Upcoming Events

Fall Dance and Lecture Event

Save-the-Date:  Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location:  First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson St., Torrance, CA 90503
Time:  2:00 to 4:30 pm
Tickets: $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 years and younger | Tickets will be held at Will Call

An Afternoon of Japanese Dance: Performance with Lecture/Demonstration on the Koken (Stage Assistant) (in Japanese with English translation)


  • Bando Toshitaro, Guest Artist from Bando Kai Japan


  • Azuma Kikusue (representing Azuma Sumako II)
  • Bando Hidesomi
  • Wakayagi Kiyoka and Wakayagi Rinsen (for Wakayagi Hisame)

Click to download Flyer (English/Japanese)

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NOTE: Children under the age of 3 must sit on parent's lap throughout the program.

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Come to our October 19th Koken event and learn the secrets behind this on-stage-costume-quick-change.  Take a peek at this video!

East Meets West International Dance and Music Festival

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Location:  Irvine Barclay Theatre
Performances:  2:00 and 7:30 pm

Produced by the UC Irvine Dance Department, the 4th annual East Meets West International Dance and Music Festival will feature a shortened version of the Japanese classical dance, “Fujimusume,” or “Wisteria Maiden,” with dancer Wakayagi Rinsen of the Wakahisa Kai under the direction of instructor Wakayagi Hisame.  In the role of the koken (stage assistant) will be Wakayagi Kiyoka.  Tickets are available for this festival at http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=&refId=1853BD4A-99B0-46FA-A554-E91C3296BE44 .  There will be two shows:  2:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd.