What we do

Nihonnbuyo・Kotudumi short-term course

  • Organization : Tachibanakai
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience event
Nihon Buyo traditional dance or Kotsuzumi drum

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

Principal instructors
Sumizo Tachibana (Nihon Buyo), Satasuke Mochizuki (Hogaku Hayashi)

Event features
Taking two approaches in one course like the Japanese dance and kotsuzumi offered on this program will give participants a sense of having experienced something different and extra in one program. Showing each other what they have achieved and learnt at the final presentation is a chance for participants to find out about different genres of performing art.

A framework enabling participants to continue with hands-on experience (practice) of traditional performing
The program will give participants a taste of the difficulties and enjoyment of actual practice and allow them to experience the joy of practising for real in a presentation with professional performers. Should participants want to continue learning in more depth, we can introduce them to the instructors on this program or create a new hands-on learning program and invite them to sign up.


A school established by first-generation iemoto Sumizo Tachibana in 1958.
The first generation Sumizo Tachibana trained under the 7th Chusha Ichikawa (stage name Tachibanaya) as Nakasaburo Ichikawa from the age of 6 before working as a kabuki actor, He was also active as a Nihon Buyo dancer under the name Sumizo Hanayagi. After the death of the 7th Chusha Ichikawa, he left the world of kabuki feeling he could not train under another master, and as a Nihon Buyo dancer he adopted the 7th Chusha Ichikawa’s stage name Tachibana and launched the Tachibana-ryu school of dance. Thereafter, he worked as a Nihon Buyo dancer from his base in Nagoya. The current third-generation Tachibana’s professional activities are concentrated in Tokyo.


sumizo Tachibana


Spase sen, Taito City, Asakusa Public Hall Second Meeting Room, Taito City