Traditional Theater Training 2017 invites applicants!

Traditional Theater Training(T.T.T.)invites artists, students, and researchers seeking profound knowledge of Japanese traditional performing arts.

Nationality, gender, and age are unimportant. You will be able to fulfill your curiosity about Japanese traditional performing arts by experiencing their rich skills and spirit through intensive, daily practice with masters in Kyoto, the traditional heart of Japan.

Because a vacancy occurred, we will accept a few more participants only for Kyogen-course.

Application form
You can receive an application form at the Kyoto Art Center
or download one from the link below.


July 18 2017 (Tue) 17:00- (venue: Kyoto Art Center)

July 19 2017 (Wed)- August 7 (Mon) (venue: Kyoto Art Center)

August 8 2017 (Tue) (venue: Oe Noh Theater)


Noh: Shingo Katayama, Hiromichi Tamoi, Nobuyuki Oe
Kyogen: Akira Shigeyama, Yasushi Maruishi, Doji Shigeyama
Nihonbuyo: Yayoi Wakayagi
Kotsuzumi: Yasuko Hisada, Naoko Takahashi

Program Director

Matthew W. Shores


Open to anybody (including researchers) actively involved with artistic forms of expression such as theater and dance. Participants should be able to commit to attending all scheduled sessions, from orientation to the final recital. Participants should have a strong desire to learn about traditional performing arts. Open to all nationalities, ages, and genders.

24 participants total〈approximately 8 per class〉
We will accept a few ones for only Kyogen-course.

General 90,000 yen, Student 85,000 yen
※ Veterans of previous T.T.T. will receive a discount.(Tuition: 60,000 yen)

Application procedures:
Complete the application form and send it to the Kyoto Art Center by post or email (hand deliveries also accepted)

Application period and deadline:
12th June 2017 ~ 30th June 2017
※ We will close calling when we reached to the capacity.

※ All the participants should come with white tabi (split-toed socks) for daily practice. In addition, yukata cotton kimono and an obi belt are required for the recital and the Nihonbuyo daily class. We will advise you how and where to purchase these. (fans cost approximately 4,000 yen; white tabi cost approximately 1,500 yen)


The program directer and Kyoto Art Center carefully reviews and evaluates applications, Applicants will be informed the results in order.


It is the responsibility of participants to arrange their own accommodations. (Kyoto Art Center can provide assistance, if necessary.)

Photo by Takuya Oshima Photo by Takuya Oshima

Photo by Takuya Oshima Photo by Takuya Oshima

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