Category: Traditional Performing Arts

Yobuko Otsunahiki (Big Tug-of-War) 2019

The festival traditionally began when Toyotomi Hideyoshi who conquered Japan made his army men pull the marine boats with ropes…

DISCOVER Edo Marionette Theatre YOUKIZA

The Edo Marionette Theatre YOUKIZA was founded by Youki Magosaburo I in 1635. Headed today by Magosaburo XII, the company…

Iwami Kagura Tokyo performance 2019

Gorgeous costumes! Brave dance! Dynamic stage is a must see! “Iwami Kagura” is one of the traditional preforming arts coming…

Summer Festival in Fukuji-Onsen 2019

This is a traditional summer event for the Fukuji Onsen Area. During the event period, there are nightly performances of…

Samurai Kembu

Kembu, literally meaning ‘sword dance’ is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the samurai’s culture and the spirituality…