At Komagome Training Center, we focus on individual teaching (multiple teaching is also possible) and individual Seitai manipulation.
Both focus on the sensitivity of the body itself, renewing old sensitivity and creating a new sense of the body.
The practice is offered by the Institute of Physical Education of the Seitai Association of Japan.
Modern civilization has replaced sensory experiences with those created by the mind.
The habit of thinking about everything rationally and intellectually has become almost entirely mental, pushing the sensations of the body itself into the distance.
In our daily lives, we are now in a world of convenience, where we can obtain the necessities of life without using our bodies, as long as we have enough money.
In addition, with the development of electronic devices, the reflexes that connect the brain to the fingers have come to be overworked, and the conventional body has become biased.
Inevitably, modern society, with its emphasis on the brain, has a diluted view of the body.
Nowadays, it is not easy to have sensory experiences of the body itself that penetrate the mind in our daily lives.
The possibilities of our five bodies are becoming increasingly limited.
Our knees lose flexibility when we walk on uneven surfaces, and we lose our ability to cope with cold and heat when we live in air-conditioned rooms.
People who use words to make a point, or play games, move their arms too much and their heads are overheated.
Let's take a look into the world of sensitivity.
When you walk, your body simultaneously feels what is stopped.
When you stop, your body feels what is moving at the same time.
For example, the characters in Hokusai Katsushika's Fugaku Sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji) are still as a picture, but I feel as if they are moving.
People have a strange sensitivity, not in the realm of perception.
I believe that modern science and modern sports have too often ignored the sensitivity and kineticism of the body, which cannot be quantified and reproduced.
Sensitivity also has a mysterious synchronicity that transcends the boundaries between people.
I believe that the source of Japanese culture, such as the tea ceremony and Noh plays, was initiated with a focus on the tuning, or sharing, of invisible senses.
Since the Meiji Restoration, we have shifted the focus of our lives to objective, visible things.
Why don't you reevaluate the sensitivity that your body has traditionally possessed and experience a new world here?
Facing Shinmei Park in Bunkyo Ward, Komagome practice Japanese room is a quiet tea-ceremony house-like room with bright sunlight coming in from the southeast.
The path to the entrance is a former approach to Tenzo Shrine. There are many shrines and temples nearby, and the area is also home to many educational institutions, including the University of Tokyo.
We call ourselves a training room in the sense that we do not offer one-way services, but rather encourage active participation.
We welcome those who are interested to participate in individual teaching (multiple teaching is also possible) and individual Seitai manipulation (reservations are required).
Basic English communication is possible.
You are allowed to practice if you send us an e-mail and give us your permission.
Please include your name, nationality, desired date, and contact information in the e-mail.
(Weekends and holidays are available, time to be negotiated)
Fee per person, 4,000 yen/1.5 hours (with coffee break for discussion)
Fee per person, 8,000 yen/3 hours (with coffee break for discussion)
Fee per person, 12,000 yen/5 hours (with coffee break for discussion)
Practice will be arranged according to your wishes.
(Ancient Japanese movement methods, refinement of the senses, body conditioning, etc.)
Two-day and three-day courses are also available.
5-27-11 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Hilltop Honkomagome 201
Komagome dojo Instructor Sousuke Imaeda