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Samurai Kenbu Show

Samurai Kenbu Show

The stage show performed by our kenbu masters. You can satisfy your intellectual curiosity with in-depth talks.
After the show, you can take photos with performers and also will have a casual experiences of a tosenkyo game using a folding fan.


A narrator will give you a brief explanation about the theater and Kenbu. 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.

Performances of the 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 show you can take pictures with the masters.

Tosenkyo game

Tosenkyo literally means 'throwing a folding fan game.' You throw a folding fan toward the target on a box, and compete how its form is beautiful.


Morning (60min.) 11:15
*We currently don't have this show program due to COVID-19. We will reopon in Sept. 2021.
Doors open 11:00
Show 11:15-11:45
Tosenkyo game 11:45-12:15
Finish 12:15

Afternoon (60min.) 16:15
*We currently don't have this show program due to COVID-19. We will reopon in Sept. 2021.
Doors open 16:00
Show 16:15-16:45
Tosenkyo game 16:45-17:15
Finish 17:15
Adult 5-11 yrs old
Fees (Tax included) JPY 3,000 JPY 2,000


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