Samurai Kembu Theater [サムライ剣舞シアター]

Samurai Kembu Theater is a workshop for learning the performance of Samurai.
It is located between Yasaka Shrine and Heian Shrine, and is near Sanjo Street.

"Kembu" is a dance peroformance of Samurai using Japanese sword and fan in time to recitation of a Chinese poem.

It is said that samurais in the middle of the 19th century created this performance for their own mental concentration to encourage the fighting spirit.

The school of "Seiga-ryu" was established in 1965, and this workshop was set up in Kyoto in 2014.
The branch workshop was set up in Tokyo in 2017.

The main program is the demonstration of "Kembu" for 60 minutes.
And you can also join a lesson.

"Full Lesson" takes 1.5 hours and "Light Lesson" takes 1 hour.

You learn first how to use a Japanese sword.
And you learn how to wear the cloth of Samurai.
In full lesson, you learn the manner of Samurai.

To join the lesson, you must make a reservation and payment.

Samurai Kembu

How to get here

The nearest station of subway is Sanjo-Keihan (T11 Tozai Line).
About 100 meters walk from the station.

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