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2016 / Kabuki – Behind the Scene: Dance Wig Lecture / Demo, Aug 6

An exciting and informative lecture and demonstration is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute  featuring a Japanese wig stylist, Tokuo Toyotani, and his protégé, son Kazuo Toyotani. During the 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, event titled, “The Art of Tokoyama: The Japanese Traditional Dance Wig Lecture and Demonstration,”...
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2016 / Japanese dance recital by Azuma Kotobuki Kai in Thousand Oaks, June 26

Azuma Kotobuki Kai

Forwarded for the Azuma Kotobuki Kai The Azuma Kotobuki Kai invites you to our annual Japanese dance program on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center, 2323 Moorpark Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (From 101 Freeway, exit Moorpark Rd, north on Moorpark 2.75 mi.) Doors open at 2:00 p.m. It...
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2015 / Popular actor to bring Japan’s musical theatre (taishu engaki) to Los Angeles, Aug. 9 at Aratani Theatre

Entertainment show 75th Nisei Week Special Matsui Makoto and US Friends Show Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 pm at the Aratani Theater All reserved: $60, $45, $40, $3 For tickets, contact Uyehara Travel at (213) 680-2499, Genki Club at (310) 819-8703, or email info@culturalnews.com. To coincide with the festivities of the Nisei Week Japanese...
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2015 / Traditional stage art demonstration by Japan’s popular dancer at Los Angeles City College, Aug 07 at 2:00PM

Makoto Matsui

Makoto Matsui: Japanese Traditional Stage Arts Demonstration A showcase of the finer point of the art and demonstration of make-up and kimono dressing techniques as well as an on-stage dance performance Venue: Los Angeles City College – Camino Theater Date: Friday, August 7, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Admission is free and open...
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2015 / A Program of Japanese dance featuring students of the Azuma Kotobuki Kai, June 28

Azuma Kotobuki Kai

Azuma Kotobuki Kai Student Recital A Program of Japanese dance featuring students of the Azuma Kotobuki Kai Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:30 pm Door open at 2:00 pm Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center 2323  Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (From 101 Freeway, exit Moorpark Road, north on Moorpark 2.75 miles)  ...
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2015 / Memorial recital for Japanese classic dancer Mme. Hisami Wakayagi, Mar. 22 at Aratai Theatre

Hana no Kai Tsuna Yakata

A recital to commemorate Japanese classic dancer Mme. Hisami Wakayagi will be presented by Seiha Wakayagi-ryu Hana-no- Kai on Sunday, March 22, at 1:30 pm at Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo. www.jaccc.org Tickets are $35. For ticket, contact Hana-no-Kai at hisamiwakayagi@gmail.com or (626) 340-0546. Mme. Wakayagi was planning to present her Hana-no-Kai 40th  anniversary...
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2014 / Photo Essay / Dance masters introduced as official choreographers for 2015 Nisei Week

Bando Ryu Nisei Week Ondo

In the closing ceremony of the 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival on Aug 16 at Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, dance masters were given certificates of appreciation by the Nisei Week Foundation. In Bando Ryu’s turn, from left, Bando Hidesomi, Bando Kohiro, and Bando Hirosuzu were introduced to the public. The Nisei Week Foundation...
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2014 / Japanese Summer Festival / Fuji Japanese Music at Oxnard Obon Festival /July 12

Kimisen Katada Kabuki Music Class

Fuji Japanese Music will perform two stages at Oxnard Buddhist Temple’s Obon Festival on Saturday, July 12 at 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm. Admission fee. Fuji Japanese Music is a Kabuki-style music troupe in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The founder and instructor of Fuji Japanese Music is Kimisen Katada a.k.a. Mariko Watabe who...
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2014 / Pasadena-based Shumei Arts Council to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with classic music and Japanese traditional dance programs, April 6

Shumeri Concert

Clyde Montgomery Concert 2014 The 15th anniversary celebration of the Shumei Arts Council Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm Shumei Hall, Pasadena Free Admission The Shumei Arts Council celebrates its 15th anniversary by presenting this annual concert combined with Japanese traditional dancing by Madame Hisami Wakayagi and her selected disciples. Mike Penny, a...
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