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Takenokai is a traditional Japanese musical instrument circle that has been performing shakuhachi, shamisen and koto for 113 years this year! We take lessons from professional teachers and practice in a Japanese-style room! We have instruments available for rent, so there is no need to buy one! Many of our members are also members of other clubs, so we have a lot of flexibility. Takenokai's biggest event, the "Regular Concert" held in December, is the culmination of the year's activities. The club members dress up in kimono and give a full-scale performance on a gorgeous stage! Beginners are welcome! (Most of our members were beginners!) You can join at any time, regardless of your grade. If you are interested in Japanese instruments, want to start something new at university, want to work freely at your own pace, want to get along with your friends and seniors in a warm circle atmosphere, please join Takenokai!

Orientation Schedule

April 2
15:45 - 17:15
Fourth Building Section A J417
April 3
12:15 - 13:45
Third Building 309
April 4
15:45 - 17:15
Fourth Building Section A J413


Activity Information

Activity Days

Tue / Thr / Sun

Activity Locations

(Japanese-style room on the 3rd floor of the Food Building on Hiyoshi Campus)

Activity Base

Room 324, 3rd floor, Student Hall

Yearly Schedule

​Spring (Apr. - Jun.)

New members, new members' concert, new members' social gathering, watching the Waseda-Keio game

Summer (Jul. - Sep.)

Hatsunekai (mini concert), summer training camp (Izu)

Autum (Oct. - Dec.)

Rengo Mita-kai (mini concert with OBOG), participation in Mita Festival, regular concerts

Winter (Jan. - Mar.)

general meeting, chase

Busy Period

Before the regular concert held in December

*Participation in events and lessons is completely free!

About Members

Number of Members

37 people

Number of Members by Years

2nd year: 10 people
3rd year: 15 people
4th year: 9 people
5th and 6th years: 3 people

Number of Members by Campuses

Hiyoshi / Mita / Yagami:30 people
SFC:3 people
Shinanomachi:2 people
Shiba Kyoritsu:2 people

Gender Ratio

Male:Female = 35:65

Ratio of Joining Multiple Clubs



Admission Cost


Yearly Cost

(Collected every semester)

Instrumental Cost

Koto Tsume 6,000

Training Camp Cost


*Regular concert participation fee 12,000 yen

Information of Admission

Admission Limit


Admission Condition

Must be an undergraduate or graduate student (regardless of campus). Payment of the joining fee of 2,000 yen.

Accept Non-newcomers


How to Join

Ask them to join Shinkan LINE through their contact information or SNS account, and tell the Shinkan representative that they would like to join. After that, you can become a member by transferring the 2,000 yen membership fee, reading the Takenokai Terms and Conditions, and filling out the Google Form for new membership.

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