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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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2016 / Bon Odori in Southern California, Jun. 11 – Aug. 14

Obon Festival and Bonodori at Japanese Buddhist temples + June 11 (Saturday) Arizona Obon Festival: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Bonodori at 6:45 pm at Arizona Buddhist Temple in Phoenix + June 18- 19, Sun Valley Obon Festival: Saturday, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Bonodori at 7:00 pm; Sunday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm,...
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2016 / Singer of Nisei Week Parade official song to appear at stages and parade from Tokyo, Aug. 13-14

Megumi Date

  The Nisei Week Grand Parade features official choreographies of two songs every year. In the 2016 parade, dance master Hanayagi Rokufukumi chose “Soran Matsuri” sang by Yoshimi Tendo and “Horshi no mai” (Dance of Stars) sang by Megimi Date. When Tokyo-based singer Megumi Date heard about the her song selection of the Nisei...
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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 / Tokyo dance event with Japanese festival rhythm to be recreated in Hollywood July 17

Dance event “Tokyo Nebuta” is a brainchild of entrepreneur Shinichi Temmo in Tokyo to recreate an excitement of the dancing part in the famous Aomori Nebuta Festival which is held from Aug. 2 – Aug. 7 every year. Following the first “Tokyo Nebuta” was successfully performed in Tokyo on March 13, “Tokyo Nebuta 2016...
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2016 / Okinawa Assn hosts annual Picnic and Bon Dance July 17

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America On Sunday, July 17, 10:30AM ~ 4PM, the Okinawa Association of America  will host its Annual Members Picnic at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte. Featuring live entertainment, kids’ games and races, raffle drawings, and Bon dancing, it’s a perfect place for reunions or a Sunday...
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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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2016 / Shakuhachi Master Reidou Konno to perform at charity concert in West L.A. June 26

Shakuhachi Master Reidou Konno will perform at a charity concert of the West L.A. Holiness Church on Sunday, June 26 at 2:30 pm. In 1969, Konno entered Niigata University, and started to play shakuhachi. He studied Kinko-School Shakuhachi with Living National Treasure Reibo Aoki II. In 2004, he received the highest shakuhachi music title...
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2016 / Zen temple’s taiko concert to feature New York-based renowned shakuhachi player on June 4

Zenshuji Soto Mission and Zendeko taiko group present a one-time concert in Los Angeles with the theme of “Saiten: Celebrations” featuring shakuhatsu master Marco Lienhard, koto master Yuki Yasuda, and the Zendeko members who studied under Japan’s first professional taiko ensemble. This memorable concert will include the soulful sound of the shakuhachi and the...
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