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What We Do

​ Agency for Cultural Affairs Regional Culture Department (tentative name) establishment support project


The "Cultural Agency Regional Culture and Culture Department (tentative name) Foundation Support Project" is a culture that promotes work style reforms at schools and ensures that children have opportunities for continuous, high-quality and diverse cultural and artistic activities. In order to build a system for the regional transition of club activities and to improve the environment for sustainable cultural and artistic activities, a model project for shifting the cultural club activities on holidays to the region [Regional club activity promotion project], and children Establishment of a new "Community Culture Club" (tentative name) and improvement of the environment for sustainable cultural and artistic activities so that opportunities for continuous and high-quality activities that can replace school club activities can be secured in familiar areas. We will carry out a model project [Regional Culture Club (tentative name) establishment support project] to carry out.  


The Japan Traditional Culture Association has been commissioned by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Regional Culture and Music Department (tentative name) establishment support project, and is implementing the support project this year as well as last year.  

​ Agency for Cultural Affairs Child development promotion project by cultural arts / Artist dispatch project
<School application method>

The Japan Traditional Culture Association is planning to carry out the "Agency for Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Comprehensive Child Development Project / Artist Dispatch Project <School Application Method>" from next year.  


  1. What is a comprehensive child development project based on culture and art?  
    "Comprehensive project for raising children through cultural arts (artist dispatch project)" dispatches artists to elementary schools, junior high schools, special needs schools, high schools, etc., and gives lectures, shows practical skills, and provides practical training for children. It is a project that aims to cultivate our rich creativity, imagination, thinking ability, communication ability, etc., to foster future artists and audiences, and to lead to the creation of excellent cultural arts. You can raise your interest in art and feel familiar with it through valuable experiences.  

  2. What is a school open recruitment type?  
    It is a form of comprehensive child development project aimed at supporting the holding of appreciation and hands-on classrooms for cultural and artistic groups desired by elementary schools, junior high schools, special needs schools, etc. You can invite artists from cultural and artistic organizations that the school wants as instructors to listen to performances and receive practical instruction.  


[Target] Elementary school / Junior high school / Secondary school / Special needs school / High school, etc.  

* We are planning to hold the event in the 5th year of Reiwa. Please contact us for details.  


National Youth Education and Education Promotion Organization "Children's Dream Fund Grant Activity"


The Children's Dream Fund is a fund in which the national government and the private sector cooperate to support children's experiences and reading, and to support the healthy development of children. At the Japan Traditional Culture Association, you can interact with friends of all ages, regions, and schools through Japanese musical instruments, and interact with Japanese music experts to foster a spirit of valuing Japanese traditional culture and create a rich emotion. We are conducting a workshop business for the purpose of nurturing.  


[Main recruitment areas]  

  • Minato-ku Arisu Iki-iki Plaza (Hiroo Subway Station

  • Minato-ku Aoyama Lifelong Learning Center (Omotesando Subway Station)

  • Minato-ku Lifelong Learning Center Balloon (JR Shimbashi station)

  • Minato-ku Konan Iki-iki Plaza (JR Shinagawa station)

  • Bunkyo-ku Kinro Fukushi Kaikan (JR Komagome station)

  • Koto-ku Furuishiba Cultural Center (Monzennakacho Subway Station)

  • Koto-ku Toyosu Cultural Center (Toyosu Subway Station)

  • Shinagawa-ku Gotanda Cultural Center (JR Gotanda Station)

  • Meguro-ku Dendo Jyu Ku Residential Center Mita Branch, (JR Meguro station)

  • Ota-ku Haginaka Culture Center (Keikyu Anamoriinari Station)

  • Setagaya-ku Sakura-shinmachi Kumin Gathering Center, (Sakura-shinmachi Station on the Denentoshi Line)

  • Shibuya-ku Nagayato Social Education Center (Ebisu Station on JR Ebisu Line)

  • Shibuya-ku Sendagaya Social Education Center(JR Sendagaya station)

  • Kita-ku Tabata Fureai-kan (JR Tabata and Komagome Stations)

  • Machida City Machida Citizens' Forum, Minami Citizens' Center (JR Machida station)

  • Yokohama City Kuraki Nohbutai (JR Isogo station)

  • Sagamihara City Kamitsuruma Community Center (Odakyu Line Sagami-Ono Station)

  • Sagamihara City Fujino Central Community Center (JR Fujino station)

  • Misato City Cultural Hall (JR Misato Station)

* Please see here for details such as the date and time and how to apply.

​ Comprehensive performance "Ra Kka Yo Yo"

Sing for Joy, Dance for Joy

Traditional Japanese culture is diverse, including music, dance, and painting. Association of Classical Japanese Arts started a performance in March 2021 with the aim of disseminating the beauty of various genres of Japanese traditional culture to the world.  


In addition to the enthusiastic performances on the main stage by many performers who agree with our purpose, we will connect the performances of Sendai City Suzume Odori, North Carolina, California resident performers online, in Japanese and English. We are delivering live to the world with commentary. All of these performances are also recorded and distributed on YouTube. In the lobby of the venue, we will introduce activities and works of traditional Japanese culture (bonseki, etc.) other than performing arts. We plan to continue expanding the circle of activities of various traditional Japanese cultures in Japan and overseas.  

 The great power of many performers who agree with our purpose spreads in a larger circle, and the tradition that must be preserved and passed down and the tradition that should be flexibly changed. While continuing to ask sincerely what it should be, we will vigorously carry out activities to properly pass on traditional Japanese culture to future generations.  


​ International Exchange


Association of Classical Japanese Arts provides an opportunity to appreciate and experience better traditional Japanese culture through concerts and workshops not only in Japan but also overseas.  


[Overseas performance history]  

  • 1984 "Music of the 16th Century / East and the West" (USA: University of Colorado Music Hall)  

  • 1984 Denver Taiko and Joint Concert (USA: Denver Disto Church, Colorado)  

  • 2000 Japan Festival (Austria: Vienna Concerto House)

  • 2007 St. Petersburg Japanese Culture Festival (Russia: St. Petersburg National Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theater)

  • 2010 Japan-China Music Exchange Performance (People's Republic of China: Shanghai)

  • 2015 KOTO Concert (Republic of Slovenia: Ljubljana Spanski Borch)

  • 2015 Joint Concert with Croatian National Folk Dance Company (Croatia: Lysineski Hall)

  • 2015 World Intangible Heritage KLAPA and Joint Concert (Croatia: St. Donato Church)

  • 2015 Workshop at Zagreb University

  • 2019 Hungary Japan Friendship Association co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Hungary: Aranytíz Kultúrház ( Golden House of Culture )

  • 2019 KOTO Concert (Embassy of Japan in Budapest)

  • 2019 Estahaj Foundation co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Austria: “ Tarditionelles japanisches Konzert der Gruppe“ Itoza ” ” (Austria Eisenstadt Haydn Hall)

  • 2019 KOTO Concert (Embassy of Japan in Vienna)  

​ Volunteer activities

Association of Classical Japanese Arts holds appreciation meetings and workshops at various educational institutions, welfare facilities, and local events.  


Educational institution

[Classes are held once or twice a month, and the results are announced on the stage]

  • Yokohama City Serigaya Minami Elementary School Dream Class (2004-)

  • Shinagawa-ku Third Hino Elementary School Smile School (2015-)

  • Minato Ward Shinmei Children's Junior and Senior High School Plaza (2017-)

[Examples of educational institutions conducting workshops]

  • Minato Ward Akasaka Library

  • Konan Elementary School, Minato Ward

  • Minato Ward Hiroryo Junior High School

  • Access English School Children Gotanda School

  • United School of Tokyo

  • Koto Ward Third Sunamachi Elementary School

  • Koto Ward No. 6 Sunamachi Elementary School

  • Koto Ward Fukagawa Elementary School

  • Ota Ward Haneda Elementary School

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Matsubara High School part-time system

  • Temple University Japan

  • Musashino Art University Open Campus

  • Kawarazuka Elementary School, Matsudo City

  • East Tennessee State University, USA

  • LEAF Global Arts , North Carolina, USA

Elderly facilities / hospitals, etc.

  • Shibaura Konan District Elderly Counseling Center

  • Alive Mejiro

  • Granda Mejiro Shinjuku

  • Otowa Ebisu no Sato

  • Suncare Togoshi Ginza

  • Aria Meguro Senzoku

  • Aria Himonya

  • Charm Premier Rural Chofu

  • Tokyu Wellina Care Oyamadai

  • Showa University Karasuyama Hospital Rehabilitation Center

  • Life & Senior House Nippori

  • Day Home Yuri no Kigami Kamishakujii

  • Day Service Toritsu Nishiichinoe

  • Joy Stage Hachioji

  • Tsukui Komae Day Service Center

  • Warakuhisa Senior Residence Nagatsuta

  • Life Commune Kita Kamakura

Local event  

  • Konno Hachimangu annual festival dedication performance (twice a year)  

  • Roppongi Hills New Year (January 2nd and 3rd every year: Koto performance and workshop)  

  • Syrian Refugee Assistance Charity Event de <Support>  

  • Minato Ward Area Genki Fair 

  • Gotenyama Sakura Festival 

  • Shinagawa Spring Terrace Spring Lala ♪ Spring Concert 
    (Shinagawa Season Terrace) etc.  

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