Japanese traditional dance and dressing-up that will Overseas Guests; For those with Super-wealthy and VVIP customers
Would you like to provide a new hospitality service when Overseas VVIPs visit Japan?
Are you thinking [I would like to provide a different or unique hospitality experience] but you don’t know exactly?
Do you want to entertain your guests with a different aspect of Japanese traditional culture?
Do you want your guests to go back to their homeland with a deeper love and understanding of Japanese culture?
I have heard many providers aspiring to this.
The person-in-charge are often pre-occupied with how to fulfill provide such an experience to their guests.
For those of you concerned with the above, we have a Japanese traditional dancer who would like to propose and deliver a great hospitality experience through [Japanese traditional dance].
If you are looking for something truly unique and inspiring, read on.
What is Japanese traditional dance?
What is Japanese traditional dance, exactly?
Japanese traditional dance has its roots in Japanese mythology, and in the shrine maiden’s dance, a combination of moves mostly slow, but occasionally aggressive, in time to music.
The dance is also influenced by other Japanese arts such as Kabuki and Noh.
Therefore, Japanese traditional dance can be said as an entertainment where you can enjoy a combination of traditional elements brought together from many arts disciplines.
It is a fact that even many Japanese people do not have a deep knowledge about this aspect of our culture, and this is also one of the key points that guests are impressed by.
This time, I would like to explain in detail about the charm of Japanese traditional dance, as deep part of traditional Japanese culture.
The main appeal of Japanese traditional dance is with its [diversity]
It is not unusual for the Japanese traditional dance to be accompanied by the shamisen, nagauta, or even contemporary music.
There are many types of Japanese traditional dance from around the country and many different schools.
Even when dancing to the same music, the choreography and the props are different.
One of the major appeals to overseas guests is that even the basics are the same, different schools have totally different dance styles.
There are also schools that have evolved by actively incorporating the latest cultural trends and traditions from other countries.
Therefore, the Japanese traditional dance can be said to be a traditional performing art with wide diversity.
Ways to enjoy Japanese traditional dance
Here are three ways to enjoy Japanese traditional dance:
Let’s take a look at each of the above elements.
[Seeing] and enjoying the dance from various schools and choreography adaptions, as performed by top performers.
Enjoying the culture by learning and [knowing] about the history and story behind the dances and subject matter.
Doing by learning and [participating] in traditional dances, such as the Bon-Odori dance or Awa-dance.
I believe that Japanese traditional dance, which can be enjoyed in many ways, is ideal as a hospitality experience.
VVIP Experience and Kimono (dressing-up)
Not Rigid! Dressing-up that allows one to express [individuality]
You might worry that there are too many rules regarding the wearing of Kimono that may confuse or stress out your guests.
Regardless of the gender, there are actually a wide variety of ways to dress in a Kimono.
Non-Japanese who would like to have their own individual style, can experiment with the obi, obi strap and also hair accessories.
Also, there are a lot of Kimono types that can be worn in a casual manner, such as the yukata, so that the guest can enjoy wearing it without feeling too formal.
Originally, there were detailed rules for Kimono undergarments, but recently there has been a movement to bend the rules, thus making it easier to enjoy Kimono culture.
Therefore, it can be said that the time has come where we no longer need to wear the Kimono whilst conforming to the very formal rules of the past.
Let’s try the ultimate Kimono dress-up experience!
When Kimono dressing is facilitated by a qualified dresser, the standard of comfort will vary with the skill of that dresser.
Choosing a Kimono dresser with a skillful dressing style will guarantee you guest’s comfort.
In addition, to enhance your own knowledge and understanding, I recommend you prepare yourself by wearing and experiencing the Kimono for yourself.
The harmony of elegance and simplicity
A well-made Kimono harmoniously combines elegance and simplicity.
There are Kimonos with intricate patterns worn with a simple obi, or with a subtle pattern and fancy obi.
There are also a number of small hair accessories and types of sandals that adds to the beauty and individuality of each dressing.
Let’s give the guest a taste of fine Japanese craftsmanship with the kimono and accessories that has been developed and cultivated over centuries.
The extraordinary experience of wearing colors and patterns that are hard to find outside Japan, is always appreciated by overseas guests.
All of the various Japanese patterns and colors have names and meanings.
Explaining these to the guests will heighten their experience even more.
The Japanese traditional dance and Kimono experience (becoming a palace courtier) is an experience VVIP guests would truly appreciate
Is Japanese traditional dance difficult?
If someone wishes to learn Japanese traditional dance, there are many barriers as below:
– The language barrier
– The discomfort of being in the kneeling position and wearing the kimono, which also makes it difficult to move
In the past, you might have faced such problems.
However, nowadays, you can enjoy Japanese traditional dance in a fun and casual way.
Hospitality is meaningless if the guest is unable to enjoy it.
In order to enjoy Japanese traditional dance
For example, how would you feel if you have to be kneeling for a full hour, even if it is an experience in itself?
Even the Japanese would feel pain.
Definitely, you shouldn’t make your guests feel discomfort with their experience.
As mentioned above, this is culture with diversity, therefore it is important to be flexible.
There is no need to be bound by formal rules when it comes to hospitality for our overseas guests.
Japanese hospitality does not have to equal pain.
If your guest needs to stay put for a long time, a chair can be provided.
Attention to such detail will definitely be appreciated by your guest.
Let’s get connected to the heart of Japanese culture
Japanese traditional dance is influenced by many Japanese traditional cultural elements and is the type of entertainment that embodies the heart of Japanese culture.
I truly believe that overseas guests will love Japan even more by connecting with the culture.
Let’s get them interested in Japanese culture by being in touch with Kimonos, fans and swords used as part of the experience.
In this way I hope they will be able to feel they have touched the heart of our culture and made a connection with it.
Enjoy the real experience
When it comes to Japanese culture, many focus on Kabuki. However Japanese traditional dance offers a true Japanese cultural experience that is different and separate to that offered by Kabuki, or even a Samurai or Ninja experience.
Furthermore, unlike Kabuki or Noh, a dance, such as the “Bon-Odori” has huge advantage over these, in that it may be enjoyed by learning just a few simple dance steps.
It is an art that can be enjoyed through a number of senses – visual, by listening to the music, and by experiencing the movement of the dance.
This kind of enjoyment is truly unique to Japanese traditional dance.
What is the meaning of new hospitality?
Do you know what can best provide your guest with a never-before-enjoyed Japanese cultural experience?
I highly recommend Japanese traditional dance.
I recommend it because overseas guests will truly be delighted to experience great hospitality through Japanese traditional dance.
Come on! Let’s enjoy the essence of Japanese culture, as passed down from ancient and mythological times, through experiencing Japanese traditional dance.