2016 / Kabuki – Behind the Scene: Dance Wig Lecture / Demo, Aug 6

Japanese wig stylist, Tokuo Toyotani

Japanese wig stylist, Tokuo Toyotani

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,” Toyotani, of the renowned Gekidanshinpa Theatrical Group in Japan, will discuss the art of combing Japanese dance wigs used in Kabuki and classical dance.

He has been invited to present this educational forum by the Nihon Buyo Kai of California, a nonprofit organization established by a group of Bando School students to promote and perpetuate the art of Japanese traditional and classical dance.

Following the demonstration and lecture, a Japanese traditional dance will be performed by a Bando student wearing the wig.  Admission will be $5 per person for the event to be held at the Gardena Valley JCI Main Hall at 1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Payment is payable by cash or check and at the event.  However, seating is limited and interested attendees are encouraged to reserve online at https://gvjci.wufoo.com/forms/the-art-of-tokoyama-the-japanese-traditional-danc/

For more information, call (310) 324-6611 or email info@jci-gardena.org

For Japanese language, call (310) 800-0118.

“The Art of Tokoyama” is co-sponsored by the Nihon Buyo Kai of California and the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute.