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Tokyo Area

Delve into the drama of Japanese performing arts (Matsumoto style)

Delve into the drama of Japanese performing arts (Matsumoto style)

from 172.00

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Experience Includes |

  • Option 1: Being dressed in a yukata, traditional casual kimono

    - 15min - Being dressed in yukata.
    - 20min - A brief overview of the history of kabuki (a type of Japanese theater) and Japanese performing art.
    - 25min - Learning how to use the sensu (folding fan).
    - 60min - Demonstration by instructor, instruction of dance, and final performance.

  • Option 2: Women only. Being dressed in formal kimono (this option involves less performance practice)
    - 20min - Being dressed in kimono, assisted by instructor.
    - 20min - A brief overview of the history of kabuki (a type of Japanese theater) and Japanese performing art.
    - 20min - Learning how to move elegantly in the kimono
    - 60min - Demonstration by instructor, instruction of dance and final performance.

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |
Holiday hours: The studio will be closed December 29th -January 2nd.

Everyday
Session 1 (9:00 - 11:00)
Session 2 (13:00 - 15:00)
Session 3((16:00 - 18:00)
Session 4 (18:00 - 20:00)

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Minato, Tokyo
24mins from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2 hr Experience

3 people max.


About Nihon Buyo |

Nihon Buyo | knee・hon・boo・yo | 
Japanese traditional dance


Japan has a long history of dance, reflected in the oldest surviving text on Japan's origins which features a goddess dancing.  Nihon Buyo, which literally means 'Japanese dance' emerged from the legacy of dance in daily life and in religious settings, and took a more defined shape via various stage arts of the time, most prominently Kabuki (stage drama). Started by Izumo no Okuni, a dancer and attendant at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, Nihon Buyo over the years grew to develop various styles. Today there are the five schools of Nihon Buyo, including Nishikawa (1700), Fujima (1704), Bando(1775), Hanayagi (1849), and Wakayagi(1893). How about experiencing and witnessing firsthand the mesmerizing power of this tradition-laden dance?

 

Things to note |

  • For option 1, please make your booking at least 5 days in advance so that the yukata and footwear can be prepared

  • For option 2, please make your booking at least 3 days in advance so that the kimono and footwear can be prepared

  • The sensu fan will be gifted to participants at the end of the experience

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.