2016 /Nisei Week free dance classes set for July 19 – Aug. 4

Hanayagi Rokufukumi’s setudents: Marci Asao, Alyssa Asao, Ayako Toma, Jeane Hamabe, Flora Uyehara

Nisei Week Ondo Chair Miles Hamada, center, Hanayagi Rokufukumi in blue shirt, and her students, Marci Asao, Alyssa Asao, Ayako Toma, Jeane Hamabe, and Flora Uyehara. (Cultural News Photo)

Forwarded for the Nisei Week Foundation

Ever want to dance in the Nisei Week Ondo & Closing Ceremony or Grand Parade?

Join us this year as the Nisei Week Japanese Festival celebrates its 76th anniversary August 13-21.

2016 Ondo Dance:

Soran Matsuri (Song by Yoshimi Tendo)

Hoshi no mai (Song by Megumi Date)

Choreographies by Hanayagi Rokufukumi

To help the public prepare for the Grand Parade (August 14) and Ondo street dancing/Closing Ceremony (August 21), free public dance practices are being held from 6:30 – 9 pm on Tuesday July 19, Thursday July 21, Tuesday July 26, Thursday July 28, Tuesday August 2, and Thursday August 4 on the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Plaza

Please bring one set of naruko (wood clapper) to each practice.

Questions should be directed to Miles Hamada at (323) 620.0662 or mileshamada@yahoo.com.