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日本殺陣道協会 Quick SAMURAI

  • Activities (Other Experience / Activity)
  • Minami (Shinsaibashi / Nanba) Area
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District
Minami (Shinsaibashi / Nanba) Area
Address
3F Imai Bldg,1 Chome-1-27 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Category
  • Activities (Other Experience / Activity)
Opening Hours
10:00-18:00
Website
http://quick-samurai.com/index.html
Tel.
+81-6-6536-8048
Date of post:2015/11/25

Interested in Japanese action movies? Wondering how it is like to use the sword? Let’s learn it with a professional Tate master!

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At the heart of Osaka, there is a place you can have your long-lasting passion of being a samurai, ninja or Japanese action movie star come true! Professional Tate instructor teaches you how to use a sword step by step.
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What’s Tate ?
Tate is a type of martial arts in Japan, and most of you have seen Tate action in movies (Japanese action dramas or movies are usually referred to as Chanbara) such as Seven Samurai, Last Samurai, and Ruro ni Kenshin, for example. Unlike Judo or Kendo, both of which are taught at high schools, Tate has been mainly learnt by actors and trainees as part of their stage training. Therefore, what Tate distinguishes from other forms of martial arts is that you actually cannot hit people by swords. Actors have to perform with swords, sometimes with other materials, say a fan or an umbrella, depending on the particular scene. Yet, Tate constitutes not only authentic sword play, but also respect toward others, attracting those who are interested in learning Japanese culture.

The Japan Tate-do Association provides a quick samurai experience for visitors. Their studio is conveniently located in Yotsubashi, a five-minute subway ride from Osaka station. Since it is a private lesson, you can have one-on-one lectures from the skilled Tate master. Samurai Experience is conducted in Japanese, but they have cards printed in English and Japanese as a lesson aid. Besides, since Tate instructors have been overseas for Tate show performances and lectures, they are very open minded, friendly, and patient.

At Samurai Experience…
After the arrival, you will dress in Kimono and Hakama, which you can choose from their collection, and put on white Tabi socks (to protect your feet). Then, the 60-minute samurai experience starts with rei (bowing), to express one’s respect to the participants, and to the place. You will pick up some basic sword movements with an instructor, and he will teach you a short sequence of Tate movements which is is like what we usually see in movies. You can find something interesting in the studio, such as Japanese armor replica displayed, which you can put it on when you take photos. Also, you can ask staff to take pictures/videos of you while practicing with your sword. This is a great activity for everyone, from couples to families.

If you are looking for a more intense experience, they have a 90-minute special course which includes samurai performance only for you. To join this course, book the date at least two days before your arrival.

Samurai Experience (Private Lesson)
・Time: 1 hour (Monday to Friday between 10am to 5 pm)
・Price: 21,600 yen (up to 4 adults)
Book at http://quick-samurai.com/ (English)

Access to the Studio
Take Osaka Municipal Subway Yotsubashi Line to Yotsubashi station at Exit 3, then turn left and walk a few minutes. You will find our studio on your left. ( The studio is on the third floor.)

About the neighborhood
The studio is conveniently located in Yotusbashi area, which is next to Shinsaibashi, a major shopping area. Daimaru department store, and Uniqlo are in walkable distance.

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