Music, dance and magic
Experience the traditional performing arts of Japan in the privacy of a Kyoto machiya.
Guests will sit down to a short performance, followed by a workshop where experts will guide them in creating a mini-show. Participants will not only learn about the myths and folklore of Japan but also explore the use of musical instruments, masks and other props.
A unique experience created for Shimaya guests, this is highly recommended for families travelling with children or anyone interested in the roots of Japanese culture.
A Noh performer at the Komatsu South machiya.
Workshop participants get to choose from an array of props amassed from around the world.
A young guest tries a mask representing the god of thunder on his mother.
PHOTOS: JANICE TAY
Booking a workshop
Rooftop space of Komatsu South machiya
60-90 minutes, depending on the age of the participants. Arrangements can also be made for guests who prefer a longer performance to a workshop.
Comfortable for movement
Please note that the performance and workshop may have to be moved indoors or called off depending on the weather.
To book, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org