What we do

Geino-kadensha Club 2022

  • Organization : GEIDANKYO, the Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience event
Nihon Buyo, Nagauta Shamisen, Rakugo

Number of practical skill sessions per participant (including presentation/rehearsals for presentation)
For beginners 15 / For those with experience 22

Principal instructors
Hanayagi Shotaro, Wakayagi Satojiro (Nihon Buyo), Kineya Miori (Nagauta Shamisen), Shunputei Ryujaku (Rakugo), Mizumura Kuno Mayumi (lectures)

Event features
Two classes are offered (beginners’ class/ class for those with experience), according to participants’ level of experience in traditional performing arts study and training. With the curriculum for both levels comprising hands-on training in all three disciplines (Nihon Buyo, Nagauta Shamisen and Rakugo), visits to theaters to watch performances by professionals, and lectures themed around arts and the body, participants will get a comprehensivelearning experience of the appeal and value common to traditional performing arts which is difficult to get by studying one discipline only. At the presentation on the final day, participants will be split into Nihon Buyo and Nagauta groups to showcase what they have learned, with the beginners performing “Sakura Sakura,” and the more experienced students performing “Kyo no shiki,” both without instructors. Rakugo Kobanashi (Rakugo Short Stories) will also be performed to the accompaniment of Debayashi music played by the students. In addition, students will attend classes wearing yukata they have put on by themselves.

Publicity methods for the recruitment of participants (collaboration, cooperation, networking, etc.)
In addition to placing notices about recruitment of participants in Shinjuku-ku’s newsletter, recruitment flyers will be carried and displayed at elementary and junior high schools and cultural facilities in Shinjuku-ku (as of August 22, 2022).

Ways to enable participants to continue with practical skills experience (other than programs covered by this grant) after the end of the event
If participants wish to study one of the traditional art forms they experienced during the event in more depth, we can introduce an appropriate instructor according to the needs and circumstances of the individual participant through the instructors or specialized performing arts groups that belong to our organization. In addition, we will provide regular updates on the lineup of traditional performing arts experience programs the organization conducts throughout the year.


GEIDANKYO, the Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations
Geidankyo is a public interest incorporated association representing performers organizations and their individual members. It was established in 1965 to contribute to the development of the performing arts. It has managed performers’ neighboring rights collectively as well as promoting a variety of performing arts activities based on three concept; making an arrangement for enriching a cycle of creation, cultivating bearers of the future of performing arts, and creating chances for developing performing arts.


Geino-kadensha Club
GEIDANKYO, the Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations
Geino-Kadensha, 6-12-30, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8374 JAPAN
Fax: +81-(0)3-5909-3061
E-mail: gkc@geidankyo.or.jp


Geino-kadensha, Shinjuku City, Tokyo