Japanese dance masterclass (Setagaya)

Japanese dance masterclass (Setagaya)

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Learn the elegant moves of Nihon Buyo dance while wearing a kimono

Details

  • Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

  • Private Experience

  • 2 hours in total

  • 3 people max

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)

Refined beauty

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?

What you’ll do

Get dressed in a yukata (traditional summer kimono) assisted by Takujiro (for men) or a female staff (for women), and learn about the history of Nihon Buyo dance. Then, learn one Nihon Buyo dance and watch aperformance by a renowned dancer of the Hanayagi school. At the end, show off your skills and have a photo session in the kimono!

Includes

A certificate of completion as well as a gift of a sensu (folding fan).

Who can attend

Children must be 7+
Max. 3 guests

Availability

Thursday, Friday, & Sunday
Session 1 (13:00 - 15:00)
Session 2 (16:00 - 18:00)

Access

40 minutes from Tokyo Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at least 1 week, or at the latest 3 days, in advance.

  • See cancellation policy here.

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