40 Minyo

2016 / Japanese percussion instrument workshop by instructor from Japan, Sept. 10-13

Nonprofit organization Matsutoyo Kai, Inc. will host the Japanese percussion instrument workshop by Mme. Mochizuki Tayafumi from Japan from Sept. 10 – 13 in Gardena and Torrance areas. This program is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. WORKSHOP Workshop for Japanese percussion instruments, basic taiko, tsuzumi and kane Instructor:  Madame...
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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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2015 / Amami islanders to celebrate its 40th anniversary with island folk song shows at Armstrong Theatre, Oct. 17

Amami Shimauta Mizuki Nakamura

Southern California Amamikai or Amami Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with stage events on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Amami Islands belong to Kagoshima Prefecture, and are located between Kagoshima and Okinawa. The Amami Association consists of people from Amami Islands, people who have any relationship with...
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2015 / Target program to feature Japanese music at LACMA, Jan. 19

Minyo Station

  As a “TARGET” Free Holiday Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents live music by Minyo Station at Los Angeles Times Central Court at 12:30 pm and 2:45 pm on Monday, January 19. Free and open to the public. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire...
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2014 / Majikina dance school to present Los Angeles show designed to honor legendary Okinawan artist, Nov. 2

On Sunday, Nov. 2, the Majikina Honryu Aigen no Kai dance company, led by artistic director Aiko Majikina, will present “Nufa Gukuru – My Spirit Dances” at the Aratani Theatre in the campus of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Little Tokyo. The show starts at 2:00 pm. The show pays homage to...
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2014 / Japanese summer festivals / Las Vegas Buddhist Sanga Bon Odori

Aug 9 Las Vegas Buddhist  Sanga Bon Odori, Cimarron Memorial High School, 2301 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128. 11 am – 3:30 pm + Aug 2-3 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Carnival, 1517 West 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Saturday, 3 pm – 10 pm; Sunday, 2 pm – 9 pm Aug 2...
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2013 / Miyagi Nosho 60th Performing Arts Anniversary at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 20

Nosho Miyagi Four Seasons

  The Miyagi Nosho Ryukyu Dance/Music School presents the Miyagi Nosho 60th Performing Arts Anniversary Recital at Aratani/Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm. The recital commemorates Master Nosho Miyagi’s 60 years of performing dance and music, as well as to host the...
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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 / Nisei Week Parade / Those who wish to be “Haneto dancers” must check in by 3pm, Aug 11

Nebuta Ohayashi Hozonkai  Group will open a registration booth for “Haneto Dancers” and Volunteer in the Nisei Week Grand Parade on Sunday, August 11. The registration booth will be opened from 2 pm to 3 pm at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 South Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Nisei Week Grand Parade...
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