Yoko

Yoko

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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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12 Reviews for Yoko

  • Eu Tim Eu Tim

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono I am really happy to have selected the services of Yoko san for my partners dress up experience. Not only does she provide high quality silk kimonos, she assists as well with posturing during the photo shoot allowing Okabe san to capture the best pictures. Both Yoko and Okabe san are friendly and helpful making the experience more fun. (attached pictures are self taken)

  • Sam Sam

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono Fantastic time time!, the guide, the photographer, everyone was so helpful and professional. The kimono I wore was gorgeous and unique. With this unforgettable experience, Asakusa will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Nicole Nicole

    Learn Traditional Japanese Dancing: Buyo

    Learn Traditional Japanese Dancing: Buyo This was an excellent experience! I highly recommend this class. No dance skills are required, though having taken any kind of dance class before makes it easier. Don't be afraid to book it if you're by yourself: I think I had more fun as the only student than I would have otherwise. Yoko-san, the instructor, was very patient and nice. She's not fluent in English, but she has a young lady to interpret and once you get started you won't need to actually understand what she's saying for the most part.

    The class itself went like this. The young lady and an older gentleman picked me up from the station and walked me to the dance studio. I picked a yukata and put it on (well, okay, they dressed me in it!). Yoko-san demonstrated the dance and we practiced it a bunch of times. Finally, she performed a much more advanced dance and then we had a little photoshoot in the yukata!

    It's just around the corner from Senso-ji, so you can easily make a day of it in Asakusa with the class and the shrines. The only thing I regret is that I don't live in Asakusa and can't take her class regularly!

  • Adelene Adelene

    Learn Traditional Japanese Dancing: Buyo

    Learn Traditional Japanese Dancing: Buyo I have always wanting to learn Japanese traditional dance and this has finally fulfilled my dream.

    Both the dance teacher & interpreter were very friendly, polite and nice.

    I will definitely be back again if I ever come back to Tokyo.

  • Allen Allen

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono

    Walk the Streets of Asakusa in a Kimono This was a favourite for my wife. The kimono experience was much more than expected -- silk kimono (with all its layers), professional kimono dresser, a guide/translator and a professional photographer. She looked and felt like a celebrity as she was led through the streets of Asakusa. This was not much of a tour (with a kimono), but walking the streets with locals (and being asked for random photos by other tourists). Highly recommended!