Traditional Okinawan Performing Arts
There are six national theaters in Japan where original traditional culture is alive. At one of them, the National Theatre Okinawa, Kumiodori which is listed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is performed and you can see a beautiful and fantastic show on stage.
During the Ryukyu Kingdom era, our predecessors created the Ryukuan performing arts, the only of its kind in the world, while crossing the sea and expanding trade with various Asian cities. The Kumiodori, an original Ryukyuan theatrical performance with singing and dancing, was refined entertainment for court, while at the same time it was also considered to be the highest hospitality for entertaining Chinese Imperial envoys.
At the National Theatre Okinawa, you can experience the traditional culture of Okinawa such as Okinawan dramas, folk entertainment and Sanshin music, as well as authentic Ryukyuan performing arts including the Kumiodori and Ryukyuan dance. We bring various fascinating entertainment to people around the world.