First Performance Abroad to be Held at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois and at the Japan Information Center in Chicago
The Super Team Arrives in the USA!

Live Streaming

The performance at the Anderson Japanese Gardens is scheduled to be shown live on the official website of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation at 9 a.m. August 19 (Sat) and 20 (Sun).  

Since making its shocking debut at the All-Japan Ginkenshibu-do Fair at the Nippon Budokan hall two years ago, the Kenshibu super team has been building a track record with appearances in national events for renowned performers, Shosoginshi charity events, NHK, and invitational appearances on the luxury residential yacht The World and will now make its U.S. debut!
 
The Anderson Japanese Gardens is a Japanese garden that was created by businessman John Anderson in his backyard in Rockford, Illinois. The huge garden is 1.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome and consists of a number of ponds, fountains, rocks, narrow paths, and more, including a teahouse made in the Sukiya style.
 
The upcoming performance will be a highlight of the Japanese Summer Festival where various programs will be held including taiko drums, traditional crafts to introduce Japanese culture.
 
Both the Gin-ei super team and kenshibu will be featured at this performance to be held in the outdoor pavilion where the audience will be so close that they will virtually be able to feel the performers breathe in what is sure to be a serious duel of art.
 
The troupe will move on to Chicago the following day and give another performance at the Japan Information Center at the Consulate-General of Japan.
 
We have no doubt that the performance will be a cutting-edge initiative to deliver traditional Japanese entertainment to the world.
 
The performance at the Anderson Japanese Gardens is scheduled to be shown live on the official website of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation at 9 a.m. August 19 (Sat) and 20 (Sun).  
Be sure to check it out!
Super Team

Saturday, August 19&Sunday, August 20
ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS
Japanese Summer Festival

Time
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Admission
Cost of Admission: Adult $9.50 / Senior(62+)$8.50 / Child $7.50
FREE Admission: Garden Members / Children Five & Under
Place
 ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS
Adress: 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford,IL 61107
Tel: +1 815-229-9390 

Monday, August21
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

Time
6:00PM - 8:00PM (5:30 Open)
Admission
Free
Place
Console-General of Japan in Chicago
Japan Information Center
Olympia Centre#1000
 737 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, U.S.A.
Tel: (312)-280-0430

What is “Ginkenshibu”?

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. 

Performers

Gin-ei

MUKOYAMA YURYO

MORITA KASEI

Ken-shibu

HAYABUCHI RISEN

IRIKURA SYOUO

IRIKURA SHOUHO

UEOKA KOURYU

SOTOME GAIKO

KENJYO SEIBAIGETSU

TADA MASACHIE

SUGIURA YUYO

KUTSUKAWA HOYO

KAMIO SYOYO

Contact

Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation
Contact Form

3-4-10 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
TEL: +81-3-6721-5950
FAX: +81-3-6721-5960