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Samurai Kenbu Show

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Samurai Kenbu Show

The one hour stage show performed by our kenbu masters. You can also satisfy your intellectual curiosity with in-depth talks. It is a Long-run stage since 2014.

*Note: Off-peak season programs
We shorten our business hours and change the available programs in the following periods:
Jan.13th,2020 - Mar.15th, 2020
Please see the detail of the Off-peak season programs here.


In Japan, there are a lot of traditional arts. The tea ceremony, the flower arrangement, the Noh play, and etc. When these arts occur or how they approach a subject are different, but all therse traditional arts show the Japanese people's sence and way of thinking. Kenbu, one of these traditional arts, show the culture of the warrior class, the samurai.

Traditional style Kenbu

Traditional kenbu uses Japanese short poems, whch were mostly written by Samurai before major events in their life.In feudal times, samurai were said to perform Kenbu to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration. Wearing samurai cloths, holding a sword and fan, the samurai spirit is expressed through this traditional performing art.

Practices of the samurai

When Samurai are 6 years old they are given a sword. They learn the responsibility of carrying a dangerous weapon and also gain a sense of pride. We will show you some practices of the samurai.

   The ceremony of a 'Harakiri' (A seppuku)

Free style Kenbu

You can enjoy the free style kenbu performance based on a historical story.

Taking photos

After the performance you can take pictures with the masters.


Evening show 'ODANI' (60min.)  Long-run stage since 2014.
Doors open 17:00
Show 17:15-18:05
Photo & 1 minute sword experience 18:05-18:15
Finish 18:15
Adult 5-11 yrs old
Fees (Tax included) JPY 3,000 JPY 2,000