Roppongi Art Night 2016 ~SAMURAI IN ROPPONGI! Program No.22


  • Toshihiro Nakanishi, violinist
  • Tetsuro Shimaguchi, Samurai Sword Artist
  • Kengi-syu KAMUI
  • Friday, 21st
    • 19:30 Roppongi Hills Metro Hat
    • 21:00 Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza
  • Saturday, 22nd
    • 16:00 Next to Starbucks, Tokyo Midtown
    • 18:00 Pilotee in front of Tri-Seven Blue Bottle Coffee
      *After the performance, parade from Tri-Seven to Roppongi Hills Metro Hat. Dismissal at Metro Hat.
    • 21:30 Roppongi Hills Metro Hat
  • 23rd (Sun.)
    • 2:00 Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza (Note: It is 2:00 a.m.)
  • Free admission. The performance will last approximately 20 minutes.
  • This is an outdoor performance. No chairs will be provided.
  • Roppongi Art Night staff will be present at various locations throughout the town on the day of the event, so please contact us if you have any questions.

SAMURAI IN ROPPONGI! is a performance art with a sword fight and music. Performers will be violinist Toshihiro Nakanishi, swordsmith Tetsuro Shimaguchi, and members of 剱伎衆 Kamui, which he leads.

Nakanishi is a master of electronic equipment, processing the sound of the violin in real time to express all kinds of worlds.
Shimaguchi appeared in and choreographed the Hollywood movie "Kill Bill," and his performance at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia was highly acclaimed.
The members of 剱伎衆 Kamui, led by him, will be joined by many of his friends dressed in Edo period costumes and parade through the streets of Roppongi for a live Tsuji performance, not Tsuji-kiri.

Roppongi, with its glittering neon lights, was once a town of samurai and samurai warriors, lined with many daimyo's and samurai residences during the Edo period (1603-1867). Think of the samurai who came back to Roppongi. What did they come back to Roppongi to slay?

Toshihiro Nakanishi Official HP

Kamui Official HP