We will work diligently to communicate Japanese culture
Japan has a wonderful traditional culture
Japanese traditional culture is wonderful.We are hoping for many people to experience it.Japanese understand the charm of their country’s culture.Foreigners will love Japan more. We disseminate and communicate Japanese traditional culture widely and internationally. We would like the Japanese to like more about their country’s culture and charm of their country.We hope the people of the world to experience the Japanese traditional culture and traditional arts cultivated over the years. Entertainment can entertain and please people.We can make you touch the spirituality of the Japanese people.It is excellent in artistic and entertainment.We will revitalize Japan and the world with the power of performing arts.While inheriting the traditional style,Overlaying our sensibility living in the present age. We will go step by step.
Shino-Bue (bamboo flute)
Shino-bue originated in ancient India.It is said that a whistle transmitted from China and the Korean Peninsula is a prototype,with Buddhism.Dry the bamboo and make a hole.It is used in Japanese festival music and folk songs in Japan.From a sharp sound to a soft sound, you can make various sounds.Basically do not use tonguing.Use fingering to change the sound.That performance method creates a unique atmosphere of Shino-bue.
The shamisen is divided by the thickness of the pole (part of the tree, neck).There are “thin rod(HOSO-ZAO)” “middle rod(CHU-ZAO)” “thick rod(HUTO-ZAO)”.The shamisen of NAGA-UTA (used for accompaniment of kabuki etc.) is “thin rod”.Shamisen used for KO-UTA, JI-UTA, TOKIWADU, KIYOMOTO, SHINAI etc. is “middle rod”.GIDAYU and TSUGARU SYAMISEN are called “thick rod”.Originally the Tsugaru Shamisen was an accompaniment instrument for KADODUKE and Tsugaru folk songs.KADODUKE is playing the shamisen at the entrance of the house and getting money and rice.Recently, We have been playing only with the Tsugaru shamisen, and often playing with the Western instrument. It can be said that most of the songs of the Tsugaru Shamisen are ad-lib and easy to match other instruments.
WADAIKO (Japanese Drums)
It is used in festival since ancient times in Japan.We use the thoroughly holed punctured wood. We use it with stretch the animal’s skin.Many of drums are covered with cow’s skin. There are also drums that use pigs and horse skin in some local areas. Originally dedicated to praying to God with wishes.It gradually became established as music to be used for various performances.
Shishimai is a type of Japanese traditional dance.It uses a hand-held lion head puppet, mainly wooden.Shishimai is an expression of Japanese traditional culture through performing arts. Sacred Nature of the Lion Dance The Lion Dance is often seen during New Years events. It confronts misfortune at the beginning of the year. The Shishi eats the misfortunes of the people. It pretends to bite their heads, consuming their troubles.
Thus we hope to enjoy good health and happiness throughout the year.
Lion dance “luck charm” The Lion Dance is an “auspicious” occasion, bringing good luck to Japan since ancient times. Lion Dance offers hospitality to domestic and foreign guests Wedding parties, festive company functions, and various organization events host Shishimai. It’s a popular way to welcome guests from abroad at such receptions. The Lion Dance appears on days of celebration.
Auspicious Lion Dance Japanese culture and customs have long been rooted in “feelings of hope and happiness.” Lion Dance is a leading Japanese symbol of blessings and good fortune. These days it’s common to find people who have never seen Shishimai In the past it was everywhere. What was once ubiquitous can now be thought to be valued even more for it’s rarity. Relatively few people, even Japanese, have actually witnessed a live appearance.
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