Japanese children are taught unique traditional manners by parents, which is called “Shitsuke”. Kasei Nakamura, a grand master of the traditional Japanese dance and music in Kumamoto, describes the future of Kumamoto when children grow up to learn the manners with their parents’ own hands. You can also enjoy a wonderful performance of Hanawarabe, a girl’s traditional Japanese dancing group Kasei leads.
She was born in Kumamoto City, Japan. Influenced by her grandmother she started to study traditional Japanese dance when she was a young girl. She learned from the Fujimariu one of traditional Japanese dance schools and she took Seiju Fujima as her teacher . When she got 15 years old she became a holder of this art name. and she learned bayashi from Jusei Nakamura, in 1997 she was a teacher of this art genre. She is unique as an instrumentalist and dancer at the same time. She devoted herself to the traditional Japanese dance and music to make them develop, popularize. In 2001 she established a Girl dancing group (Hanawarabe), and thereafter they have held many popular events at everywhere in japan.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx