What we do

Okinawan culture Ryukyu Traditional Arts Sanshin and Dance

  • Organization : office IKD Co.,Ltd.
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience event
Ryukyu Traditional Arts Sanshin and Dance

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

Principal instructors
Natsuko Akamine, Maki Akamine (Ryukyu buyo traditional dance)
Takumi Hosokawa (Sanshin)

Event features
This is a course aimed at beginners in Ryukyu traditional performing arts. Ryukyu buyo lessons will start with the methods for holding/moving around with a folding fan, after which participants will learn the classic Ryukyu buyo dance “Kagiyade Fu” over ten practice sessions. Sanshin lessons will begin with the basics of holding the instrument and reading “Kunkunshi” notation, after which participants will learn “Ahabushi” over ten practice sessions. A recital will be organized to rehearse for stage appearances and provide participants with an opportunity to actually perform on stage in costume and make-up.

A framework enabling participants to continue with hands-on experience (practice) of traditional performing arts
Office IKD Co.,Ltd. runs classes in Ryukyu buyo and Sanshin in the metropolitan area, so instructors can be introduced to those who wish to continue with lessons after the hands-on experience program has ended.


office IKD Co.,Ltd.
With a Ryukyu buyo dance school in Tokyo’s Minato-ku, the group focuses on performing and teaching of Ryukyu traditional performing arts. Centering on the metropolitan Tokyo area the organization engages in the preservation and promotion of Ryukyu traditional performing arts, appearing onstage at festivals and PR events related to the culture of Okinawa and countries outside Japan.


Maki Akamine
office IKD Co.,Ltd.
B1, 5-12-15, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
+81-(0) 3-6206-8433


Salon725, Minato City, Tokyo
Minato City Center for Traditional Culture, Minato City, Tokyo