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A 60-minute program including a Kenbu stage performances by kenbu masters and an experience of 'Tosenkyo' game, a game using a folding fan.
We currently don't have this program due to COVID-19. We will restart in Sept 2021.
Sword and Kenbu lesson
You will learn how to use a sword, some manners of using it, and perfoming a kenbu piece on stage. The sword is for training and not dangerous.*With a samurai costume rental.
Folding fan and dancelesson
You will learn how to use a Sensu, a Japanese classical folding fan, and a folding fan dance.
3 day (15 hrs) training
You will complete one kenbu/senbu piece by taking 15 hours lessons. Recommended to people who want to 'achieve something' during your staying in the historical city Kyoto.
Kenbu, literally meaning 'sword dance' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the samurai's culture and the spirituality with a Katana sword and a folding fan.
Samurai Kenbu Theater, a dojo (training gym) of Kenbu, offers both Kenbu show and lesson programs for Kyoto visitors. You can learn about, and practice, some aspects of the etiquette of samurai classes with a chance to try on a traditional costume as well as a show performed by Kenbu Masters. Here is your chance to step into the shoes of samurai and experience the cultural heritage of Japan!
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