Kyo no Kai

“Kyo no Kai” is an organization founded and headed by Kabuki actor Nakamura Gankyo (aka Bando Hirohichiro). The mission of Kyo no Kai is to teach and promote various aspects of traditional Japanese culture with the emphasis on the performance art of Kabuki.

PC: Toyo Miyatake Studios  Design: Sydney Miyatake

PC: Toyo Miyatake Studios

Design: Sydney Miyatake


SHINSEI KAI: Emerging Stars of Japanese arts

Please join us for an unforgettable performance highlighting emerging artists showcasing Japanese arts along with master artists.  Emerging artists: Nakamura Gankyo (Japanese classical dance), Kuniharu Yoshida (Shodo), Walter Nishinaka (Taiko) and Brian Wong (Koto) along with honoring new natori Bando Kyoharumi.  We are joined by master artists: Bando Ai (Japanese classical dance-Tokyo), Masachika Ichikawa (Costumer-Tokyo), Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto (Koto/shamisen-Oakland, Ca).

In addition, there will be a special name taking performance (natori hiro) by Los Angeles local, Cheryl Haruko Ikegami, who will be debuting as Bando Kyoharumi, a title granted by the late tenth headmaster of the Bando School of Japanese classical dance, Bando Mitsugoro.

For Online Tickets: Shinsei-kai

Tickets will be held at Will Call for pick-up. Please make sure to bring your ID.


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