The Seiko Group has started a new project to experience “time and Japanese culture” in the center of Ginza.

-The first is a collaboration with Tamasaburo Bando and Danjuro Ichikawa on the theme of Kabuki-

Seiko Group Co., Ltd. (Chairman, Group CEO and Group CCO Shinji Hattori, Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as "Seiko") is an initiative to disseminate the charm of Japanese culture and have many people experience it. "Time and Japanese Culture Project" will start.

Japanese culture has a unique charm, such as the passage of time, the change of seasons, and nature, which express the beauty, richness, and transience of nature through skillful techniques. Seiko, which has incorporated this uniquely Japanese aesthetic into the design of its watches and other products, has launched a project to rediscover the appeal of Japanese culture, hoping that as many people as possible will be able to appreciate its beauty. I have decided to start the "Time and Japanese Culture Project".

In this project, with the cooperation of people active in various fields such as traditional Japanese culture, manufacturing, food culture, art, and entertainment, we will experience the charm of Japanese culture at SEIKO HOUSE GINZA in Ginza 4-chome. We will hold events and exhibitions on an irregular basis.

The first event to be commemorated is the costume exhibition of Tamasaburo Bando, one of Japan's leading female kabuki actors. Next, in July, we will invite Danjuro Ichikawa, who is a group ambassador of Seiko, as a producer, and will hold a premium event “Learning from Time”, where you can experience the fun of Kabuki with the theme of “time”.

Bando Tamasaburo Costume Exhibition "Four Seasons, Nature, and Life ~Transition of Time and Natural Beauty~"

▲ (Left) Bando Tamasaburo (Right) Costumes scheduled for exhibition “Shinanoji Autumn Leaves”

On display are national treasure-class kimonos owned by Tamasaburo Bando, one of Japan's leading female kabuki actors, made by the best craftsmen in Japan, as well as cherished items carefully selected by himself. Introduce value. This is an event where you can experience the transition of time through a number of beautiful kimonos that represent the four seasons of Japan.

Please enjoy the beautiful world that will be open to the public for a limited time in the sophisticated space of Seiko House Ginza Hall.


・Exhibition period:
Thursday, June 8, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023 11:00 to 19:00 (ends at 17:00 on the last day)

Seiko House Ginza Hall 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Seiko House Ginza 6th floor Short walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station A9/A10 exit B1 exit direct connection

・Free admission (no prior application required)

During the exhibition period, we are planning to hold a talk show featuring Mr. Tamasaburo Bando. (Details of the talk show will be announced at a later date)

Produced by Danjuro Ichikawa A premium event where you can learn about Kabuki and enjoy it "Learning from time" Held for two days on July 4th (Tuesday) and 5th (Wednesday)

The event “Learning from Time” will be held on July 4th (Tuesday) and 5th (Wednesday) to enjoy the traditional Japanese performing art “Kabuki”. With "time" as the key word, there will be a time of "intelligence" to learn about the history and origins, a time of "movement" where kabuki actors will show and explain how to cut mie and dance, and a "time" where you can listen to Japanese musical instruments with commentary. We will deliver a valuable time to deeply appreciate traditional Japanese culture consisting of three sections of "sound" time. Whether you are a fan of Kabuki, or you are new to Kabuki, this is an event where you can fully enjoy the charm of Kabuki. Details of the Kabuki event "Learning from Time" will be announced at a later date.

*Please note that Danjuro Ichikawa will not appear in this event.

Seiko will continue to hold various events where you can experience the splendor of Japanese culture and rediscover its charm. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

[Seiko Group Co., Ltd.] From the press release

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