Once upon a time, almost every village in Chino had a stage that was both a place of worship and entertainment. The villagers, who were both entertainers and spectators, would perform during festivals held in honor of the god protecting the village. With time the stages slowly disappeared, substituted by television, but one still stands after more than two centuries. That's the setting for our activity.
The guides of this experience are the members of Senryu Daiko, a group of locals who protect the traditional art of Suwa Drums- one of Japan’s oldest styles, where different types of drums are combined to form an orchestra. After learning the history and basics of the Suwa drums, you will rehearse together a song which you will then perform on stage. This activity also involves a guided tour of the village.
|April to November
|14 days before the activity day
*In some cases, it may be possible to organize the activity even with a shorter notice.
Arrival at Tsukinoki Community Center
Learn the basics of Japanese drums and rehearse a song
Guided village walking with local grandpa
Arrival at stage (greet the village god at the shrine near the stage)
Private performance by Senryu Daiko
|No. of participants
|Min. 2 persons / Max. 20 persons
*It is possible to organize the tour for larger groups. Please consult our team.
|JPY 72,600/ group (tax incl.)
|Included in the price
|Lesson, tour, English-speaking guide
|7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
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