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Wakayagi Ryu Japanese Traditional Dance (Nihon Buyo) Kayono-no Kai

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Wakayagi Ryu Japanese Traditional Dance (Nihon Buyo) Kayono-no Kai

 

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Nihon Buyo is Japanese Traditional Dance.
 

Nihon Buyo was originated from Kabuki. Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama which history was began in 1603 when Izumo no Okuni began performing a new style of dance drama which was unusual at that time.
Kabiki is composed with two parts; drama and dance, and dance choreographers of Kabuki later became independent and popular in the society, and this was started to be called “Nihon Buyo”.
Nihon Buyo has been strongly influenced by Kabuki but also other traditional Japanese performing arts such as Noh and Folk Dances.
There are five major schools in Nihon-Buyo, including Nishikawa-Ryu, Hanayagi-Ryu, Bandou-Ryu, Fujima-Ryu and Wakayagi-Ryu. 
The style of Wakayagi-Ryu is delicate, elegant and dynamic, reflecting a mix of Edo Era in Japan and has been operating for over one-hundred years.
What is the virtue of Nihon Buyo as Japanese traditional performing art? Japanese have been putting emphasis on loving the beauty of nature and mercy and respect for the change of seasons. Through its performance, expressing such connection between nature and people which has been appreciated for a long time, and the audience simply enjoys such performance.
By practicing Nihon Buyo, one can also learn good etiquette, how to wear kimono in a graceful manner, and familiarity with Japanese music, literature, manners and customs. Furthermore, one can learn sensitivity, a sense of beauty, and respect for people and nature. We can also gain a deeper cultural understanding through Nihon Buyo.
 
 

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Kayono-no Kai 

Wakayagi Ryu Nihon Buyo "Kayono-no Kai" is a Japanese traditional dance school just launched in Highgate, London. 
By practicing Nihon Buyo, one can also learn good etiquette, how to wear kimono in a graceful manner, and familiarity with Japanese music, literature, manners and customs. Furthermore, one can learn sensitivity, a sense of beauty, and respect for people and nature. We can also gain a deeper cultural understanding through Nihon Buyo. Kayono Wakayagi would take great pleasure in providing a platform to promote cultural exchange through Nihon Buyo.
 
 

Instructor - Kayono Wakayagi

 Kayono Wakayagi is an accredited master of performing arts Wakayagi Ryu Natori. Wakayagi Ryu is one of the five major Nihon Buyo school in Japan. The style of Wakayagi-Ryu is delicate, elegant and dynamic, reflecting a mix of Edo Era in Japan and has been operating for over one-hundred years.
Kayono Wakayagi was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1972. She started to learn ballet at three years old, and spent six years in Interpretive Dance Club in junior/high school. She then went on to start learning Nihon Buyo from Sueyuki Hanayagi master (awarded Medal of Purple Ribbon in 1991) at the age of 28. Her first stage was “Miyako Dori” in the National Theatre.
In 2008, Kayono Wakayagi moved to Hong Kong for a business assignment (working in investment banking at the time), and met her current master Chika Wakayagi (Chairman of Wakayagi Ryu Konokai). As a member of Konokai, she has actively participated in various cultural programs, workshops and demonstrations in Hong Kong.
When she emigrated to UK in January 2017, she decided to quit the bank and seriously pursue Nihon Buyo. Therefore, she still takes lessons from her master periodically, and has also joined the special training sessions for accredited master of arts in Japan to learn new dances and develop her techniques.