Same-Day Registration Accepted

2020.02.29(Sat) 12:30〜13:00

Traditional Culture Experience Program for Foreign Visitors

We organize accessible short programs that offer foreign visitors and others the opportunity to gain authentic first-hand experience of traditional culture and performing arts.


【Date】 Every Saturday from April 6, 2019 to March 28, 2020 (Except October 5 and December 28, 2019)

①12:30 – 13:00、②14:00 – 14:30、③16:00 – 16:30

【Admission】 Free ※Admission fee is charged for permanent exhibition
【Age limit】 No age limitations
【Venue】 Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area


■Wazuma: Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Mar. 21
Wazuma is traditional magic that has been handed down from 400 years ago. This magic was extremely popular among the masses in the Edo period. An instructor will explain the brief history of wazuma while providing you the opportunity to try it out.


■Kyokugei: Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Feb. 29, Mar. 14, Mar. 28
Kyokugei is a traditional Japanese acrobatics. You can see the Kasamawashi performance which means rotating an umbrella with some objects, as well as gokai-jawan, using a long rod to support some objects on top of the rod. In Japan, the Kasamawashi is particularly popular and also believed to be very auspicious. You can try performances such as kasamawashi and kamitate (a part of gokai-jawan).


■Kamikiri (paper cutting):

Jan. 4, Feb. 15, Mar. 7

Traditional Japanese paper cutting is an improvised art which a performer creates only by a sheet of paper and scissors, according to audience’s requests.
In this program, you will cut the paper based on some themes. You can take the paper cutout home after you finish it.

※Performance time on Jan. 4 will change from 14:00 – 14:30 to 14:30 – 15:00.


※The program contents may be subject to change.


Organized by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Supported by & in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Supported by RAKUGO GEIJYUTSU association

Inquiries: Tokyo Tradition Office, Arts Council Tokyo

TEL: 03-5428-3655(10:00~18:00)

E-mail: info@tokyo-tradition.jp