Tokyo Samurai Kembu

Cultural & Theme Tours in Japan
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Tour description

Ever fancied experiencing the life and culture of a Samurai for real? Look no further as you can now do so at our TOKYO Samurai Kembu workshop!“Kembu” is a traditional Japanese stage performance art that utilizes the Katana (traditional Japanese sword) and traditional Japanese fan while expressing the poems that were sung/recited by the Samurai. Tokyo Samurai Kembu is an authentic Samurai experience workshop gym (Dojo) located near Ginza area in Tokyo. Try on clothes that are worn in Kembu performances, learn how to handle a Japanese sword and Japanese fan the fun way and experience the way of the Samurai for yourself!Should you be coming to Tokyo, we would highly recommend adding this unique and mind-enriching traditional Japanese experience to your itinerary. We look forward to welcoming you at our workshop.

Full lessonAn authentic course which allows you to experience the Samurai Spirit through performing “Kembu”, a traditional Japanese art. Learn basic techniques of “Kembu” such as handling a Japanese sword, performing slashing techniques and some simple samurai actions. You can also learn how to handle a Japanese fan and the way of bowing and walking in traditional arts.Program Schedule • Doing the traditional Japanese bow, beginning the lesson • Types of Japanese sword and how to handle them • Unsheathing, slashing and sheathing with the Japanese sword • Trying on the Kimono or Hakama (if applicable), commemorative photoshoot • How to walk, simple movements of the samurai and using the Japanese fan • Try your hand at performing “Kembu” to the poems written by a samurai

What's included

  • English-speaking local guide/instructor
  • Photo shoot
  • Tenugui towel (Japanese traditional towel)
  • Lesson completion certificate

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities