Ginkenshibu is a collective term for the traditional Japanese performing arts “Gin-ei” (recitation of classical Chinese and Japanese poetry) and “Ken-shibu” (Gin-ei recitation accompanied by dance).

These performing arts of Gin-ei and Ken-shibu are loved by people all over Japan. Here, we introduce them with the aid of video demonstrations. 

What is “Gin-ei”?

Introducing “Gin-ei”, a recitational art form used to express Japanese sentiment by adding melody to classical Chinese and Japanese poetry. 

What is “Ken-shibu”?

Introducing “Ken-bu” and “Shi-bu”, traditional dances performed to the accompaniment of Gin-ei.