Information on the 47th All-Japan Ginkenshibu-do Fair
The Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation is honored to host the 47th All-Japan Ginkenshibu-do Fair sponsored by the Nippon Foundation at the Nippon Budokan in Kitanomaru, Tokyo. The fair has been held every year since the Nippon Ginkeshibu Foundation was founded in 1968, and is the largest event showcasing the traditional Japanese arts of gin-ei, ken-bu, and shi-bu in the world.

This year, we will be staging a special program called Kabuto on the first day of the event. Kabuto is a musical featuring recitations and dance by some of the finest ginkenshibu performers selected by the foundation. The second day will feature the national go-gin (group) competitions.

Please note that program information will be provided in Japanese only.

Administrative secretary
Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation

47th All-Japan Ginkenshibu-do Fair (Budokan Taikai)


November 7–8, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday) 


Nippon Budokan
2-3 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Hosted by

The Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation 

Sponsored by

The Nippon Foundation

Under the auspices of

The Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Nippon Budokan Foundation, NHK 


Day 1 (Saturday, Nov 7)

Doors open at 3:30 PM, performances from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Day 2 (Sunday, Nov 8)

Doors open at 10:30 AM, performances from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM