Edohaku Traditional Theater Arts

Past Event

“Sunflower Variety Show” (Himawari Yose) - Edo-Tokyo Museum Variety Show -

The “Edo-Tokyo Museum Variety Show” (Edo-haku yose) is held during special holiday seasons.

At this time of year, we organize “Sunflower Variety Show” (Himawari yose) which includes dance, acrobatics and other traditional performing arts that everyone from adults to kids can enjoy. We hope you will enjoy it.

The schedule and content of the shows are as follows.

※Some programs are performed in Japanese.


【Admission】 Free ※Admission fee is charged for permanent exhibition
【Venue】 In front of Nakamura-za kabuki theater, Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area


■ Kappore Kappore is the dance that was popular among the common people in the Meiji era from the late Edo period.
Date and Time: Sat. Jul. 13
①11:30〜12:00, ②13:30〜14:00


■ Daikagura Daikagura is traditional Japanese acrobatics.
Date and Time: Wed. Aug. 14
①11:45〜12:00, ②13:45〜14:00


■ Shinnai Shinnai is a performance of sentimental Japanese “joruri” ballad drama.
Date and Time: Sun. Jul. 21, Sun. Jul. 28, Sun. Aug. 25
①11:30〜12:00, ②13:30〜14:00


■ Juggling  007_Juggling_Straight-Matsuura
Date and Time:  ①11:45〜12:00, ②13:45〜14:00 on Fri. Aug. 9, Sun. Aug. 11
 ①11:30〜11:45, ②13:30〜13:45 on Tue. Aug. 13


■ Kaidan  Kaidan is Japanese Ghost story.
※The performer talks Japanese.
Date and Time: The following Fridays – Jul. 19, Jul. 26, Aug. 2,  Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23, Aug. 30
The show on Aug. 2 will be performed in the Small Hall on the 1st floor.
No extra fee is required to watch the show. (Admission fee is charged for permanent exhibition.)


■ Mimicry 009_Mimicry_Edoya-Koneko
Date and Time: Sun. Aug. 11
 ①11:30〜11:45, ②13:30〜13:45


■ Mimicry of the animal  003_Mimicry_Edoya-Manekineko
Date and Time:  ①11:30〜11:45, ②13:30〜13:45 on Mon. Jul. 15
 ①11:30〜11:45, ②13:30〜13:45 on Wed. Aug. 14


■ Paper cutting  Kamikiri is traditional Japanese paper cutting. Kamikiri 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.
Date and Time:  Mon. Aug. 12, Tue. Aug. 13, Thu. Aug. 15, Sun. Aug. 18
 ①11:45〜12:00, ②13:45〜14:00


■ Rakugo talk  003_Rakugo_Sanyutei-Kinpachi
 ※The performer talks Japanese.
Date and Time:  Sun. Jul. 14, Mon. Jul. 15
 ①11:45〜12:15, ②13:45〜14:15


■ Zokkyoku Zokkyoku is Japanese folk song.
Date and Time:  ①11:30〜12:00, ②13:30〜14:00 on Sun. Jul. 14

 ①11:30〜11:45, ②13:30〜13:45 on Fri. Aug. 9, Mon. Aug. 12, Thu. Aug. 15, Sun. Aug. 18


※The program contents may be subject to change without notice.