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2016 Maizome!

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On Saturday, March 5th, the Hanayagi Dancing Academy— Hawaii Foundation will put on its annual Maizome, or first dance (recital) of the year, continuing a tradition that started when the school was first established in 1947. Dancers and shamisen players alike will demonstrate the skills they have learned over the past year. Come join us!

When: Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 PM
Where: Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 S. King Street, Honolulu
Free to the public!
Wheelchair accessible

Free parking available in the Frank Fasi Civic Center Parking Garage
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2015 Maizome

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Maizome 2013

HDAHF had its annual Maizome, or first dance of the year, on March 2,2013 at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

Congratulations!  Omedeto Gozaimasu!

“Minasama taihen otsukare sama deshita.” Thank you all for all your hard work today. “Okage sama de” we had a successful Maizome. It was due to everyone’s efforts and support that we had a very good event today.

A special “Arigato Gozaimasu” to our great MCs, Bethany, Will and Saritsu-san…thank you for a great job and for jumping in to help each other. Thank you Mitsuyasu-san for helping to coordinate this year’s Maizome and for doing a great job!

“Otsukare sama deshita” to Itsue-sensei, Mitsutamae-sensei, Mitsujyuro-san, Mitsuakemi-san, Mitsuemi-san, Mikami-san, Mitsuasa-san, Mitsukane-san, Renee C., Lynn H., Linda G., Milton K., Gordon H., Craig N. who all helped with the prepping, coordinating and backstage/on stage assistance….etc.

Congratulations to all the performers for doing a great job! All your okeiko paid off!! Thank you to all the parents, spouses, family and friends for their huge support and help! Omedeto Gozaimasu to Hanayagi Mitsuakemi, Hisamatsu Mari, Bethany S. and Will W. on being recognized for their accomplishments!

“Minasama korekara mo yoroshiku onegai shimasu”. I humbly ask for everyone’s continued support and help.

Arigato Gozaimashita
Hanayagi Mitsuai
Principal

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Windward Mall

This year, HDAHF was asked to entertain as part of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival Court Introduction. The Festival serves to “perpetuate the Japanese culture in Hawaii and provide cultural training for women of Japanese ancestry.” We were very honored to take part!

JCCH Ohana Festival 2013

Another proud performance by our HDAHF students at the JCCH Ohana Festival – Mitsujyuro-san, Sau Yan-chan, Mari-chan, Kiyoko-chan, Miki Mei-chan, and Sumiko-san!!!

Thank you also to Mitsuakemi-san and Saritsu-san for their assistance as koken and emcee for our performance today and to our natoris, Itsue-sensei, Mikami-san, Mitsunayo-san, Mitsuai-san, Mitsuasa-san, Mitsuemi-san, who helped to dress our students.

Thank you ALL very much!!!!

Hanayagi Mitsutamae
Principal

Japanese Chamber of Commerce Annual Shinnen Enkai 2013

On January 5, natori and students of HDAHF continued their long tradition of helping the Japanese Chamber of Commerce throw their annual Shinnen Enkai – New Year’s Banquet. Three students performed dances as part of the banquet dining entertainment, followed by the Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko kabuki play, staring members of the Chamber. Numerous HDAHF natori prepared costumes, props, and wigs, applied theatrical make up, dressed performers, and helped break it all down again to be put back into storage. Domo arigato gozaimasu everyone for putting in such a long day!!

Japanese Women’s Society’s “Friendship Tea”

THANK YOU to all of our HDAHF natori, students, and parents for your participation at the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s “Friendship Tea” event at Hale Pulama Mau on June 3, 2012! Bethany, Kaitlyn, Catherine, Dorthea, Cassie, Saritsu-san, Samei-san, and Mitsujyuro-san – you all were so-o-o good!!!   The members were very impressed with all of our students, and one member in particular kept asking how long each of our students have been taking dance lessons. She even asked of our young students – who their parents were, and commented that she could see how supportive they are 🙂  YES, that certainly is true!!!!

Hanayagi Mitsutamae
Principal

Kodomo no Hi – Keiki Fun Fest 2012

On  April 29, HDAHF performed at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i as part of the Kodomo no Hi – Keiki Fun Fest. The courtyard stage was quite blustery – but all of the dancers kept dancing despite the winds :)Thank you to Mitsuemi-sensei for taking care of the forms with JCCH, Mitsuai-sensei, Mikami-sensei and Samei-sensei for dressing our students and to all of our loyal parents and grandparent (Mitsuasa-sensei) who supported their children!

Domo arigatougozaimasu!
Hanayagi Mitsutamae
Principal

Spring Taisai 2012

HDAHF perfomed at Kotohira Jinsha’s annual Spring Thanksgiving or Taisai festival on April 15, 2012. Hanayagi Mitsujyuro and Jill M. danced for the guests and Kineya Sakio sang while Kineya Samei accompanied him in the shamisen. This year, the Kotohira Jinsha also gave an education scholarship to our own Bryson G. as well as to three other university students. This is the first year they have offered scholarships! Domo arigatogozaimasu!

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