The main event is held at Kirizaki Japanese Classical dance Academy & Associates.
If you would like, please also visit the website.
https://kirizaki.jp

We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai - Kiri no Mi Kai 9th"

18 ladies of our Mai school performed their Mai-dance.
This is a meetig for those who are paracticing together to show off their results.
Two new Natori wore a long hemed kimono, and each of the other students performed their own dances.
This time 8 dances by accompanied to the Sangen (Shamisen) played by Ohara Nao-sensei.

28th April, 2024 Sunday Yoyogi Noh Butai photo: Matsumoto Kazuyuki

2024 Kirizaki Tsurujo Zashikimai Italia Tour

Please watch video or detalis on the site of "Kirizaki Japanese Classical Dance Academy & Associates"
Activity Records page of Kirizaki Japanese Classical Dance Academy & Associates


【Rome】
5th March Tuesday Sapienza University of Rome
Performance and Explanation   Tsurujo, Tsurumaru



【Rome】
6th March Wednesday Sports Scholl ELIS
Performance and Workshop  Tsurujo, Tsurumaru, Suzujo, Adachi Sachiko (Translator), Gianfranco Taormina (MC)



【Florence】
8th March Friday Firenze University
Performance and Explanation  Tsurujo, Tsurumaru, Suzujo, Prof. Diego Cuccinelli (Tranclator)



【La Spezia】
9th March Saturday G.Mariotti Sports Facility
Performance and Workshop  Tsurujo, Tsurumaru, Suzujo, Adachi Sachiko (Translator), Gianfranco Taormina (MC)


photo : Alessandro Manno
Supported by Consulate General of Japan in Milan, the City Government of La Spezia, the Italian Aikikai and Dojo Nippon


【Sondrio】
10th March Sunday  Autidorium of Civic School Music, Dance and Theatre School of Sondrio Province
Performance and Workshop   Tsurujo, Suzujo, Adachi Sachiko (Translator), Rosanna Barbonetti (MC)


photo : Alessandro Cappelli
Supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Milan and Coro VOci Sospese

【Milan】
11th March Monday Consulate General of Japan in Milan
Expressed the reports and gratitudes to  Vice Consul General Noriko Nabeshima
Visitor              Tsurujo, Suzujo, Adachi Sachiko, Rosanna Barbonetti, Gianfranco Taormina, Gianmauro Figoli



【Others】
About Kimono
The kimono which Tsurujo wore on 8th, wore Rosanna on 10th.
Although our waists differ by more than 30cm, we can still wear the same kimono by adjusting the width of the body. This was made possible by the flexibility of the kimono.





About the Plate
We received the plate from our friends who have worked so hard throughout this tour. This tour shall not be succeeded without their big support.
We would like to express my gratitude ot all of our friends from our heart.







Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for Histry and culture)

We had "Mai-zome"(First dance ceremony) and "Hiki-zome"(First Sing ceremony)

The first dance of the New Year in 2024 was "Matsu-zukushi" by Tsurumaru, accompanied by Tsurujo.
After that, 9 members of "Sangen group"sang and played Sangen (Shamisen).
Last dance was "Tsuru-no-koe" by Tsurujo, accompanied by Ohara Nao-sensei.

After the ceremony, we enjoyed the New Year's party.



We had ceremony for giving a stage name as an inheritore.

We held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritor is "Suzujo (Bell Lady)".
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

Dec. 2023


We tried the ink painting.

A small event to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-kai".
We invited Mr. Hiroyuki Kimura, a Japanese painting artict, to experience ink painting again.
This time we drew two dragons, Next year's zodiac sign. Some attendants try to drow on New Year's card.

Dec. 2023 at Yakumo keikoba


We tried to arrange flowers that bloom in the wild (Summer).

"Kirinoha-kai'' is a small event to enjoy Japanese in a small Japanese-style room.
This time it's a event arranging flowers that bloom in the wild. Rather than using flowers that have been bred for gardening purposes, this is an association that uses the oldest method called "Nageire'' to grow native Japanese plants, plants that bloom everywhere in the mountains and fields.
I was impressed by the instructor's words, "The flowers bloom as if they were placed with the leaves facing up to receive the blessings of the sun,'' and "If you place the flowers the way you want them to, they will calm down.'' Some of the participants took home flowers and other words that were engraved in their hearts, such as, "It was refreshing to be able to walk as if I were feeling the wind.''
Aug. 2023 at Yakumo keikoba



We held "Kirizaki Mai no Kai - Kirino hana Kai in Kyoto"

We held a dance event in Kyoto for the first time. We rented a Japanese-style room in a historic town hous, Machiya and enjoyed the dance "Horai" and a workshop.

I was convinced that that dim light in the room, with the soft light coming from the courtyard, made the white painted face look even more beautiful.

"Hourai" Dance     : Tamatsuru
      Song and Sangen : Kubo Kousuke
Workshop : Tsurujo

21th May, 2023
at Chion-sha (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)




Details including video is ↓
https://kirizaki.jp

We had ceremony for giving a stage name as an inheritore.

We held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritor is "Yukitsuru (crane in the snow)".
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

Apr. 2023




We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 8th".

21 ladies of our Mai school performed their Mai-dance.
This is a meeting for those who are practicing together to show off their results.
Two new Natori wore a long hemed kimono, and each of the other students performed their own dances.  
This time, there were six songs that were performed for the first time at our event, and we enjoyed a variety of songs.

21th March, 2023
at Yoyogi-Nohbutai Photo : Matsumoto Kazuyuki

We had "Mai-zome"(First dance ceremony)

The first dance of the New Year in 2023 was "Kotobuki" by Gentsuru.

We had to postpone the event due to the coronavirus, but we are finally able to hold it.
These days, hare and ke tend to be blurred, but I would like to cherish the New Year's events as kejime.
After the beginning of the dance, we enjoyed the New Year's mood by tosenkyo and the New Year's party.





We had ceremony for giving a satage name as an inheritor.

We held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritors are "Sayajo (gauzy lady)" and "Hizuru (crane in the sunlight)".
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

Dec. 2022




We held "Kirizaki Mai no Kai"


Despite the hot weather, we were able to hold a dance party with a full audience.  
After holding a recital at the theater, I had a lot of things to think about.
I wanted to get a little closer to what Jiutamai is like, so I decided to hold it in a tatami room.

We sought a more natural form in a room with soft outside light so that you can enjoy the feeling of breathing, the sound of rustling clothes, the gaze, and the feel of Jiuta dance that has been passed down in such an intimate space. I did.
We tried to give the audience a taste of the salon-like atmosphere of the tatami room even during the dance breaks, but what do you think?
Thank you for the hot weather. Thank you very much to everyone who came.
"Suri bachi" Tamatsuru
 "Cha ondo" Kojo
"Mizu kagami" Tsurujo
Song and Sangen Fujii Hirokazu
interview Tsurujo, Tamatsuru, Kojo
Hair set : Kanada Eriko
Katsura : Shigemori Masahiro
Title : Ookoshi Sansou

23th July 2022 at Yoyogi-Noh-Butai





【Profile of Fujii Hirokazu】
Chair of Ginrei-kai
Learned Koto and Sangen by Abe Keiko (Grand mother) and Fujii Hisae (mother, Living National treasure)
Graduated Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate school
Medal with Purple Ribbon
Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts Festival Newcomer Award, Excellence Award, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award

  
photo : Shigemori Masahiro




"Suribashi" Tamatsuru
A song about the relationship between a man and a woman, entrusted to the mortar and pestle


Talking time -1


"Cha ondo" Kojo
An innocent love song sprinkled with words related to the tea ceremony.


Talking time -2
 
(excerpt) Go to youtube


"mizu kagami" Tsurujo
A song that depicts feelings for a loved one while reading the Eight Views of Omi

Go to youtube

Video : Katsuki Masao (semico)

We had "Let's learn Physical treatments from sumo".

A small event to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-kai".
We welcomed Mr. Hiroyuki Kimura, who also gave commentary on the NHK Sumo Broadcast (BS), and tried to learn the physical treatmets of sumo.
I was able to understand not only the feeling of passing through the core of the body, but also the significance of aligning the fingers and placing the big toe on the floor.
One person who had my floating toes pointed out during practice said, "It made me realize how important it is to pay attention to my toes.'' I think it would be useful for dancing.

June 2022  at Yakumo keikoba



We had ceremony for giving a stage name as an inheritor.

In the presence of a senio disciples of Hananomi-kai, we held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritor is "Tsurumaru (crane and circle)".
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

May. 2022

We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 7th".

18 ladies of our Mai school performed their Mai-dance.
This is a meeting for those who are practicing together to show off their results.
A new Natori wore a long hemed kimono, and each of the other students performed their own dances.  
This time, there were four men's dances, giving it a rich variety.

21th March, 2022
at Yoyogi-Nohbutai Photo : Matsumoto Kazuyuki

We tried the ink painting.

A small event to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-kai".
This time, we invited Mr. Hiroyuki Kimura, a Japanese painting artict, to experience ink painting.
I was moved by how she used her entire body to draw lines using her breath, just like in dance.

Dec. 2021 at Yakumo keikoba



We had ceremony for giving a stage name as an inheritor.

In the presence of a senio disciples of Hananomi-kai, we held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritor is "Gentsuru (cranein the depth)" .
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

Nov. 2021




I helped dressing kimono for Republic of Lithuanian ambassadress and her daughter.

At the request of the Lithuanian Friendship Assosiation, Mrs. Rasa Varvuoliene, the ambassador's wife and their daughter experienced the kimono.
It was a hot day, but the bright smiles of them were impressive.
With Secretary General Mr. sakamizu and Director Mrs. Ando.

Aug. 2021




We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 6th".

19 ladies of our Mai school performed their Mai-dance.
This was done while taking measures against infection with the Covid-19.
The two new Natori inheritores were in long hemed kimono. The other students also showed off their dances.

21th March, 2021
at Yoyogi-Nohbutai Photo : Matsumoto Kazuyuki

Interview articles are published in "Utsukushii Kimono (Beautiful Kimnono) spring 2020 issue."
On the pages which is special featuring of "To Rediscover of tailoring (p288-p229) .
Please check it out.

"Utsukushii Kimnono by Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd." (hearst. co.jp)


We tried Tea ceremony.

A small event to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-kai
Fifth party was to tried the Tea ceremony instructed by Tsurujo.
There is a song called "Cha ondo (Song of Tea ceremony)", in which the movement of tea ceremony is corporated into the choreography.
The tea ceremony experience will be help to understand the movements.

5th Dec. 2020  at Yakumo keikoba



We had ceremony for giving a stage name as an inheritor.

In the presence of a senio disciples of Hananomi-kai, we held a Natori ceremony. Natori means to giving a stage name as an inheritor.
I am relieved to have someone who can entrust me with what I inherited from my teacher, Kanzaki Hidejo.

New Inheritors are "Tamatsuru (treasure of crane)" and "Kojo (coral lady)".
We will continue to devote ourselves together.

Nov. 2020




Adapted by "Ale for Art" a project sponsored by tokyo Metropolitan Government.

In order to prevent the infection of the Covid-19. I challenged how far I could prepare by myself, no make-up artist, no dresser, no wig professionals, no lighting person no photographer, and no stage director.
Jiutamai was originally performed in tatami room without dressing up . The original appearance was with Japanese hair and with kimono long hem.
One of the purposes was how much we could feel it in this era. To have gained a lot of awareness was great harvest for me.

The more things we can do alone, the easier it will be to show off anywhere in the world, both physically and ecdonomically.
I would like to continue practicing these things so that I can share them not only with my students but also with many people.




"Tsuyu ha Obana (Dew and Pampas grass)"
(Song and Sangen by Ohara Nao -recorded)
https://cheerforart.jp/detail/4136


We challenged sewing up a Yukata.

A small play party to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-kai".
Forth party was "Challenging to sew up a Yukata" from clothe instructed by Tsurujo.
Someone attended by on-line, someone attended at the room.
One lady started the second Yukata immediately after this class.

May to July 2020 (4 times)  at Yakumo keikoba




We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 5th".

17 ladies of our Mai school performed their Mai-dance.
Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the event was held privately.
As the remaining snow fell, they performed their dances while being watched by their friends.

14th March, 2020
at Yoyogi-Noh-Butai Photo : Matsumoto Kazuyuki


We tried " golden Joinery - Kintsugi".

A small play party to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese style room named "Kirinoha-kai".
Third party was "Golden Joinery - Kintsugi2. The instructor was Ms. Yamada Emi.
We are impressed when the attached vessel was revived with a little gold.

2nd, Nov. 2019 at Yakumo keikoba



We challenged resizing kimono by ourselves.

A small play party to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room namde "Kirinoha-kai".
Scond party was "Challenging resizing kimono2. The instructor was Tsurujo.
Participants seemed to be confident by understanding the mechanism of kimono.

5th July, 2019 at Yakumo keikoba



Interview articles are published in the series of "Kimono People" in HP of Takarakinu-pure domestic silk.
Takara-kinu is the name of pure domestic silk. This is the group of the companies of productions of sales companies of silk, indispensable for kimono.

Before the World War II, most kimono are made of pure domestic silk, but now the presentage of domestic silk is less than 0.6%,. The silk spit out by Japanese silk moths has great features. So our ancestors use out the silk. After wearing it as a kimono, it was remade into a futon, and kimono for babies, cushions, bags, dusters, dolls and small been bag for girls toys.
I hope people get more attention.

Interview article published in rerise News, "Creators of Beautiful Times".

Rerise News is a magazine which provides human with opportunities in the AI era and rerises the present from the unseen future.

Please check it out.

We tried "Ceremony of Hearing Incense" in Kirinoha Kai.

A small play party to enjoy Japanese tradition in a small Japanese-style room named "Kirinoha-Kai".
First party was "Ceremony of Hearing Incense".
We spent an elegant time under the guidance of Maestro Seki-sensei of Oie Ryu keisetsukai.

11th May, 2018
at Yakumo Keikoba



Speached at "School of road 6th in 2018"
Organized by Keio Universty Graduate School SDM human Labo.


Iwas speached at the special class organized by professor of Keio Univ. Maeno takashi, studying Happiness, Doctor of Tokyo Univ. Inaba Toshiro and hariya Kazumasa on 12th march 2019.

The class dealed with the difference of western and orient, for example sport, martial arts, pictures, philosophy, religion and thought.
After danced "Ukifune", I told about the thought of teaching tradition in present situation in Japan. After that, I had everyone tried Mai dance.

Someone gave me good impression I was relieved.

We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 4th"

14 ladies and 1 firl of our Mai school, performed their Mai-dance.
At the Noh stage bult in 1933 in Hatsudai, each person show their charm. It was a warm and intense time with dozens of audiences watching.
8th March, 2019
at Yoyogi-Noh-Butai Photo : Matsumoto Kazuyuki

We held 2Kirizaki Tsurujo 2nd Mai Performance"

I could performe with soft and nervous air by warm visitors and staffs.
to preparing is very tough work, especially promotion for tickets.
But through this hard days, I noticed that to have an experience to ask from deep of my heart to others.
It swept my ego and bad pride away, and it made me sensitive for the warm heart of others.

thank you very much for the visitors, the visitors who could't visit and th visitors who will visit.
I would like to charish the emotional connection with others.


"Ougi Zukushi"
"Tamatori"


Song and Sangen : Ohara Nao

Stage Manager : Matsunaga Kazunori
Make up : Arai Kiyoshi
Hair : Oosawa Kanehisa
Kimono : Kobayashi Isho
Dressing : Kuruma Migiwa
Lighting : Murakami Masao
Announcer : Tawara Noe
Title Lettering : Ookoshi Sanso



26th Sat. May, 2018
Kioi Small Hall






"Ougi Zukushi"
Celebration of everyone's fortune.


Move to youtube




"Tamatori"
A sea lady who falled in love with a noble man,
enters the sea for the sake of her child to regain the jewel which was robbed by ryuyjin.
She jumped into RYujin's castle with her sword, took the jewel, but many subordinates followed her,
so cut off under her bust and pushed it into, and pull the rope to signal for the people on the ship.
she floated on the surface and handed it them.
The beach ws excited with joy.
"I amd your mother!" Her voice was in vain.
Her figure disappered between the waves.

Move to youtube

A lecture on "Japanese movements based on dance" was held at Office sakai.
We held a course for aspiring models and actors who belong to Office Sakai.

Since this was a one-off lesson, we focused on how to walk without kicking, how to use the whole body from the center of the body, and how to use the knees so that the students could apply the lessons. I was surprised that many of them had experienced walking in two-toothed geta for the first time, but since they were young people aiming to become artists, they had excellent internal sensations. I felt hopeful that if these young people could find at least one Japanese practice that they like, they would be able to become more involved in their movements.
Thank you very much to everyone who participated.

5th March, 2018,
at the Sakuragaoka Civic Center in Setagaya Ward

We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 3rd"

10 ladies and 1 girl of our Mai lesson School, performed their Mai-dance.
In the warm atomosphere of audience helps their performances. each was excellent.

10th March, 2018
at Yoyogi-Noh-Butai

Jiuta-Mai Traditional Performance in Lithuania

VILINIAUS
30th (mon) Oct, 2017 17:00-19:00 at Mykilo Romerio Universitetas (Rotonda Hall)
Special Lecture about Japanese Traditional Movement, Culture & Mentality

【Mai Performance】
"Zangetsu (Pail moon in the morning)"
Someone says that the person who died lives on the moon. When I miss you, I look up at the moon.

"Matsu-zukushi (All kind of pine trees)"
Show you various type of pines. Descend pine, white pine, small pine, couple pines... All pines have green lieves even in winter. The are full of energy.


【Special Lecture】
Japanese traditional method to handle your body and mind

・How to wear Yukata (adjust yourself to goods)

Photo by sakamizu Hisayuki

・Posture, Breathing, Walking without kicking ground
How to inform your emotions to toes and fingertips from core of your belly area.
Japanese traditional method to handle your body and mind realize mobing from body core and bone structure. It includes not only traditional way of thinking, cherish the harmony, but also the way treating your mind. recognize relationship based on sunchronized breathing. Show you how to dress Yukata for Lithuanian people.

Photo by Sakamizu Hisayuki


・Try to dance "Sakura Sakura"

PHoto bya Karoliena Zakarauskaite      Photo by Sakamizu Hisayuki


*Please enjoy the "Matsu-zukushi" on youtube.



VILINIAUS
31th (Tue) Oct, 2017 11:00-11:30 at Lithuania National Culture Center

【Mai Performance】
"Kurokami (Black Hair)"
A lady is waiting for her lover throught the night.
But he never comes. White snow begins to fall. She warm her hands alone.

                    Photo by Sakamizu Hisayuki



KAUNUS
3rd (Fri) Nov, 2017 18:00-20:00
Japan-Lithuania Traditional And Contemporary Dance Charity Concert at "Nacionalinis Kauno Dramos Teatras"(National Kaunus Drama Theatre)

【Shakuhachi (Japanese traditional flute)】 Mr. Irie Yosuke
【Contemporary Dance】 Aura dance Academy
【Mai Performance】 Kirizaki Tsurujo
"Zangetsu (Pail moon in the morning)"
"Matsu-zukushi (All kind of pine trees)"


photo by Linas Vasiliauskas

【Talk Show】        Bella Shirin, Sakamizu Hisayuki, Aura dance Company,
                Kirizaki Tsurujo, Kishida Maria (Interpreter)


【Contemporary Dance】  Aura dance Company
【Mai Performance】    Kirizaki Tsurujo
"Kurokami (Black hair)"

photo by Linas Vasiliauskas      photo by Linas Vasiliauskas

*PLease enjoy the "Zantgetsu" on youtube.




Recieved the letter of appriciation from Mayer of Kaunas and from Childfood cance fund "Rugute"





All Performances and Special Lectures in Lithuania are
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo
    (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
ARTS COUNCIL TOKYOのサイトへ







Many of the people I met in Lithuania were modest and warm-hearted, and it gave me a somewhat nostalgic feeling.













In the special lecture at Mykolas Romeris University, he first gave a brief explanation of Jiuta dance, and used pictures to explain why it hardly moves. After dancing "Zangetsu,'' they explained that the dance was an offering to the gods, and then danced "Matsuzukushi.''
Afterwards, one man and two women wore yukata. When I asked him what he thought, he said, "I thought it would be painful, but (when I tried it on) it was comfortable and fit well.'' I was very happy.
During the hands-on experience, I was sometimes asked why I was doing this. Japanese people find it easier to understand when you use experience → reason, but Western Europeans seem to find it better to use reason → experience.
Also, I am reflecting on the fact that I may have felt a sense of "I'll teach you something.'' "The essence of Japanese culture is "breathing,'' and we start by "standing by the other person,'' rather than trying to form an agreement by trying to talk down to them,'' he says, only to realize that he himself is not doing that at all. I noticed. It's pathetic.
In the future, I believe that I will have to restructure the content and change my attitude so that I can demonstrate these points with my own body.









It is a research center for arts and culture throughout Lithuania, and its staff members are professionals in music, dance, theater, film, photography, textiles, dyeing, etc. We performed a performance for the employees. As expected, the audience was made up of experts in culture and the arts, and I could feel that they were watching with great interest.
After the dance, we received detailed questions such as "What is the purpose of bending the knees?'' and "What is the expression of putting one's hands in one's sleeves?''
I had a great sense of unity with the audience and a sense of distance, and it was very easy to dance.







The purpose was to compare the most advanced dance of Aura Dance Company, which is the most popular in Kaunas, with the old jiuta dance that originated in Japan's Edo period, and to gain a better understanding of both. .
Therefore, as a cushion between contemporary dance and jiuta dance, the shakuhachi performance is interposed, and from the ensemble with contemporary music to the classic "Tsuru no Nest Kagomori'', the atmosphere gradually shifts to Japanese classics, and jiuta dance is created. I think I was able to naturally find calmness.
The talk show featured Hisayuki Sakamizu as a storyteller who explained the comparison between Western dance and Jiuta dance as "motion and stillness,'' and talked about the characteristics of Japanese expression: By not expressing, we communicate more than expressing. I explained what to do. The interpreter, Maria Kishida, was at a loss because she touched on some content that was difficult to translate into a foreign language, but I think it was quite easy to understand, such as her conversation with her Japanese friend and examples of the tea ceremony.
After deepening her understanding through the talk show, she once again watched contemporary dance and jiuta dance. As expected, the atmosphere in the audience after the talk show was wonderful, and I was able to dance with a very good sense of tension.


The next day (November 4th) was Song Day (for us it was Dance Day), a joint concert between Lithuanian and Japanese choirs, and in the lobby there was a message saying, "I saw your Jiuta dance yesterday.It was wonderful.'' It was,” several people said to me. I was so proud and happy that they seemed to have become even more interested in Japan.


Since this was a charity event for children with cancer in Lithuania, we received a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Kaunas and the charity organization Rugutè. I am very grateful, but I am completely humbled by the efforts of Yoshiyuki Sakamizu, who actually planned, coordinated, and operated this event, as well as everyone in Japan and Lithuania.




Extra
Also, this time, when I stepped out of the hotel, I wore Japanese clothes. Of course, I was wearing Japanese clothes on the plane. It was a big experiment and challenge for me, who grew up wearing clothes.
It was definitely different from the reaction to kimono in Japan, so that was interesting and fun.


Departure at Narita Airport





Mitsukoshi Culture Salon Nihonbashi Machi College 
To be beautiful forever by easy way!! 
Opned Course, "How to use your body by Japanese Old Method"

Course was opened on 30th July, 2017 at mitsukoshi Culture salon (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi New Buiding 9F).

Totally about 20 people, various age and female and gentlemen, joined this course. This time instruction experienced work was focused on purely body exercise. Experienced small exercises at early part and full exercise at later part. All students worked seriously and time passed in no time.


Thank you for all the participants.

Jiuta-Mai Appreciation & Trial Class at Coredo Muromachi III had been finished.

We had 8 clsses since July, 2014. This is the last time

【Jiuta-Mai Appreciation Class】
A firsts stage the attendants appreciated Jiuta " Chia ondo (Song of Tea Ceremony)". Iintroduced the charactaristic of this song and gave the explanation the meaning of thie lyrics, and show various meaning of the song. Before appreciating the next stage we explained Jiuta "Fumi-tsuki (July)". (30 minitues)

【Jiuta Sangen Trial Class】
This time, we teached how to play the instrument "Sangen (shamisen)". And everyone tried to play it one after another (45 minutes)

【Mai Traial Class】
This is the last time, so we tried all theme since 2014. The attendants played actually a first part of "Gosho-no-oniwa (the garden of the imperial palace)" by using introduced all themes from 1st theme; Basic methods, good posture, good standing-up & sitting-down style, good walking tyle, good breath way etc,. 2nd theme; glance, 3rd them; direction change, 4th theme; Moving with Scapulas, 5th theme; how to move with your hole body and 6th theme, relax your muscles.

And the previous classes I received voices as "hips has become easier", "knee is no longer said jittery" or "I feel hot" etc.. Many attendants had experienced new feeling, to move with their hole body and excited very much.

The sectets of Mai is not transcendental skill. If you pay conscious to your body, you can do easily. But if you want to do it without consciousness, you mustpractice hard. I proceeded this class that the atten dants could feel how to use their body smoothly increasing their inner sensors talking with the body itself. It is very difficult to change the present body conditions and/or habits but I hope the attendants to care their body condition in their daily life. (45 minutes)



(Please Check on Japanese Page)








We had
On:25th November(Fri) , 2016
18:30 - 20:30

At: Kyoraku-tei
(COREDO Muromachi 3 3F)
Direct connection with Mitsukosi-mae St.
(Ginza-line, Hanzomon-line)


Performed Mai at "Akasaka Kinryu" for Winter One day Course of Mitsukoshi Culture Salon

Performed Mai , "Kage Boushi" at Japanese Old Fashion Restaurant, "Kinryu" located at Akasaka, Tokyo for winter one day course planned by Mitsukoshi Culture Salon.

Many Japanese Old Fashion Restaurant, Ryoutei, was open at Akasaka but one Ryoutei closed in this March. One only 4 Ryoutei resutaurant is open now.
According to explanation of this restaurant manager it is prohibited to build a new wooded houses because of firelighting law. Largewooded building like routei resutaurant might be destined to fade away.

I appreciated to participants who joined this course. Thank you.


We held "Kirizaki Zashiki Mai no Kai 2nd"

Five of the ladies who have been practicing at the "Tsurujo Jiuta Mai Practice Group'' and the "Nihonbashi Jiuta Mai Group'' were able to see the results of their efforts.
In a room overlooking the Sumida River in a detached house that was Ichimaru-san's home, each person was able to show off their individual charms. Even though we had a lot of visitors and we were able to see it in a cramped environment, the guests looked after us warmly, making it a great time.

11th Feb. 2017
at Lucite Gallery, Yanagibashi 

"Chiisana Mai no Kai" was finished.

We held "Chiisana Mai no Kai (small workshop of Mai)" at Gallery space S in Oyamadai, Setagaya, Tokyo.

First (24, Sept. 2016) The theme were "The difference between Nihon-buyo and Mai" and " The types of Mai". We performed 3 types of Mai ("Kosu no to ", "Takasago" and "Rokkasen") and explained about them.

Second (10, Dec. 2016) The theme was "The difference between Jiutamai and Kamigatamai". We performed 2 types of Mai ("Nagoya-Obi"and "Aki no yo (a night of autumn)" and explained about them. After that we tried how to move with the method of Mai and Japanese oldtechniques.

Third (18, Feb. 2017) We performed "Mizukagami" and gave brief explanation. Most of the class, we tried how to move with the method of Mai and we tried to master the famous song "Sakura Sakura".

1/4 to 1/3 of attendants was male, so we enjoed energish atomosphere.



We held "Kirizaki Zashiki-Mai no Kai 1st"

4 members of our Mai Lesson Dojo, performed their Mai-dance.
The ambience of the building and water improved the atomosphere of our
performances.

6th Feb. 2016
At Kiyosumi-Garden, Ryo-tei













"Dance of the World"
has published.

In this book, I wrote about "jiutamai in Tokyo".

1.Kanzaki Em -Era of No Barrier
2.Kanzaki Hide - irresistible elegance in Tokyo
3.Kanzaki Hidejo - Artistry and Tradition  
4.Current Kanzaki
5.Technique learning of Mai and Sence of Body in Japanese Tradition

I hope you read this articles.

Published on 25th, November 2015
Published by Fumaido Shuppan
Price 2300yen + Tax





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