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- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Intermediate)
Presently, I teach Japanese “Buyo” around Asakusa.
In the past, I made a name for myself as an actress after practicing Japanese “Buyo” and drama. Today, I have a 25-year career as an entertainer. I have acted in many stage plays featuring “buyo” across Japan as well as surrounding Asian countries to master Japanese “buyo”.
Traditional “buyou” and Japanese “buyo”, which I dance, if classified is often classified as strict and formal but it is what it is. Traditional Japanese “buyo” is not like “kagura”, traditional folk entertainment, “bon odori” (a type of dance at a Japanese festival called “matsuri”), and folk songs but is a stage art that is aimed at performing on stage. A lot of the gestures and behavior of Japanese women can be learned through Japanese “buyo” – it is a compilation and the best of all that beauty.
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An Authentic Experience - Wonderful, Hopsitable dancers!
One of the highlights of our trip to Japan was being with the wonderful, hospitable, Japanese "Buyo" dancers in Tokyo. The trip was largely for our twelve year old granddaughter, who is a dancer in Alaska and loves all forms of the art. The people involved with the Buyo dance, the Sensei and her students, were so gracious and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for this beautiful form of dance with us that we will never forget it. They invited my granddaughter to join them and taught her the art of the fan and other moves and she now has a lovely kimono and practices what she learned and demonstrates it to to her Alaskan friends. This was a delightful and authentic experience and we recommend it to everyone. Tom Barton, Los Altos, California
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