Message from the Board of Directors of Nihon Buyo Kai of California
Dear Valued Members and Japanese Culture Aficionados,
We hope that 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, brings health, prosperity, and new beginnings to each of you. The past few years have certainly demonstrated our resiliency and fortitude, and we hope to see the pandemic in our rear-view mirror as we forge ahead.
First of all, thank you to our dear members and supporters who continue to encourage us with their words, notes, donations, and well-wishes. We enjoy hearing from you and are always interested in your ideas and thoughts on how we can bring quality programs to you. We hope you enjoyed the virtual dance presented in November; our volunteers worked tirelessly to provide descriptions of the dances in Japanese and English to make your viewing experiences more meaningful. We are extremely grateful to the participating dance instructors, without whom a virtual program could not be made possible.
Many of you have asked about our plans for an in-person dance presentation. As of mid-January, it appears that performing arts venues are allowing for in-person productions. We will be conferring with our member dance instructors to gauge their interest in presenting an in-person performance later this year, perhaps in the fall. We will keep you informed.
The recent rains brought many issues to our region, but it also brought a sense of hope as we face an unprecedented drought. The Year of the Rabbit signifies positivity, so we leave you with positive thoughts as we face together the coming year.
Happy New Year!