The Samurai show


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Asakusa is a popular destination for foreign tourists, because of its traditional Japanese culture. We heard that we can see Nagoya’s samurai show here in Asakusa! Their performance was very impressive and I almost forgot to take pictures during the show.

The Samurai show!

Once the samurai dressed in armor appeared on stage, the audience got very excited! At first, all the actors appeared on stage engaging in sword battle. The audience clapped energetically, cheering them up. There were many foreigners in attendance and the story is told in both Japanese and English, so it’s even easy for English speakers to understand.

The Samurai show

The Samurai show

The Samurai show

The Audience also joined in on stage!

Next, the audience got on stage and experienced Ninjutsu sword battle and played with the Geiko. It looked a bit difficult doing it, but everyone looked like they were having fun! It made me so happy to see people of all ages participating in traditional Japanese culture.
In the end, we sang a song with the Bushotai group and the stage curtains closed.

The audience experiencing sword battle
The audience experiencing sword battle
The audience experiencing sword battle
The audience experiencing sword battle
The audience experiencing Ninjutsu
The audience experiencing Ninjutsu
Playing with Geiko
Playing with Geiko

The tourists looked like they were having fun, taking part in sword battle!

e interviewed two tourists from Australia. They came to Japan to celebrate their graduation. They were interested in Manga (especially Dragon Balls), Naruto, and the attack on Titan. They told us that they also visited J world and the Pokemon center. They said that they also enjoyed many Japanese foods including chicken karage, Ramen, Asahi beer, sake, and Yamazaki whiskey!
They talked to us about the show and said that they really enjoyed the workshop for the sword battle and dancing. Their pose looks so well in order.

Tourists from Australia
Tourists from Australia

Tourists from Australia

Even though you can’t see Samurai and Ninja on the streets, you can sense it.

When we ask foreign tourists about their image of Japan, some imagined Samurai and Ninja walking the streets. They were also curious as to why they didn’t see them. Ninja and Samurai are very important to the history of Japan. The core spirit of the Japanese is often inherited from Samurai or Ninja. Old Shrines and Temples are great places where you can experience and feel this spirit. There are a variety of reasons to visit Japan and visiting for the Ninja and Samurai is reason enough.

The Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai Group

You can always see the Bushotai Group in Nagoya!

The Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai group is a group of actors who put on a spectacular performance at Nagoya Castle everyday. They invite tourists to take a tour around the castle with them and will even take pictures for you! If you want to see the Bushotai group, please visit Nagoya Castle. The stage performance is only held on weekends, so please check their schedule!

The Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai Group

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I’m from Mie Prefecture, and a big fan of Yomiuri Giants, Japanese baseball team! I rarely stay at home every weekend, and love to go outside. I feel Japanese locals and the world will be connected soon! I’m trying to make a fun world!

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