Dance performances

Fall Japanese Classical Dance Virtual Performances

“Hinazuru Sambaso” (Nagauta) with Bando Hirosuzu, Bando Hidesomi, Bando Hiromiya

California’s Nihon Buyo Kai is pleased to announce virtual fall Japanese classical dance performances from October 17-23.

This program, lasting approximately 70 minutes, will be hosted free of charge on the site ( and is presented by Nihon Buyo Kai, a charitable non-profit organization established in 2012, whose mission is to present and promote Nihon Buyo.

Due to the current climate of social distancing and safety measures, the Nihon Buyo Kai Board of Directors has decided that instead of in-person presentations of past programming, it will present four videos of past performances with dancers from the schools. local Bando and Wakayagi Kai. Selections include four genres of traditional Japanese music and a variety of dance types.

Viewers can enjoy: “Hinazuru Sambaso” (Nagauta) by dancers Bando Hidesomi, Bando Hirosuzu and Bando Hiromiya; “Soshun” (Yamatogaku) ​​by dancers Bando Mitsuhiro and Bando Hidesomi; “Seigaiha” (Kiyomoto) by dancers Wakayagi Hisame and Wakayagi Sumika; and “Tsuri Onna” (Tokiwazu) with dancers Bando Mitsuhiro, Bando Wakatsuye, Bando Hidesomi and Bando Hiromasaya.

“Seigaiha” (Kiyomoto) with Wakayagi Hisame, Wakayagi Sumika

The seven members of Nihon Buyo Kai’s board of directors are volunteers passionate about carrying on the legacy of the late Bando Mitsuhiro, their “Oshishosan”, whom they studied before his death in 2016, and whose dream was to promote Japanese dance across the United States.

Visit the organization’s website, https://nihonbuyokai.organd enjoy the photo gallery of past presentations and a tribute to former Nihon buyo pioneers, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.

“Tsuri Onna” (Tokiwazu) with Bando Mitsuhiro, Bando Hiromasaya