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Dancing Mind: Ryukyuan Dance at Ginza Six

Ginza Six is the location for a performance of Ryukyuan dance on Nov 9 and there are five free tickets on offer to lucky Metropolis readers. This is a rare chance to see Ryukyuan dance, a traditional performing art originating…

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Japanese traditional Rakugo comedy in English

Come and discover Japanese traditional Rakugo comedy in English! Rakugo is often described as a Japanese “kneeled-down” comedy show. Indeed, the performer, dressed in a traditional kimono, tells a story while kneeling on a cushion. Although, Rakugo is more than…

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Kagura: Theater from Heaven

The slow, steady beats of the taiko drum hang in the air as a lone actor poses midstage. He is clad in an elaborate, kimono-like outfit with long hair flowing over his shoulders. The monotonic rhythm is pierced by the…

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