Posts Tagged ‘ traditional arts ’

Where to see Noh in Japan

Aug 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, History & Culture

It’s art in the park, Japanese style…one of Japan’s oldest traditional performing arts will be enacted in the shadows of historic Osaka Castle in the Kansai region of Japan this month but you can also witness it outdoors on Sado Island and in Tokyo or Okinawa in a more traditional setting at various times throughout […]

An Evening Amongst Geisha

Jul 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

The arts of the Geisha are not often witnessed by foreigners or even the ordinary Japanese, so I was told by my host Takehara-san.  The six Geisha districts of Tokyo, Shinbashi, Akasaka, Asakusa, Kagurazaka, Mukoujima and Yoshicho, have teamed up with Muromachi Fukutokujuku to present performances that are a great way to “feel”  Japanese culture […]

Kabuki-za Gala Farewell Performances

Apr 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

The Kabuki-za Theater is Tokyo’s Ginza district is presenting a series of gala farewell performances over the next year to honor the historic theater before it is torn down in 2010 and to make way for a new highrise structure that is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2013 season.  The Kabuki-za Theatre […]