Traditional Culture Experience Programs for Foreign Visitors Japanese dance workshop

arrowNihon buyo is Japanese dance and you can experience a free lesson on most Sundays in Asakusa courtesy of the Arts Council (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation For History And Culture) and Taito City. Come and experience this significant art form with other travellers and enthusiasts and enjoy the opportunity to dress in Yukata and merge more with this fascinating culture.
Particular dances of Japan were categorized as Nihon buyo in the last century (Taisho Period) to help people differentiate between local dance and those which are imported such as ballet. However, you need to look back as far as the early 1600fs of the Edo Period to find itfs early creators such as Izumo no Okuni who, as a woman, performed to flute and drums while dressed in menfs clothing. From that point kabuki evolved. The three categories of Nihon buyo are Kabuki, Noh and Shin buyo.
The beauty of Nihon buyo is partly the gracefulness and subtlety of body movements. The expressions tell a story. The hands are often small and with clean gestures and the direction of the gaze coupled with head movements can convey everything from happiness to sadness. It is actually quite good for the body too with one biomechanics researcher joining forces with a famous teacher to produce a short workout class based on traditional dance.
For your personal experience of Nihon buyo, you can book online and have fun with up to twenty others in a one-hour session. The location is easy to find being the Asakusa Cultural & Tourist Information Centre directly opposite the main entrance to the impressive Sensoji Temple. Your event is held on the 6th floor. Please note that until the end of March, Sunday sessions are regular but check the online information presented in English to confirm your ideal date. This would be a great idea for those visiting briefly but also for residents that want to feel more confident dancing around the taiko at their local Matsuri. And what a treat for your visitors to japan too! Let Taito ku hospitality give you this gift from Japan and enjoy the other much-loved sites for the afternoon. Happy dancing!


Traditional Culture Experience Programs for Foreign Visitors

Japanese dance workshop

Every Sundays till March 31, 2019
(Exclusion: third Sunday of every month and February 17, March 3, 2019)
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center 6F
2-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line)

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