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12 Jul 2018
  • Current Students & Staff

KIZUNA hosts introductory Japanese traditional dance class (28 June 2018)

On 28 June, KIZUNA hosted an introductory class in Nihon buyo, or traditional Japanese dance, with instructor Ms Shisen Tatsumi from Murasaki no Kai. Ms Tatsumi regularly teaches at international exchange events, such as those held at Kyoto International Community House. She has also been featured in KIZUNA's previous Nihon buyo classes with great success.

In the event, participants first changed into yukata with help from the instructor, and picked sensu (folding fans) to use with the dance. They then practiced three dances — "Sakura Sakura", "Sakura Kamuro" and "Kiku Dukushi" — under the instructor's guidance.

Break time was spent watching a video of a dance performance of "Onatsu and Seijuurou", and enjoying each other's company.

The event provided a great opportunity for everyone to experience a traditional performing art and to get to know other students.

Dancing to music using sensu (folding fan)

Watching a video of a dance performance

Following the instructor

Class participants with the instructor

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