Experiencing Osaka’s Culture and Arts

In preparation for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, the Osaka Prefecture, the City of Osaka, and the Osaka Culture and Arts Project Organizing Committee

are working to create an environment where visitors to Osaka can experience and enjoy the attractiveness of Osaka’s culture and arts under the Japan Cultural Expo 2.0 program by the Japan Arts Council and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

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EVENT COOL JAPAN PARK OSAKA Special Evening Performance

Japanese Traditional Music Concert in OSAKA
〜 Resonance of Japanese Musical Instruments 〜

Enjoy innovative fusion between traditional and contemporary popular music; Kawachi Ondo folksongs from Osaka, Okinawan music, and popular music featuring Japanese instruments.

Part 1Kawachi Ondo Meets Okinawan Music

Kawachi Ondo has been evolving as popular folk songs, originated in Kawachi Region in Osaka, since 400 years ago. Okinawan music has its unique history and melodies. Both have been beloved and enjoyed among Japanese people. Now, it’s time to introduce them to the world.

Performers:
KAWACHIYA Kikusuimaru、Celebration Champloo
Songs:
Hana, Kawachi Ondo de Yoru wo Buttobase, and more
Celebration Champloo
Celebration Champloo
KAWACHIYA Kikusuimaru
KAWACHIYA Kikusuimaru

Part 2Special Live Performance of Japanese Instruments

A special live performance by the Ryoma Quartet, blending traditional Japanese instruments with a violin, creating completely new Japanese style music for audiences in and outside Japan.

Performers:
Ryoma Quartet
Songs:
YAMATO, Venus, and more
Ryoma Quartet
Ryoma Quartet

Admission free

Date and time:
Concert begins at 20:00 (doors open at 19:30), Friday, November 24, 2023
Venue:
TT Hall at Cool Japan Park Osaka
3-6 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Use the 2D barcode or URL to apply.
https://forms.office.com/r/LxtcuZ0GEA

Application period:
10:00 a.m. Nov. 1 to 5:00 p.m. Nov. 23, 2023.
Seats:
Approx. 600 available (first come first served basis)
  • Application will close when reaching the capacity.
  • Reservation of specific seats is not available.
  • Application results will be notified by email.
  • Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Inquiries

Secretariat for Environment Improvement Projects for Inbound Tourism Projects Relating to Osaka's Culture and Arts(c/o JTB Corp. Osaka Business Div. I)

TEL:06-6260-4780(From 9:30 to 17:30 on weekdays)

MAIL:osaka-culture-art@jtb.com

This project is being commissioned under the Japan Cultural Expo 2.0 (Commissioned-type) program for fiscal year 2023.

The Osaka Prefectural and City governments and the Osaka Culture and Arts Projects Organizing Committee are striving to create an environment in which everyone can enjoy Osaka’s diverse arts and culture during Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
This project is a part of that effort, in which we endeavor to improve the environment for universal enjoyment of entertainment, e.g., through nighttime performances and multilingual commentary.

TT Hall at Cool Japan Park Osaka

COOL JAPAN PARK OSAKA

World-class stage entertainment is brought to the world from Osaka! This facility opened in Osaka Castle Park on February 23, 2019, as a new entertainment hub in Osaka.

Official website: https://cjpo.jp/

From November 27 to December 10, 2023 *Closed on December 3. Special access of Yamamoto Noh Theater

山本能楽堂にある舞台

A special tour of the Yamamoto Noh Theater, a Registered Tangible Cultural Property.
Visitors can also enjoy special displays and activities, like trying on Noh masks and costumes.

Admission free

Date and time:
Nov. 27 – Dec. 10, 2023 ※Closed on Dec. 3
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ※No reservations required (except for groups of 10 or more).
Venue:
Yamamoto Noh Theater
1-3-6, Tokui-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Getting There

5 min walk from Exit 4 of Tanimachi 4-chome Sta.(C18, T23) on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi and Chuo Lines. From the exit, head north along Tanimachi-suji Ave. Turn left at the first corner (Hotel Sun White). Cross a street and it's immediately on your left.

Inquiries (including group reservations) to

Yamamoto Noh Theater

Phone:+81-(0)6-6943-9454(Business hours: 10:00 to 17:00. Closed irregularly.)

Email Address:tour@noh-theater.com

This event is a 2023 Japan Cultural Expo 2.0 project held under commission.

The Osaka Prefectural and City governments and the Osaka Culture and Arts Projects Organizing Committee are striving to create an environment in which everyone can enjoy Osaka's diverse arts and culture during Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
This project is a part of that effort, in which we endeavor to improve the environment for universal enjoyment of entertainment, e.g., through early morning opening and content that meets a diverse range of tastes, such as costume try-ons.

Yamamoto Noh Theater

A Noh theater, which nestles in an Osaka business district. Built in 1927, its near-century of history has been eventful. It burnt down during WWII but was rebuilt in 1950. In December 2006, it was officially designated a Registered Tangible Cultural Property, and remains a priceless example of the Tanimachi Noh Theater tradition.

Official website: http://www.noh-theater.com/

PROMOTION

Q Plaza Shinsaibashi

PR events will be held to promote the CJPO Special Evening Performance Resonance of Japanese Musical Instruments on Friday, November 24, 2023, and the Special Free Opening of the Yamamoto Noh Theater from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Date and time:
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2023
Venue:
Q Plaza Shinsaibashi Event Space (1-1-10, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)

Tombori Riverwalk (west side of the north end of Ebisubashi Bridge)

Tombori, a spot visited by many foreign tourists, will be the venue for experience-based events and stage performances.
This is an opportunity to experience the culture and arts that Osaka is proud of and to see authentic traditional performing arts free of charge.

Date and time:
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Venue:
North end of Ebisubashi Bridge (Dotonbori 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
  • Japanese drum performance. For illustrative purposes only.
    *Japanese drum performance. For illustrative purposes only.

    Visitors will see a Noh performance, a Japanese drum performance and a joint performance of Japanese harp, shakuhachi bamboo flute and dance.

    Performers:

    Noh play:
    Yamamoto Noh Theater actors
    Japanese drum:
    Japanese drum performance troupe Koma
    Japanese harp:
    Shoko Kikutake
    Shakuhachi bamboo flute:
    Chozan Imoto
    Dance:
    Mayu Shirai
  • Playing a shamisen. For illustrative purposes only.
    *Playing a shamisen. For illustrative purposes only.

    Come and experience traditional Japanese performing arts.

    ■Noh mask
    Experience of wearing a Noh mask and Noh costume.
    ■Japanese drum
    Experience of playing a Japanese drum and its powerful sound.
    ■Knee drum and small hand drum
    Experience of playing a knee drum and a small hand drum.
    ■Shamisen and Japanese harp
    After listening to a performance, have the experience of playing each instrument.

For people who are engaged in culture and the arts, seminars are held to promote the development of an environment that welcomes inbound tourists.

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