In the present treatise we intend to analyze and discuss our approach to apply Japanese traditional performing arts in the fi eld of education and, in so doing, search for a form of education which would help foster the fundamental Japanese culture in students.The traditional performing arts taken up here rather aim at being taught as educational values (while the Japanese culture is drawn out to help build up a person’s personality and independence) than mere transmission of the skills involved. In other words, they aim at being the latent power to build a cultural basis in each person.Such education would greatly contribute to the formation of an identity as the Japanese that is apt to be scarcely emphasized today. Because it has direct bearings on the spirits of the Japanese traditional culture, it would bring us confi dence and independence acquired from the form and physical style in each art.In the present treatise we first determine why we aim at the education by means of Japanese traditional performing arts today. Secondly, the educational values in the traditional performing arts are explored by analyzing the Japanese culture in each art and learning the form, physical style, and methodology of each expert in the performing arts. Thirdly, the formation of a Japanese identity is discussed on the basis of these considerations.