• The Best Performance & The Best Director's Award

    "The high-level theatre competition held by the Japanese consulate general in St.Petersburg in 2012"


    SHINNOSUKE and his own performance company called TEAM SAMURAI participated the high-level theatre competition held by the Japanese consulate general in St.Petersburg, Russia in 2012 with a traditional based performance as a part of Japan-Russia cultural exchange, and awarded as the best performance and the best director.

    Japanese Tradition

    The performances were constructed with Japanese traditional performances, such as Japanese dance, mask-dance, sword fighting & sword dance and traditional style acting. Nearly 1,500 local guests enjoyed their performances in two days.

    Japanese Consulate general

    SHINNOSUKE and his team with the consul general of the Japanese consulate general Mr. Ichiro Kawabata and his wife and the vice president of the Russia - Japan Friendship Society, Ms. Valentina Kalinina who was conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the government of Japan in the contribution to the relationship between the countries.

  • Welcome from SHINNOSUKE

    "A digest short video from his 1,000 stages"

  • SHINNOSUKE, performing in the world

    ​"Made in Japan"


    - A Japanese performing artist, an actor, and a theatre director. Real name is Ryuta Shimba (SHINNOSUKE is his stage name). He performs and directs his arts and entertainments based on Japanese traditions with unique expressions and modern interpretations. Shinnosuke trained for performances with his masters in an authentic sword fighting performance following the traditions of the New National Theatre ("Shinkokugeki"), Japanese dance decended from the traditions of the Kabuki theatre ("Bando-Ryu" & "Fujima-Ryu") and traditional mask dance "Okame-Hyottoko". And learned European style performance techniques in France and Nederlands in 2013 trained with professional dancers. He has been on about 1,000 stages since his debut including small theatres, middle size theatres and big theatres in Japan. Having a bachelor's degree in law at Nihon University College of Law in Tokyo in 2008.


    Created a performance company called TEAM SAMURAI in Tokyo (2012). It won the prize for best performance, and Shinnosuke was presented with the individual award for best diretor at a high-level theatre competition held in Saint Petersburg, Russia organised with the cooperation of the Japanese consulate general (2012). Shinnosuke has also performed and directed internationally including the theatre festival in Avignon, France (2013), at CAMERA JAPAN festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013), in Oxford, the United Kingdom (2015), Haarlem (2017), Eindhoven at ABUNAI convention, which is the biggest Japanese animation festival in Netherlands as Japone company (2017).


    Lived in the United Kingdom from 2015 creating his art and studying for MSc Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Oxford Brookes Business School, researching into the fundamentals of creativity from both artistic and business perspectives, which means the door to creativity and innovation for anybody.


    Living in Brno, Czech Republic since 2018.

    Skills: Authentic style sword fighting and sword dance (master ["shihan"]), Japanese dance, Mask dance (Okame & Hyottoko), Horse Riding, Song Writing & Singing and English (C1, CEFR).

  • What's SHINNOSUKE like?

    "1,000 guests today? That sounds great. Only 1 guest today? Let's make it the best ever."

    Performing artist, SHINNOSUKE

    Passion & Calmness

    His art and expression are fulfilled with passion and calmness. Serious scene? Funny scene? It does not matter. What he does is just to try fulfilling the guests.


    Traditional & Modern

    SHINNOSUKE had been acting mainly in Japanese traditional drama called "Jidaigeki". He does act in modern drama and comedy as well (he actually likes those). One more thing, he can sing well.

    Theatre director, SHINNOSUKE

    Art & Entertainment

    His stage is artistic and entertaining, unforgettable unique directing. He shows us the connections between the factors seemingly unrelated, and it is pleasant. Who knows that? He knows that.

  • Director's Selection

    "The selections by SHINNOSUKE (as director & principal performer)"

    Samurai Chaplin

    Japanese Samurai ✖️ Chaplin

    Anime Selections

    SHINNOSUKE ✖️ Anime songs

    The Three Swordmans

    Acting, fighting and dancing.

    (There is no sound from 12:48 - 15:41 since the right of the song for online)

  • Abunai! convention Japone performance

    The biggest Japanese animation festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands 2017

    Japone company

    Internationally well known Japanese artists

    Abunai! convention is the biggest Japanese animation festival in Netherlands. SHINNOSUKE joined Japone company, which consists of internationally well known Japanese artists as a general director and a performer at the main stage.

    Samurai Geisha Illusion

    Everything returns to nature

    Japone's show was divided by three stages, which were authentic Japan stage, destruction and fight stage and return to nature stage. All stages are linked by the fox, which is the symbol of the show, the god, mononoke, man and woman, mirror of the heart, samurai spirit, love of friend and, nature. In other words, the existence itself.

  • Corporate Partnerships

    SHINNOSUKE has been kindly waiting for your contact.


    My Partner

    ・Directing authentic & modern Japanese atmosphere (could be suitable for Japanese restaurants, cafes, bars and events)

    ・Creating performances (could be for a marketing department e.g. Promotion)

    ・Show restaurant produce

    ・Directing luxury spaces (e.g. restaurants, bars and cafes)

    ・Improving creative environment at a company

    ・Improving employee's creativity (Please see Ryuta Shimba's web site: www.thecreativeworld.online)


    My Angel

    Having a corporate sponsorship with an artist can benefit your company.


    Your company can show people the contribution to art and support an artist


    Your employees' creativity can be stimulated by watching the arts

    ・You can enjoy watching the shows and encourage an artist in special position

    Performance request


    ・Performance for Japanese events, films and any kind of stages

    ・Acting for films



    ・Directing shows for events, restaurants, cafes, bars and any kind of Japanese related shops, places and atmosphere

    ・Theatre production request


  • SHINNOSUKE プロフィール




    SHINNOSUKE (しんのすけ)、1986年1月24日生まれ、日本人プロパフォーミングアーティスト、舞台演出家。本名、榛葉隆太。10代前半から舞台に立ち、20歳で渡米。生まれ育った日本の文化に無頓着だった自分に衝撃を受け帰国後、日本舞踊(坂東流、藤間流)と殺陣(新国劇の流れを汲む)を本格的に学ぶ。福島県の伝統芸能おかめひょっとこ踊りを郡山で、乗馬を山梨県ラングラーランチで学ぶ。2009年にパフォーマー、舞台俳優としてプロデビュー後、国立劇場、松竹座、新歌舞伎座、京都歌舞練場などの大劇場から地元密着の芝居小屋まで年間300日以上をステージ上で過ごす。


    2011年、殺陣師範を認められる。2012年、自身のパフォーマンスカンパニー、TEAM SAMURAIを結成。リーダーとして一座を率い、同年、ロシアのサンクトペテルブルクで開催された高等演劇コンクール(日本総領事館主催)で最優秀作品賞、最優秀監督賞を受賞。2013年からパフォーマーとしてヨーロッパでの活動が活発になり、フランスのアヴィニョン演劇祭や、オランダ、ロッテルダムのカメラジャパンフェスティバルでのソロパフォーマンスなど、世界で腕を磨く。同時に、現地のプロダンサーやパフォーマー達と訓練を重ね、「コンタクト(空間掌握法)」や「関係性」など、本場ヨーロッパの感性とパフォーマンス技法を学ぶ。



    2017年、ヨーロッパを中心に活躍する日本人アーティストグループJaponeカンパニーの総合演出、パフォーマーとしてオランダ最大のアニメイベントAbunai! conventionのメインステージを担当する。欧州ならではの自由な表現やパフォーマンスの楽しさを再発見する。


  • Let's get in touch

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