“The night scene” is one of the charm of Kagurazaka. Many elements of its unique culture have developed. Stroll through the stone-paved alleys and black-board walls during this magical time and indulge yourselves in traditional arts at stylish restaurants. We welcome you to discover the charm of Kagurazaka that you can only see at night.
Shop Strolling / Live Performances of Traditional Performing Arts
Mini live performances at restaurants, cafes and live music clubs by traditional performing artists representing Kagurazaka.
- November 11th (Sat), 2017
- *No postponement for rain
- Rito Kitchen 16:00-16:40:
Kanda Riei (“Kodan” storytelling) and Tsuruga Wakasanojo Shamisen Troupe (Tsuruga Isekichi and “Shinnai-Bushi” music and others)
- Enkaen 16:00-16:45:
Cyril Coppini (“Rakugo” storytelling) and Hiyama Umekichi (“Zokkyoku” music)
17:00-17:40: Wakajishikai (Japanese percussions)
19:00-19:40: Kasuga Toyotokuhana (“Kouta” music)
Okamura Shintaro (“Jiuta” music and “Sou” Japanese harp)
Free (Separate charge for food and drink)
*Admission tickets will be distributed at each venue one hour before each event starts.
Street Performances in Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka’s back alleys with stone pavements and black-board walls are a must-see. Take these hidden streets and encounter the “Shinnai Nagashi” shamisen (Japanese three-string guitar) troupe led by Tsuruga Wakasanojo, a living national treasure who lives in Kagurazaka, and the musicians performing “Iori Uta” from Johana Hikiyama Festival.
Shinnai Nagashi Performance
- November 11th (Sat), 2017 around 16:30-17:30 and 18:30-19:30
- November 12th (Sun), 2017 around 12:30-13:00, 14:00-14:30 and 15:30-16:00
- Streets of Kagurazaka (Starting from Jinai Park)
- Tsuruga Wakasanojo shamisen troupe (Tsuruga Isekichi and others)
Johana Hikiyama Festival (Iori Uta)
- November 11th (Sat), 2017 around 15:00-16:00 and 17:30-18:30
- November 12th (Sun), 2017 around 12:00-12:40, 13:10-13:50 and 14:20-15:00
- Streets of Kagurazaka (Starting from Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple)
- Houtetsu Kai (Johana folk performing art of Nanto city, Toyama Prefecture)