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2016 / Kabuki style music classes open at Hollywood, Venice, and Oxnard

Fuji Japanese Music provides classes of Shamisen, voice, kotsuzumi, and taiko for adults Taiko for children Fuji Japanese Music Performance Schedule Feb. 21 (Sat) 4:00 pm at Hollywood Japanese Cultural Institute March 22 (Sun) 3:30 pm at Japanese Expo by Japanese Culture Club at California State University, Fullerton April 18-19 at Monterey Park Cherry...
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2015 / Veteran Japanese folk song instructor and her students to present their 50th anniversary program, Nov. 29

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese folk song instruction by Mem. Matsutoyo Sato in California, her school Matsutoyo Kai will present the program on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Performing will be sixty members of the Matsutoyo Kai from the main studio in Gardena as...
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2014 / One-man Kabuki storyteller to come to Little Tokyo, Oct. 10

Kunitoshi Kineya

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents Kunitoshi Kineya’s “One-Man Kabuki Storyteller” at David Henry Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo on Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm. Admission free, reservation required at www.jflalc.org Veteran Nagauta shamisen player Kunitoshi Kineya will present a shamisen demonstration and perform classical Kabuki piece “Kurozuka” in which English subtitles will be...
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2014 / Japanese traditional music concert in San Pedro, Mar. 7

Perry Matsuyama Kurai

A night of traditional Japanese folk music featuring the taiko (drum), koto (zither), shamisen (lute) and bamboo flute (shakuhachi) will be presented at the Grand Annex in Downtown San Pedro on Friday, March 7 at 8:00 pm. The Taiko Center of Los Angeles founded by director, Rev. Tom Kurai will lead his ensemble in...
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2013 / Kabuki music concert featuring renowned shamisen artist from Japan, Nov. 30

Nagauta Shikinokai and Yamatogaku U.S.A. present a Kabuki music concert with shamisen master Kineya Katsuyukie from Japan on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1:30 pm at Quiet Cannon (Salon Room), 901 Via San Cremente, Montebello, CA 90640. Tickets are $45. RSVP by Nov. 24. Call Kineya Yasoyo at (626) 872-1424, Kris Bergstrom at (310) 350-8825...
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2013 / Sold Out / Awaya Kai Koto Concert at Armstrong Theatre, Nov. 3 at 2:00 pm

Awaya Kai Koto Concert 2013

Sold Out The18th Awaya-Kai Koto Concert Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 pm James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90503 Tickets: General Admission, $25; At the Door, $30; Student (Under 18 years old), $20     Tickets are available at Sakuraya in Gardena at (310) 323-7117, Yoko Awaya in Gardena at (310) 329-5965, Hiromi...
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2013 / Ryuku dance master’s 60th anniversary of performance recital at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 20

Miyagi Nosho Close Up

The Miyagi Nosho Ryukyu Dance/Music School will present Miyagi Nosho’s 60th Anniversary Recital at Aratani/Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 pm. The recital is to commemorate Master Nosho Miyagi’s 60 years of performing dance and music, as well as to host the school’s teaching credential...
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2013 / Tanizaki’s story with Japanese actors at UCLA, Sept 26 – 29

UCLA Performing Arts Shun Kin

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin West Coast Premiere Thu, Sept 26 – Sun, Sept 29 Freud Playhouse– UCLA Campus, MacGowan Hall, 245 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095   Sept 26 (Thur) 8:00 pm Sept 27 (Fri) 8:00 pm Sept 28...
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2013 / Japanese classical dance and music class to be opened in Oxnard

20130228 Oxnard Shamisen Class

Japanese artist Mme. Kimisen Katada of Ventura will start Japanese classical dance and music lessons under the name of “Fuji Japanese Music” in March at Oxnard Buddhist Temple. In March 2013, the classes will be held on March 2, 9, and 16. The April schedule will be announced later.   Lesson Schedule on every...
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