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Samurai Kembu Show

Samurai Kembu Show

The one hour stage show 'ODANI' and The 30 minute show 'JOHSAI' are performed by our kembu masters. You can also satisfy your intellectual curiosity with in-depth talks.


In Japan, there are a lot of traditional arts. The tea ceremony, the flower arrangement, the Noh play, and etc. When these arts occur or how they approach a subject are different, but all therse traditional arts show the Japanese people's sence and way of thinking. Kembu, one of these traditional arts, show the culture of the warrior class, the samurai.

Traditional style Kembu

Traditional kembu uses Japanese short poems, whch were mostly written by Samurai before major events in their life.In feudal times, samurai were said to perform Kembu to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration. Wearing samurai cloths, holding a sword and fan, the samurai spirit is expressed through this traditional performing art.

Practices of the samurai

When Samurai are 6 years old they are given a sword. They learn the responsibility of carrying a dangerous weapon and also gain a sense of pride. We will show you some practices of the samurai.

   The ceremony of a 'Harakiri' (A seppuku)

Free style Kembu

You can enjoy the free style kembu performance based on a historical story.

Taking photos

After the performance you can take pictures with the masters.


Daytime show 'JOHSAI' (30min.)  NEW (Released in April 2019)
Doors open 10:50
Show 11:00-11:20
Photo & 1 minute sword experience 11:20-11:30
Finish 11:30
Adult 5-11 yrs old
Fees (Tax included) JPY 2,000 JPY 1,000
Evening show 'ODANI' (60min.)  Long-run stage since 2014.
Doors open 17:00
Show 17:15-18:05
Photo & 1 minute sword experience 18:05-18:15
Finish 18:15
Adult 5-11 yrs old
Fees (Tax included) JPY 3,000 JPY 2,000