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02 Jul 2019
  • Current Students & Staff

KIZUNA hosts "Introductory class in Japanese traditional dance" (12 June 2019)

On 12 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 12 June event, participants first changed into yukata with help from Ms Tatsumi and other members of Murasaki no Kai. They then practiced two dances — "Otemoyan" and "Yakkosan" — with careful guidance from the instructor.

Break time was spent watching a video of dance performances of "Fujimusume", "Kotobuki", and "Rashomon", 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.

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Dancing "Otemoyan"

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Dancing "Yakkosan"

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Watching a video of a dance performance

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Class participants with members of Murasaki no Kai

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