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Watch aerial video from JPA Big Three Bon Odori performance on Governors Island

Kimono Exhibition 2022

Orochi at JapanFest in Atlanta, GA

Japan Parade 2022

Event on Governors Island 2022

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2021 - 2022

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Colors used in kimono are often more subdued than vivid. This is probably because Japanese people prefer kimono colors that blend in with colors in nature.

In New York, wearing gorgeous colors seems to finally be in tune with the energy of the city.

Photo by Robert Essel @esselphoto
&Yoko Essel @yokoessel.happa

#JPANYC #JPA #red #blue #yellow #vibe #energy #kimono #traditionalattire #culturalheritage #newyork #newyorkcity #highenergy #bar #color #vivid #bright #japan #japanese #naturalcolor #naturecolors
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Colors used in kimono are often more subdued than vivid. This is probably because Japanese people prefer kimono colors that blend in with colors in nature. 
In New York, wearing gorgeous colors seems to finally be in tune with the energy of the city.
Photo by Robert Essel @esselphoto
&Yoko Essel @yokoessel.happa 
#JPANYC #JPA #red #blue #yellow #vibe #energy #kimono #traditionalattire #culturalheritage #newyork #newyorkcity #highenergy #bar #color #vivid #bright #japan #japanese #naturalcolor #naturecolors
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Thank you New York!  
Love,
Japan Performing Arts, Inc. Inc.  
#JPANYC #JPA #i #we #nation #earth #universe #earth #nation #we #i #we #nation #universe #ascension

We will start the practice of Wotagei this week for our wotagei performance debut for the summer of 2023!

Do you know what “wotagei (or otagei)” is?

It is a Japanese contemporary group dance performance gaining popularity with around two decades of history in Japan.

It has its original roots in cheering for idol singers with pen lights. The cheering has developed into an independent form of group dance entertainment with the pen lights in a dark space.

If you are interested, there are some English language sources by searching for a wotagei (or otagei), so you can have a general idea how it looks like.

Wotagei performers are currently predominantly male dancers, but JPA is starting a female wotagei group! 8 members so far!

#JPANY #JPA #wotagei #otagei #otaku #contemporary #groupdance #dance #newyork #baseballcap #penlight #dark #light #fun #performance #performing #japan #japanese #cheering #activity @active @activities #yankees
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We will start the practice of Wotagei this week for our wotagei performance debut for the summer of 2023!
Do you know what “wotagei (or otagei)” is? 
It is a Japanese contemporary group dance performance gaining popularity with around two decades of history in Japan.
It has its original roots in cheering for idol singers with pen lights. The cheering has developed into an independent form of group dance entertainment with the pen lights in a dark space.
If you are interested, there are some English language sources by searching for a wotagei (or otagei), so you can have a general idea how it looks like.
Wotagei performers are currently predominantly male dancers, but JPA is starting a female wotagei group! 8 members so far!
#JPANY #JPA #wotagei #otagei #otaku #contemporary #groupdance #dance #newyork #baseballcap #penlight #dark #light #fun #performance #performing #japan #japanese #cheering #activity @active @activities #yankees

JPA has been introducing, teaching, and performing Nishimonai Bon Odori & Gujo Odori since 2018. Every year, we perform them on Governors Island, our special annual event. Hopefully you will come to join us to experience those dances at our event 2023!

The details about these dances are on our website. Please see them at the "Our Profile" page.

#JPANYC #JPA.#UNESCO #world #cultural #intangible #Heritage #bonodori #nishimonai #gujo
#odori #performingarts
#culture #heritage #performance #congratulations
#governorsisland
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2 months ago
JPA has been introducing, teaching, and performing Nishimonai Bon Odori & Gujo Odori since 2018.  Every year, we perform them on Governors Island, our special annual event. Hopefully you will come to join us to experience those dances at our event 2023!   
The details about these dances are on our website.   Please see them at the Our Profile page. 
#JPANYC #JPA.#UNESCO #world #cultural #intangible #Heritage #bonodori #nishimonai #gujo
#odori #performingarts
#culture #heritage #performance #congratulations
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Last Sunday, we enjoyed our Awa Odori dance practice surrounded by the beautiful autumn leaves under the blue sky! Many people watched us dance, smiling! It was our last session of Awa Odori practice in 2022, but it was also the first practice toward the Japan Parade in May, 2023! We learned the new choreography and practiced with live music for the first time! Can't wait until we dance together with those who couldn't join this time. We will resume our practice in January! Thank you again for joining JPA Awa Odori practice this year! See you in January 2023!

JPANYC #JPANY #toray #dance #awaodori #practice #centralpark #parade #performance #rehearsal #japanese #japan #japanesearts #heritage #generationtogeneration #tradition #kimonoculture #groupdance #together #2023 #JapanParade #May #autumn #leaves #beauty #bluesky
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2 months ago
Last Sunday, we enjoyed our Awa Odori dance practice surrounded by the beautiful autumn leaves under the blue sky! Many people watched us dance, smiling! It was our last session of Awa Odori practice in 2022, but it was also the first practice toward the Japan Parade in May, 2023! We learned the new choreography and practiced with live music for the first time! Cant wait until we dance together with those who couldnt join this time. We will resume our practice in January! Thank you again for joining JPA Awa Odori practice this year! See you in January 2023!  
JPANYC #JPANY #Toray #dance #Awaodori #practice  #centralpark #parade #performance #rehearsal #Japanese #Japan #japanesearts #heritage #generationtogeneration #tradition #kimonoculture #groupdance #together #2023 #Japanparade #May #autumn #leaves #beauty #blueskyImage attachment

JPA Emcees for the Kimono event on October 29th were Assiya Van & Hatsuko Otsuka.

The show was successful because of their excellent hosting!! Thank you, Assiya and Hatsuko! @bubblyarakanakira

Hair by Satoshi Ikeda @satoshiikeda120
Kimono dressed by Mayumi Maeda @holamanya & Mika Saijo @mikansa

Photo by Robert Essel @esselphoto & Yoko Essel @yokoessel.happa

#JPANYC #JPANY #performance #show #dance #kimono #education #costume #event #hair #culture #Japanese #Japan #japanesearts #hairset #hairdesigns #fashion #stage #theater #sustainablefashion #ecofriendly #beauty #traditional #tradition #heritage #tradition
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3 months ago
JPA Emcees for the Kimono event on October 29th were Assiya Van & Hatsuko Otsuka.  
The show was successful because of their excellent hosting!! Thank you, Assiya and Hatsuko!  @bubblyarakanakira
Hair by Satoshi Ikeda @satoshiikeda120
Kimono dressed by Mayumi Maeda @holamanya & Mika Saijo @mikansa
Photo by Robert Essel @esselphoto & Yoko Essel @yokoessel.happa
#JPANYC #JPANY #performance #show #dance #kimono #education  #costume #event #hair #culture #Japanese #Japan #japanesearts #hairset #hairdesigns #fashion #stage #theater #sustainablefashion #ecofriendly #beauty #traditional #tradition #heritage  #tradition

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Amazing program.. Thank you cery much for making it happen JPA. xoxoxo

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