Japanese drum team Himukashi 10th Anniversary Tour 2019

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Himukashi (ひむかし), a Japanese drum team currently on its 10th Anniversary Tour, is having three performances in Okinawa. The first is at Okinawa City Theater Ashibina on Sep. 1st, followed by the Sep. 5th show at Urasoe Tedako Theater and Sep. 8th at Yaese Central Public Hall.

Ryota Kanazashi (金刺凌大), a Japanese drummer and his wife Fumiko, a plyer of a Japanese bamboo flute called Shinobue, who perform as a duo named Soranari (そらなり). organized the anniversary tour in Okinawa.

Kanazashi participated in a cultural exchange event in Onna Village in 2013 and 2014 and is now a member of the professional Himukashi team based in Tokyo. The team is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a nationwide tour and this is the first time the team performs in Okinawa. The team is famous for its members delivering individual Japanese drum expressions during the team’s performances rather than concentrating on the charms of the traditional group playing of Japanese drums,

Himukashi consists of four team members; Hashiguchi Takayuki (橋口隆之), Kanazashi Ryota (金刺凌大), Sekine Makoto (関根まこと) and Kanazashi Yuta (金刺由大). Shinobue player Fumiko (文美子) from Soranari will also be on stage.

Japanese Drum Himukashi 10th Anniversary Tour, Okinawa City

The performance is a collaboration of Himukashi and an Okinawan Japanese drum and Eisa group Zampa Ufuzishi Daiko (残波大獅子太鼓).

Date: Sunday, September 1st

Time: Performance starts 16:00, doors open 15:30

Performers: Japanese drum team Himukashi

Guests: Zampa Ufuzishi Daiko (残波大獅子太鼓) Japanese drum and Eisa group, members
Arakaki Chisato (新垣千里)
Arakaki Tatsushi (新垣達志)
Arakaki Suzuka (新垣鈴華)
Sunagawa Haruna (砂川春菜)

Fumiko (文美子) from Soranari, a player of Shinobue, a Japanese transverse bamboo flute.

MC: Teruya Rinsyuke (照れ屋リンシュケ)

Opening Act : Wadaiko Kotonoha (和太鼓チーム 鼓人の羽)

Place: Okinawa City Ashibinaa Theater(Korinza Mall 3F, 2-28-1 Chuo, Okinawa City)

Tickets:
Adults ¥2,500 in advance
Children(6 to 18 years of age)¥ 2,000 in advance
Toddlers not needing a seat are free, with a seat child’s ticket
At door add ¥500

Japanese Drum Himukashi 10th Anniversary Tour, Urasoe City

The performance is a collaboration of Himukashi and ballet performers.

Date: Thursday, September 5th

Time: Performance starts 19:00, door open 18:30

Performers: Japanese drum team Himukashi

Guests:
Marika (choreographer and dancer from Marika Ballet and Dance Studio.)
Toguchi Madoka (Dancer from Nanjo Kikuko Ballet School)
Yamada Ayumi(Dancer from YUKIMI Ballet Contemporary Square)
Toma Ryo(Dancer from Iijima Ballet School)
Higa Senri (Dancer from Marika Ballet and Dance Studio)
Fumiko (Shinobue player from Soranari)

Opening Act: Wadaiko Kotonoha( 和太鼓チーム 鼓人の羽)

Place:Tedako Hall (Small Hall) Urasoe City(1-9-3 Nakama, Urasoe City)

Tickets:
Adults ¥3,000 in advance
Children(6 to 18 years of age)¥ 2,500 in advance
Toddlers not needing a seat are free, with a seat child’s ticket
At door add ¥500

Kumiodori 100th anniversary and Japanese drum Himukashi 10th Anniversary Tour, Yaese

The performance is a collaboration of Himukashi and regional entertainers from Yaese.

Date: Sunday, Sep. 8th

Time: Performance starts at 15:00, doors open 14:30

Performers: Japanese drum team Himukashi

Guests:

Yaese Kabudan (八重瀬歌舞団) Kumiodori and Ryukyu dance team

Shitahaku Shishimai Bojutsu Preservation Society

Fumiko (Shinobue from Soranari)

Place: Yaese Central Public Hall (1014 Kochinda, Yaese, Shimajiri-gun)

Tickets:
Adults ¥2,000 in advance
Children(6 to 18 years of age)¥1,500 in advance
Toddlers not needing a seat are free, with a seat child’s ticket
At door add ¥500

For ticket information on all performances, call 090-2339-9385 (Teramura寺村) or e-mail soranari2016@gmail.com(Soranariそらなり)

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