Try Kabuki music at a shrine


Did you know Kabuki music was like rock or pop music to people back in the old days?

Well, not just in the past, many Japanese now think it still rocks

This program introduces to you the world of Nagauta, a musical genre of Kabuki theater which is melodious, dramatic and often rhythmic. Guided by young professional artists, you can experience the traditional instruments—shamisen and kotsuzumi—and learn a phrase to play with the professionals, and watch their stunning performances. After the session, you can make a toast with sake (Japanese rice wine).

In this program, you can:

—Experience multiple instruments (shamisen, kotsuzumi, and other drums)
—Play in ensemble with the artists (a rare chance!)
—Watch stunning professional performances
—Have 1 Drink of Sake (the Japanese rice wine), green tea, or other non-alcoholic beverages
—Chat with artists over drinks after the session
—Wear yukata (casual Kimono) with additional fee
—Take home the memory and souvenir of artists’ calligraphic signatures

Program Details

Feb 23 (Thursday)
2 sessions available at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 11 (Saturday) 
2 sessions available at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Regular fee 6,000 yen*
Fee with yukata experience 8,000 yen**

*Includes: instrumental experience, texts, professional performance, 1 drink of sake, green tea or non-alcoholic beverages, souvenir.
**Includes: the above and on-site rental of yukata

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled will incur 100% of the program charge.

Group Lesson of about 20 persons
English-Japanese Translation
Chairs available

After booking, you will receive an email for reservation, which may suggest you to download an app for ticketing. If you do not wish, it’s unnecessary to do so. You can be checked in at the event site by telling us your name for booking.

The event will be photographed and filmed, and the pictures and movies many be used in various media for promotion purposes.

8-14-10 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

2 mins on foot from Nishi-shinjuku Station on Marunouchi Line

Click here for reservations.

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