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  February 2016

Summer Programs


The 32nd annual Traditional Theater Training 2016 is a three-week summer intensive training program that introduces the traditional arts of noh, kyogen, and Nihonbuyo held at the Kyoto Art Center. The program is based on the practice-recital approach, and aims to allow participants from all over the world to learn the skills and spirit of traditional performing arts.

This year's program is scheduled to begin in late July and end in early August (approx. three weeks). The instructors will be Shingo Katayama, Hiromichi Tamoi, and Nobuyuki Oe (noh); Akira Shigeyama, Yasushi Maruishi, and Doji Shigeyama (kyogen); and Yayoi Wakayagi and pupils (Nihonbuyo). Fluency in Japanese is not required of participants, though lessons will typically be given in the language (with interpreters on hand). 

Applications will be open from February 2016 and discounts are given to early applications, students, and artists. For more information please contact Kyoto Art Center (in Japanese or English) at or +81(0)75-213-1000. Alternatively, you can visit the KAC website:



The Research Centre for Traditional Japanese Music of Kyoto City University of Arts is happy to announce an intensive three-day course in Japanese music held on 16-18 August 2016

Following a successful inaugural course last year, PENDULUM II is now being planned for August 2016. 

This short intensive course introduces many of the genres of traditional Japanese music that have been transmitted to the present and are still actively performed. We discuss the varied ways of experiencing musical modernity in the context of the overwhelming dominance of western music in Japan. The course provides an accessible overview of Japanese music culture for non-Japanese participants, including performers, composers and musicologists. It is also open to Japanese participants who are interested in an international perspective on Japanese music. 

The genres to be covered include gagaku, sh
ōmyō, and shakuhachi and koto music. The narrative genres of heike and jōruri and their place in the nō, bunraku and kabuki theatres are introduced. Participants have hands-on encounter with some genres during learning sessions.

Location:   Kyoto City University of Arts
Schedule:  Morning session 10:00-13:00, Afternoon session 14:00-17:00 
         5,000 yen
Lecturer and convenor: Alison Tokita, Director, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, with guest lecturers to be confirmed

Registrations to be received by Monday August 1, 2016 by email.
Payment will be made in cash on the first day of the course, between 9:00 and 10:00.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide accommodation assistance. Enquiries can be made by emailing course convenor, Alison Tokita:

Conference Information


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Seminar Information


Please see the pamphlet below.

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