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2010 / Hidden Legacy: A tribute to teachers of Japanese arts in the war time, Apr 24

Hidden Legacy, a tribute to teachers of Japanese traditional arts in the world war II time War Relocation Authority camps in the United States, will be an historic event, presenting 7 living artists ranging in age from 70s to their 90s who taught or learned Japanese arts in these camps.
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Data 2010 Apr 03: Kinnara Taiko

Kinnara Taiko is the oldest Japanese American Buddhist taiko group in North America, formed in 1969, and is named after the celestial musicians of Buddhism. As a Buddhist group, emphasis is placed on participation, self-awareness and discovering the joy in “just” playing. Kinnara is also based in the tradition of Japanese and Japanese American...
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2007January / Laughter Knows NO Borders

The text about Bill Crowley, English Rakugoka
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Lecture Note: “The Heart of Japanese Song” with histories and beautiful melodies – LA Men’s Glee Club, Oct 20, 2009

Lecture Note: “The Heart of Japanese Song” with histories and beautiful melodies – LA Men’s Glee Club, Oct 20, 2009

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club “The Heart of Japanese Song with histories and beautiful melodies” Presenter: LA Men’s Glee Club October 10, 2009 at Terasaki Foundation Laboratory Building, West Los Angeles Japan Study Club Lecture Note is complied by Cultural News The Nibei Foundation Study Club was honored with a performance by the L.A....
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1998 October / Rakugo will be performed for English speaking audiences

Text for English Rakugo
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Lecture Note – Bon Odori and Taiko tradition in the Japanese American community by Rev. Mas Kodani – August 18, 2009

Bon Odori attire: Later in the 1960s, female dancers wore “furisode” (long sleeve for unmarried women) kimono regardless of their age of married status. (Photo courtesy of Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles) Nibei Foundation – Japan Study Club Lecture Series 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 August 18, 2009 Rev. Masao...
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Dance master Mme. Hisami Wakayagi to present 2008 New Year Celebration

Dance master Mme. Hisami Wakayagi to present 2008 New Year Celebration

Cultural News 2007 December Issue The Hana-no-Kai branch of the Seiha Wakayagi School in Tokyo, led by Mme. Hisami Wakayagi of South Pasadena, will present a “2008 New Year Celebration – Hana-no-Kai and Hisami Wakayagi Recital” on Saturday, January 19, at 12:40 p.m. at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in the Little Tokyo district of...
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Dance master Hisami Wakayagi to perform a tragic classic on Jan. 19 upon her triumphant return from the National Theatre of Japan

Dance master Hisami Wakayagi to perform a tragic classic on Jan. 19 upon her triumphant return from the National Theatre of Japan

Cultural News 2007 September Issue Tokyo – Los Angeles-based Japanese classical dance master Hisami Wakayagi of Seiha Wakayagi School will perform the tragic piece  “Shizuhataobi” at the National Theatre of Japan (aka Kokuritsu Gekijo), in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, on Sunday, October 7, as a part of the program of the Ryufu-kai biennale lead by renowned...
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Mme. Hisami Wakayagi and Her Troupe Celebrate 25th Anniversary

2005 Hana no Kai Kyoningyo

Cultural News, 2005 April issue Mme. Hisami Wakayagi of South Pasadena and her troupe “Hana-no-Kai” presented their 25th anniversary performance on March 5 and 6, 2005 at Aratani/Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo. In the two-day performance, five new natori-title students were recognized with a debut and presentation of their stage names. With inviting...
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