Do you know what Nankin Tamasudare is? It’s a traditional type of street performance. The performer holds a special screen made from foot-long bamboo sticks that are loosely woven with twine. This is rapidly twisted, folded, and extended into various shapes while the performer chants an amusing poem describing the items to a distinctive rhythm. Among the many items portrayed are tai (sea bream), tsurizao (fishing rod), niji (rainbow), and kokki (national flag). I am a professional performer who will offer you the rare chance to join a fun-filled workshop. After a private performance, you will have a hands-on experience with my guidance. You can even change into the special costume and immediately turn into an old-time street-performer—and, of course, take some commemorative photos.
I am an accredited master of Nankin Tamasudare. I studied under Shirato Otohime, the head of Ginza Nankin Tamasudare Shirato Clan, for over 10 years. I became an acting master in 2013, and an accredited master in 2017. This mysterious and enjoyable performance is a lot of fun when you see it. There is fun to play further, and I would like to share it with my friends all over the world.
Rice crackers Or Japanese sweets
Japanese tea or coffee
Costume For the Nankin Tamasudare performance
This experience will take place in a typical Japanese apartment. A little rare tatami-matted room will welcome you. We'll enjoy talking with Japanese style tea and sweets during the performance.
If you want to record the lives of Japanese people in detail, I recommend you bring a camera. We have free wi-fi, so you can share this experience with friends all over the world in real time.
Explore a traditional performing art