto) including Yoshiko Yamakawa and Fumiyo Kobayashi,
Teachers from Ota-ku Traditional Japanese Music Alliance (Shamisen)
including Rokuchizu Kineya and Goyu Kineya,
Teachers from Ota-ku Traditional Japanese Music Alliance (Kotsuzumi) including Tsurujuro Fukuhara
Teachers from Ota-ku Traditional Japanese Dance Alliance (Traditional Japanese Dance) including Shizue Fujikage

Event features
Participants of all ages from children to adults experience Japanese traditional musical instruments and dance together, providing the impetus to trigger further interest in Japanese culture. The goal is to raise deeper awareness of Japanese culture.

A framework enabling participants to continue with hands-on experience (practice) of traditional performing arts
For this project we solicited the guidance and cooperation of Japanese cultural organizations in Ota-ku. If after the courses have finished participants wish to continue learning about musical instruments or Japanese dance as a hobby, it is possible to introduce them to instructors from these cultural organizations.


Ota-ku Cultural Promotion Association
Purpose of establishing the group: to expand the circle of solidarity and cooperation among Ota-ku residents, promote arts and culture in Ota-ku and thereby contribute to local revitalization and community development with cultural appeal.
The group’s activities: The association manages and operates Ota-ku Residents Plaza, Ota-ku Residents Hall (Aprico), Ota Bunka-no-mori (support facility for cultural activities), Ryushi Memorial Museum, and Kumagai Tsuneko Memorial Museum as designated administrator of those facilities. In addition, it organizes a variety of events and projects relating to music, theater and dance, traditional performing arts, and art, as well as engaging in projects supporting independent cultural activities by Ota-ku residents and providing many people with the opportunity to enjoy and experience arts and culture.


Culture and Arts Promotion Division
Ota City Cultural Promotion Association
3-1-3 Shimomaruko, Ota-ku. Tokyo, 146-0092
E-mail: bungeika@ota-bunka.or.jp


Ota City Residents Plaza, Ota City, Tokyo