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Yuko Hamada


Hitomi Ozaki


Mariko Takizawa

 

Takashi Hosoi

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Emi Kikuchi



Yumiko Sensui


Yukari Mizuuchi


Toshitsugu Kubota


Nami Takagi

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Keiji Kubo



Akiko Tokuoka



Chris Kakurai


Seira Nakanishi


Atsushi Eda

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Seika Ito



Masatsugu Sakai



Nanako Ohsawa


Adriana Ochoa

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Emmet Allen

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Mami Inari


Yuki Dellipaoli


Akiko Tajima



Saori Morris

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Makoto Sakawaki


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Script,  Direction

& Choreography

Sound Operator

Stage Manager &

Lighting Designer

L

Translation & MC

Kitsuke

(Kimono Expert)


Hair, & Model


Kitsuke




Hair & Model


Hair, Kitsuke &

Model



Emi Shinozaki



Ryo Shiba



Motoko Tadano


Noriko Kawazu


Midori Anami

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MC & Singer  


MC & Minyo Singer



Model & Nichibu Dancer




Nichibu Dancer



Yukata & Nichibu Dancer

Yukata & Kagura Dancer


Yukata & Nichibu

 Dancer



Yukata & Kagura dancer,

& Model



Yukata Dancer, Model & Singer



Yukata, Ballet & Kagura Dancer



 Model & Singer


Kagura Dancer



Model



Model


Model



Hair  


Hair  



Hair


Kitsukke



Back Stage

Various types of formal kimono, men's kimono, and two exquisitely crafted masterpieces of Edo-komon and Oshima-tsumugi kimono will be displayed. The kimono models are the participants of JPA kimono program. They practiced repeatedly for months to be able to wear kimono by themselves for this stage.

This segment will be Japanese traditional dance, Nichibu show. For a better understanding, Western ballet dance will be shown for the comparison of unique dance movement characteristics. Then, there will be two classical Nichibu pieces, “Mitsumen Komori” and “Shizuka to Tomomori.” At the end, a contemporary arrangement of Nichibu dance will be shown with a pop hit song choreographed by Yuko Hamada.


JPA's Iwami/Geihoku Kagura Preservation Society will present “Orochi (Giant Serpents)” from Iwami Kagura this year. During the show, we will explain about the region with very vibrant Kagura entertainment activities. The show will have 17 meter-long serpents on stage with the explanation on how they are made.

In between these segments, we will also have chorus and Japanese folk music Minyo singing entertainment pieces.

Program 1:  Kimono Show

                  




Program 2:  Nichibu

                  





Program 3:  Kagura

                    



Kimono By Japan Performing Arts, Inc.

 All Kimono will be shown in the kimono s section belong to Japan Performing Arts, inc.  

They are Oshima-tsumugi, Edokomon, Tsujiganhana-some, Hakama & Furisode.  




Katie Tremmel


Model



Diem Ngo  

Model

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Hiroki Moriuchi

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Back Stage


Shunsuke Akiyama


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Projection Operator


Ayumu Saegusa


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Lighting  Designer

Thank you!

Our show was full house!  


See you at our next production!  

 

Photos by Yoko Essel

Join Us!


Dacers, Musicians, and back stage volunteer crew

for Iwami / Geihoku Kagura preservation activities.  


We welcome anyone interested in Kagura activities.  

 

Instruments: big & small taiko drums, small cymbals and Japanese flute.