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.
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Nakamura Gankyō and Bando Ryū "Kyo no Kai" will present Jiuta "Shochikubai". It is the first time it will be performed in the United States. Performers are: Nakamura Gankyo, Bando Kyoharumi, Jaymie Takeshita, Kristen Sadakane and Mie Maejima. They are joined with koto master Shirley Muramoto and master Brian Wong on shamisen.