IAI (Japanese martial art with katana sword)


SHO (Japanese calligraphy art) Collaborative performance



We will take you on a trip to a space between this world and the other.


IAI is a martial art that starts with quick draw of the sword to respond to sudden attacks.

SHO is a calligraphy art that proceeds from top to bottom just like water flowing down a waterfall.


In IAI, just a slight momentary judgement divide the boundary of life and death.

In SHO, just a slight difference in placement of ink will divide the liveliness of the art.


Listen to the sword whistle as it cuts through the air.

Listen to the brush whisper as it slides on paper.

Listen to the interval of silence.


The purpose of this performance is to face your un-awakened true self.

We hope to share this experience with you.





February 24(Sat)             1st Performance (2:00 pm - 2:30 pm),  2nd Performance (4:00 pm – 4:30 pm)

March 24(Sat)                  1st Performance (2:00 pm - 2:30 pm),  2nd Performance (4:00 pm – 4:30 pm)

April 21(Sat)                     1st Performance (9:00 pm - 9:30 pm)



ego – Art & Entertainment Gallery  (7-5, Nihonbashi Honcho 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)



・2 minutes from Shin-Nihonbashi Station (JR Sobu-line)

・6 minutes from Kanda Station



1000 yen (comes with one drink, additional drink Cash on Delivery)



◆February 24(Sat), March 24(Sat) 

・1st show

13: 00                  Door Opens

14: 00-14: 15       Performance

14: 15-14: 30       Commentary on “IAI” and “SHO”

14: 30-15: 00       Questions, photo

・2nd show

15: 00                  Door Open

16: 00-16: 15       Performance

16: 15-16: 30       Commentary on “IAI” and “SHO”

16: 30-17: 00       Questions, photo


◆April 21(Sat)

・1st show

20: 00                  Door Opens

21: 00-21: 15       Performance

21: 15-21: 30       Commentary on “IAI” and “SHO”

21: 30-22: 00       Questions, photo



・Avoid entering and leaving the room during the performance

・Reservation and prepayment is preferred. (Walk-in guests are accommodated on a space available basis.)



Please purchase tickets through the following link.


・February 24(Sat)

1st performance   


2nd performance