Japan Arts Council

National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Traditional Japanese Dance for Adults and Accompanying Children

In traditional Japanese dance, which skillfully include seasonal scenes and people's feelings, there are rich stories to be experienced. This is an introductory performance that even the beginners of traditional Japanese dance can have a good time in a relaxed atmosphere. Let's have a bodily sensation of the charm of traditional performing arts through three steps: Experience, Learn, and Watch!

Performance Date
July 28(Fri.), 2023

Performance Time
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
* End time is an estimate and may vary.

Experience (Starts at 11:45 a.m.)*held before the performance. *advance application required.
Let’s experience traditional Japanese dance!
Prior to the start of the performance, a "hands-on" experience session will be held at the Theatre. You can experience traditional Japanese dance, including choreography of dances, hand props such as an umbrella and a walking stick. You can also enjoy the lessons for beginners by performers. Please feel free to try them!

Learn (Starts at 1:30 p.m.)
Let's learn traditional Japanese dance!
Commentary will be given on traditional Japanese dance with demonstration. In addition to their history, characteristics, and highlights of dance, introduction will be made about the meaning of choreography and the usage of hand props. Let's enjoy learning the world of traditional performing arts together.
Guide : Wakayagi Kaoruko

Dance (Tokiwazu) : "Kaminari-Sendō" (The Lightning and the boatman)
Kaminari : Hanayagi Jutaichirō
Sendō : Nishikawa Senshigerō
Musical accompaniment : Tokiwazu Nakaedayū, Tokiwazu Kikujurō / Tōsha Roei and others

*Audio guide : Not available.
*Subtitles : Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
*English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.
*There will be an intermission.

Tickets(Tax included)

"Learn" and "Watch"
Adults = 3,000yen  /  Students = 2,100yen
Parents = 2,500yen  -  Children = 1,500yen
Seating plan

Booking Opens
May 18 (Thu.), 2023

Box Office
 0570-07-9900 (From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000) in Japanese and English (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)


Counter Sales at the Theatre
available from May 19 (Fri.), 2023(Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. )

in Japanese