Oct 3rd

Ninja Training Experience

Practicing the art of stealth at Koma Jinja

By Sherilyn Siy    - 1 min read
When: Sunday - Oct 3rd 2021

The Koma Shrine will host a "Ninja Training Experience" for kids led by Ikuhiko Aoyama, a multi-talented karateka, actor, sword fighter, and dancer. He will teach kids various popular ninja arts such as stealth techniques, throwing shuriken (hidden hand blade), and swordsmanship, all in the spirit of fun. There is a bit of comedy thrown into the mix, making it entertaining for the general audience. Together with other actors, he recreates the atmosphere of feudal Japan.

The event will be held twice on October 3, 2021 (Sunday) at 10:30 - 11:30 in the morning and at 13:00 - 14:00. Each slot can accommodate 15 people. Children below elementary school age need to be accompanied by their parents. To reserve a slot, call Koma Shrine at telephone number 042-989-1403 between 9:00 to 17:00 before October 1. If, by the time you call, all slots have been filled up, this event is still open for spectators and is fun to watch.

Getting there

Koma Shrine is approximately a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from Komagawa Station served by the JR Hachiko and Kawagoe Lines. Ample parking spots are available.

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Sherilyn Siy

Sherilyn Siy @sherilyn.siy

For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan. 

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Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
This is very challenging, I bet! Young people should try! ;)
Justin Velgus 3 weeks ago
Looks fun. I like the translation of "shuriken" as "hidden hand blade", one that is used for throwing. I have often seen "throwing darts" or "ninja stars" but I like this better.