Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) implement various projects and programs such as Japanese dance, Shamisen of Nagauta, Engei (Japanese art performance) and more throughout the year that not only provide foreign visitors a better understanding to Japan’s traditional arts but also truly enjoy the vibrant culture.
*All programs are subject to change depending on schedules.
Japanese dance workshop
Learn traditional Japanese dancing from professional instructors, wearing Yukata and using a fan.
Date: Every Sunday from April 2018 to March 2019
*Excludes the third Sunday of every month from September in which it is replaced by Shamisen of Nagauta workshop at the same venue.
Hours: 11:00-12:00 / 13:00-14:00 / 15:00-16:00 1 hour each Admission: Free
Place: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F
Reservation: Please access URL below. http://tokyo-tradition.peatix.com
Shamisen of Nagauta workshop
Nagauta is a Japanese traditional music genre where the performers generally play the stringed instrument called shamisen and sing simultaneously that accompanies kabuki performances.
Date: The third Sunday of each month from September 16, 2018 to February 17, 2019
9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17
Hours: 11:30-12:30 / 13:20-14:20 / 15:10-16:10 1 hour each Admission: Free
Place: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F Reservation: Please access URL below. http://tokyo-tradition.peatix.com
Engei (Japanese art performance)
Engei is a form of entertainment that is uniquely Japanese which is performed in Rakugo theater & etc. You can experience various kinds of entertainment art that includes umbrella turning, makes simple shapes only with paper and scissors, and stage illusion techniques that are passed down from the Edo era.
Date: Every Saturday from April, 2018 to March, 2019 *Excluding December 29, 2018
Hours: 12:30-13:00 / 14:00-14:30 / 16:00-16:30 30 minutes each Admission: Free *Museum admission fee required
Place: Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area Reservation: Not required
Tokyo Tradition office, Arts Council Tokyo
Tel: 03-5428-3655 (10:00-18:00)
Organized by Arts Council Tokyo Supported by and in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government