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Kyoto Gion Corner | Experience 7 kinds of Japanese traditional arts and entertainment

Kyoto Gion Corner | Experience 7 kinds of Japanese traditional arts and entertainment

The Gion Corner in Kyoto is a popular night spot where tourists can experience an overview of 7 kinds of Japanese traditional arts and entertainment in single setting. These arts include:

  • Kyoto-style Dance: An elegant, traditional-style of dance performed by Geisha and Maiko (apprentice) in beautiful Kimonos. Fun fact: "Geisha" in Kyoto are called "Geiko".
  • Ikebana: Traditional Japanese Flower Arrangement based on form and balance of nature with life.
  • Tea Ceremony (Sado): Japanese style tea ceremony that promotes the ideals of purpose, way of thinking, religion, artistic appreciation, and decoration in the tea ceremony and tea room.
  • Japanese Harp (Koto) Performances: The Koto is regarded as a sacred instrument used for inviting the Gods. Standing at about 6ft and said to originate from China, the Koto was first played for Emperors, shrines, and ceremonies.
  • Comic Play: Plays based on Kyogen which is the witty and humerus dialogue between two performers.
  • Gagaku Court Music: Special music played at ceremonial occasions and festivals. There are many traditional instruments, including the Kagura whistle, flute, koto, drums, taiko, and more!
  • Bunraku Puppet Play: A special style of puppet show that was recently registered as an UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009.
Please relax and enjoy this highlight selection of Japanese traditional culture at the Gion Corner.

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