Azuma Sumako II

Remembering a Nihon Buyo trailblazer.

Message from the Board of Directors of Nihon Buyo Kai of California

Dear Friends, Fans, and Patrons of Japanese Dance and NBK,

As we slowly emerge from the fog which descended upon us over one year ago, we hope that you and your loved ones are doing well. We hope that this time of crisis has brought your loved ones closer, made our path forward more clear, and that we arise from this pandemic stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.

At this time, we are uncertain about presenting a dance program this fall. The comfort level of performers as well as County of Los Angeles safety restrictions on indoor capacity (which can change quickly) are considerations. As an alternative, we have considered a virtual dance program later this year. Please continue to visit this website for further updates in the coming months.

We hope for your continued patience as we collect more information, seek input from our affiliated dance teachers, and hear from you. We invite you to contact us on our website,, and share your suggestions or comments.

Please keep yourselves safe. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Nihon Buyo Kai of California
Board of Directors

Please visit our new “In Memoriam” page to see the tribute to the trailblazers of Nihon buyo in our community.

Upcoming Events

Fall Dance and Lecture Event

Tentatively rescheduled for 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.