Geinoh Yamashirogumi Kecak Festival
The Geinoh Yamashirogumi group brings the incredible sights and sounds of Bali to the centre of Shinjuku’s skyscraper metropolis. The highlight of the annual event is the mesmerising display of Kecak – with its ritualistic frantic hand movements and dramatic “cak” chanting as well as the composition made famous by the icon movie Akira. A selection of other Japanese and Balinese arts and instruments can also be experienced, including choral singing, michinoku taiko, jegog and gamelan. In addition to the main performances, visitors can enjoy street performers, demonstrations, workshops, photo opportunities and stalls selling various goods. Check the event website for an up to date performance schedule.