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Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basics, including how to use the Japanese sword.

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  • Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu
  • Change into a costume of your choice and enjoy a photo session
  • You will receive a certificate of completion and photos

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Come to Samurai Kembu Kyoto theater located in downtown Kyoto (venue address will be provided after you book)

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Samurai Kembu Theater
  • English (Intermediate)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)

Kembu (sword performance), one of many Japanese traditional arts, demonstrates the culture of the samurai, a warrior class that ruled Japan for 700 years. Kembu masters who work to keep the spirit of samurai culture alive perform this 1-hour stage show at Samurai Kembu Theater. Satisfy your intellectual curiosity with in-depth talks, and enjoy both traditional and new-style Kembu performances based on historical tales from the feudal period.
Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour session for an introduction to the basics, or upgrade for a 2-hour session to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. Top off your experience of this traditional Japanese art with a photo session in costume, and take home a certificate of achievement.
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Reviews (4)

  • Anand Anand

    I had a wonderful experience learning samurai kembu from learning basics stances sword drawing and striking to learning how to use the fan. We had a large group of people from Belgium.

    The teachers are masters and are highly skilled and offer a very friendly learning experience. So don't worry you will be in good hands and the samurai uniforms are beautiful in design to wear.

    Must give a go if you are in japan kyoto also you will learn about samurai history.

  • Larry Larry

    Feel the soul of the Samurai.

    Really great experience that truly made you feel like a Samurai.

  • Mark Mark

    What a great experience! The people were lovely and very informative, we did the full demonstration and lesson and it was worth every yen.

  • Samah Samah

    The whole experience was appealing.
    The show and the training.
    They are all nice, patient and have provided us with interesting knowledge about samurai.