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In this event, you can experience the dance that the samurais would do before they fight a battle. You can feel the samurai spirit through experiencing the dance.
- Samurai dance show
- Samurai costume dress up
- Samurai dance experience
Kichijoji, Tokyo (the exact address will be provided after you book)
What you need to bring
- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Fluent)
My name is Arai Ryuou. I’m third generation successor of Japanese traditional dance (Kenshibu) and song (Gin-ei) school which is established my great grandmother. I started Gin-ei and Kenshibu at the age of two. I made my stage debut at the age of three on the Japanese Theater.
Since two years old I have practiced these Japanese traditional entertainments almost every day. Finally I have acquired the instructor license. Now as the third-generation successor of the Kinou School, I try to make these Japanese traditional entertainments popular among young people. I performed and lectured of Japanese traditional dance and song on Oxford University in November 2014.
Perform classical Japanese dances and singing (Gin'ei, Ken'bu, and Shibu) with a brief running narrative explaining the significance of the moves and the incantation. Come see for yourself the ambience produced by the stylistic movements, together with the unique costume/objects used in the performance, including "hakama," a skirt-like pair of pants used to be worn by upper-class people, dancing fan, Japanese sword―all pointing to a classical setting. Gin-ei, or Shigin, is a form of Chinese or Japanese poetry chanted. Kenbu is a sword dance performed to the accompaniment of Gin'ei. Shibu is a fan dance accompanied by Gin-ei singing.
Hoping that you would feel unique atmosphere and behavior of Japanese traditional entertainments. Come and see my performance in addition to that, Hakama, Sensu, and Nihon-tou that you can’t usually see.
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Arai was extremely nice! I wasnt sure what we signed up for at first, but it turned out to be very entertaining and fun! It was great dressing up and learning some samurai moves!
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