Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre

Tokyo, Kanto

The Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre was opened next to the National Theatre of Japan in March, 2003. The first floor displays historical documents such as Kabuki manuscripts called “Dogucho” and multi-colored woodblock prints known as “Nishiki-e” and digital exhibits with images and sounds. On the second floor, there are about 230,000 books on performing arts and 5,000 of them are open to the public. To provide the public with an opportunity to become more familiar with Japanese traditional and contemporary performing arts, a Cultural Digital Library System is now being developed under the auspices of the government. The museum also exhibits on the Internet images which have never previously been accessible for public display.


4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
*Reading room (second floor) 10:00-17:00
New Years holidays, July 1st
[Walk]JR Tokyo Station/On foot/5 min./Tokyo Metro/Otemachi Station/6 min./Hanzoumon Station/On foot/5 min.

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