Administrative Agency

Cabinet Office, Government of Japan


3-4-10 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
TEL: +81-3-6721-5950
FAX: +81-3-6721-5960

Year Founded



Michio Sugawara

Outline of Activities

The Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation promotes the traditional Japanese arts of Gin-ei (Shi-gin), Ken-bu, and Shi-bu.

· Gin-ei: Public recitation of modern Japanese and classical Chinese poems, haiku, and tanka.
· Ken-bu: Gin-ei recitation, accompanied by a sword dance.
· Shi-bu: Gin-ei recitation, accompanied by a fan dance.

The Foundation's efforts to popularize Ginkenshibu include the conducting of instructor's workshops, recitals, festivals and seasonal competitions.