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traditional culture
2019.02.27

Aim! Workshop to see, laugh and experience

The stage of a samurai who lives in the 21st century
Vol.6
 
Workshop to see, laugh and experience
Great Confucianism

Learning is fun. Play is learning.
When did you encounter this word?

When I was in elementary school, the blue litmus paper used in science experiments turned red when I was immersed in an acidic aqueous solution. With these discoveries and surprises, I can not forget the exciting things from feet to head even now. The wonder brought about by a sheet of paper and liquid stimulated curiosity and became a 'play' beyond 'classes'.

Recently, I have been asked to experience workshops for children.
Until then, I had experience in the workshop, but basically the subjects are adults. It was about 20 minutes at most, with the audience between the program and the program, and having them experience various expression methods such as basic posture, foot, speech and so on.

The first workshop I received at around 30 years old was an event where preschoolers could also participate. We who are not accustomed to children used to show crazy words, teach basic expressions, various footsteps, and various other expression methods and types.

The children got bored.
I got bored in less than 10 minutes.
Some children exited on the way.
The other 50 minutes are for parents.
Though it is an event for children.
That failure I can not forget now.
Well, I just hate to remember ....

Since it is the world of classical arts in the first place, it is embarrassing for myself that I thought it would be terrible to break the form.
First of all, I thought about what I lack and what I should do to have fun. It was almost like replacing cells in the body.

The workshop is not learning but playing. With such feelings, I arranged various things.

Self-made crazy message picture-story show.
Fan kid who can make original fan.
There will also be times when you can try on the costumes of Kyogen.
Over the next few years I was able to create an "inspiring workshop" where you can enjoy the "real" and "type" without breaking it.
Faces and funny figures that laugh at watching children's crazy words.
The experience is full of energetic movements and split loud voices.
A figure that expresses themselves confidently.
Seeing the appearance of the child sitting behind, gradually getting forward, I got a little more confident.

What exactly is the attraction of "classical arts" in a true sense?
What is the "traditional arts" that should really be valued?
I strongly want to be a place to learn such things while "playing" such things.