Who We Are

The Nihon Buyo Kai of California (NBK) was incorporated in April 2012 as a nonprofit charitable organization under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax ID 45-5478617.

The five board members are former students of the late Madame Bando Mitsuhiro, renowned and recognized dance instructor in Southern California since her immigration to the United States in 1968.  She had studied classical dance in Japan since childhood, attaining her teaching certification under the Bando School in Tokyo, then taught in Japan before moving to Los Angeles.

The board members of NBK are passionate about carrying on the legacy of Bando Mitsuhiro whose dream was to promote Japanese dance, or “buyo,” throughout the U.S, and from whom they studied for many decades before her passing.

All board members are volunteers who receive no salary or wage compensation.