Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose 1-hour session for an introduction to basics level lesson or take 2-hour session to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. On top of this traditional Japanese art experience, you will have a photo session in the costume, and receive a certificate of achievement. Make your way to the dojo, conveniently located in downtown Tokyo, where you’ll meet your instructor for a 1 or 2-hour lesson of the traditional art of Kembu.
The lesson will start by watching a three-minute film that introduces the general concepts of samurais and warriors that ruled Japan from the 12th to 19th century. After the further orientation from your instructor, you’ll put on Japanese-style socks, tie a white belt and receive a sword to be used during the lesson.
After you learn to bow, the instructor will show you how to draw the curved samurai sword and replace it in the scabbard. Once you’ve mastered this difficult technique, you will be given time to practice to strike the sword and to make the cutting sound.
During the break, you will change into a costume of your choice and enjoy a photo session. Then continue wielding your sword to improve the technique.
If you book 2-hour lesson, continue to learn stylized movements of samurai, including how to walk and how to use the folding fan if you wish. Complete your session with some challenging Kembu choreography, which you will perform with your sword on stage, accompanied by a poem and music.
Alternatively, you can watch a demonstration of samurai performance! During traditional Kembu performances, watch trained masters wield swords and recite short Japanese poems written by samurai before going to battle.
Timing: 10am, 2pm, 5pm
Samurai Kembu Experience in Tokyo
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Located in Ginza
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