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A ballerina in the spotlight

Performing Arts  |  Jul 16 2010

Miyako Yoshida’s journey away from the Royal Ballet

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This is Kabuki: Sakura Giminden

Performing Arts  |  Jun 21 2010

Rap beats set free the souls of Edo peasants into the streets of Shibuya

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Nihon buyo rises to the challenge

Performing Arts  |  Jun 08 2010

Young blood raises the entertainment value of traditional dance

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Edo era gossip media

Performing Arts  |  May 18 2010

Ningyo-joruri-bunraku and the news pulse of the 17th century

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The secrets of Noh’s expressions

Performing Arts  |  May 12 2010

A passion for culture is all you need for Noh

The National Noh Theatre

Performing Arts  |  May 11 2010

This theatre, run by the Japan Arts Council, stages performances of Noh and kyogen – both ...

Tokyo Culture Culture

Performing Arts  |  Mar 29 2010

From headline-grabbing events to smaller gatherings for in-the-know types, Tokyo Culture ...

Dairakudakan Kochuten

Performing Arts  |  Mar 22 2010

Led by acclaimed artistic director Akaji Maro, Dairakudakan (aka ‘Great Camel Battleship’) is ...

Enchanted by ‘Sylvia’

Performing Arts  |  Feb 25 2010

Christopher Newton choreographs a classic for The Tokyo Ballet

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Hyakudan Hina-matsuri

Performing Arts  |  Feb 16 2010

Competing beauty: Hina dolls vs Edo Period architecture

Asakusa Engei Hall

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

Right by Sensoji Temple, a major tourist attraction, you’ll find the Koen Rokku entertainment ...

Suzumoto Engeijo

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

Established in 1857, this is the oldest and most historic entertainment hall in Tokyo. Although ...

Kanze Nogakudo

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

The Kanze association performs a style of traditional Japanese musical drama called Noh. To ...

Kinokuniya Southern Theatre

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

An eight-minute walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station, this theatre is on the seventh ...

Oedo Ueno Hirokojitei

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

This theatre is located on a corner of the Ueno Hirokoji intersection where Chuo Dori and ...

Theatre Komaba Agora

Performing Arts  |  Oct 10 2009

This small theatre has a system that ‘supports young performers through the theatre’, an idea ...

Traditional Japanese theatre: overview

Performing Arts  |  Sep 28 2009

Tokyo's stages bring on the best

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Setagaya Public Theatre

Performing Arts  |  Sep 17 2009

Like the New National Theatre, this venue is a favourite with fans and performers. The main ...

Session House

Performing Arts  |  Sep 17 2009

Dancer Itoh Naoko established Session House in order to give solo dancers the opportunity to ...

Azabu Die Pratze

Performing Arts  |  Sep 17 2009

This cosy space is a locus for cutting-edge dance, performance and butoh, as well as the host ...

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