The “Ota Traditional Japanese Culture Festival,” with the theme of rediscovering the fun of traditional Japanese culture, will be held at the Ota-Kumin Hall “Aprico.”

There will be live painting by sumi-e illustrator Hidekichi Shigemoto, a koto performance by living national treasure Fumiko Yonekawa, as well as picture story shows and Tsugaru-shamisen performances to enjoy. You can also participate in workshops for calligraphy, tea ceremony, traditional Japanese music and dance, as well as Japanese taiko drums. We will be giving “You did it!” bracelets to those who participate in these workshops and, if you collect three or more colors, they can be traded in for prizes (limited to 300). Participation in the traditional Japanese dance and Japanese taiko drum workshops requires pre-registration by January 28th. (For more information:

This is your chance to “see,” “hear,” “touch” and “experience” traditional Japanese culture!

Getting there

3 minute walk from the east exit of Kamata Station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, Tokyu Tamagawa Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line

7 minute walk from the west exit of Tokyu Kamata Station on the Keikyu Line

More information

  • Ota-Kumin Hall “Aprico” (Entire Building)
  • February 12, 2017 (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm (Planned Times)
  • Free admission