【Plan10】Sword Fight Filming with a Professional Director
Being cut down with a dramatic flair – just what you would expect from a professional! Get the chance to feel like you’re a top-notch swordsman.
Learn from a professional director and fight with pro stuntmen!
Become a Swordsman at Chiba Castle!
Film A Sword Fight with a Professional Director
Learn sword fight techniques involving classic martial arts and the art of drawing your sword from a professional sword fight choreographer, and then become the main character in your own action scene! The choreographer will teach you the importance of stealth, movement, and continued awareness in Japanese sword fighting. The professional stuntmen you defeat are also sure to go down with a dramatic flourish! The scenario is an original story related to the Chiba Clan, called “Ware, Yomigaeri” (I, Resurrection). There are also plans where you can film with your children or your friends. Come try this memorable samurai experience!
Film a fight scene with an action film director! Music and narration will be added during the editing process, completing the finished product.
The time in between filming has a relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps you can even ask about behind-the-scenes info from certain famous films?
“You have to experience the tension you feel when facing down an enemy! You’ll definitely feel cool, and maybe even discover a new side of yourself!” (Ms. Ohara)
A sword made of wood, making it a weight that women can also handle easily. For safety purposes, flexible swords are used when filming action scenes.
① Check-in, change into costumes (35 minutes)
Choose your kimono and put on Japanese straw sandals!
*If you’re not sure you can wear the sandals, please bring comfortable shoes
② Part 1 Basic sword fight training (1.5 hours)
An action film director will personally teach you about movement, footwork, and how to use a sword! Can even a total beginner become a famous swordsman?!
③ Part 2 Filming (1 hour)
Perform and film action scenes with professional stuntmen. The tension will make it feel like you’re on set for a real historical drama!
④ Closing, change out of costumes
1 Week Later
Be impressed by the intensity! The historical drama starring you is now complete! We will send you the movie data.
See an introductory demo video here!
Learn from a professional!
After joining Kurata Promotion Company in 1990, he became independent in 2005 and has been active as a stuntman and martial arts coach in both Japan and other countries. He recently won the Best Stuntman Award in the 2015 Japan Action Awards, hosted by the Japan Actors Union. Some of his representative works include The Last Samurai, Biohazard 4 and 5, 47 Ronin, The Wolverine, Rurouni Kenshin 1 and 2, and more.
(Fri.) 12/18, (Sun.)1/10, (Mon.)1/18, (Mon.)1/25, (Sun.)1/31, (Sat.)2/6, (Mon.)2/8, (Wed.)2/17, (Mon.)2/22
Morning session: 8:45 – 12:00
Afternoon session: 12:45 – 16:00
3 hours, 15 minutes (1.5 hour lesson on drawing and using the sword, 1 hours of filming, 45 minutes of prep/clean-up)
17:00, two days in advance
7,000 yen per person / 10,000 for parent-child participants (2 people)
Special opening price!
*Includes costume rental and fitting in addition to tea and snacks.
8 (in order of registration)
■Things to bring
Clothes you can move around in (shorts, T-shirts with wide necks, tabi socks or toe socks, athletic shoes, etc.) *Please contact us if you are not sure of what to wear
Inohanatei (Chiba Castle)
Paid parking available nearby
From JR Chiba Station, take a bus headed for Daigaku Byouin (大学病院行) or Minami-Yahagi (南矢作行), ride 8 minutes and get off at Kyodo-Hakubutsukan/Chiba Ken Bunka-Kaikan (郷土博物館・千葉県文化会館), then walk 3 minutes. Other routes: 15-minute walk from JR Hon-Chiba Station. 7-minute walk from Chiba Urban Monorail Kenchomae Station.
Will be cancelled if it rains. Participation is open to anybody in good health aged 6 years or older. In case of cancellation, you will be notified by 17:00 the day before. Depending on the circumstances, the end time may be later than originally planned.
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Meeting spot：1-6 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi (inside Inohana Park)
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On the day of your reservation, please go to the designated meeting spot 15 minutes before your reservation.
Please pay the fees in Japanese yen when you arrive on the day of your reservation.
Q: Can I make a reservation when a plan is already full?
A: Yes, you can. If someone cancels, your reservation will then already be in place.
Q: Are there any cancelation fees?
A: No, there aren’t.However, canceling can greatly inconvenience the other participants, so please refrain from doing so unless it’s really necessary.
Q: Do I get something if I make a reservation?
A: No, we don’t use tickets or anything like that.
Q: Can I pay in advance?
A: No, I’m afraid not. All plans must be paid in cash on site.
*There is a possibility that each plan may be photographed.
*Please be aware that you may end up being photographed as well.