A mikoshi (Japanese: 神輿) is a sacred religious palanquin (also translated as portable Shinto shrine). Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine.
During a matsuri (Japanese festival) involving a mikoshi, people bear the mikoshi on their shoulders by means of two, four (or sometimes, rarely, six) poles. They bring the mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighborhoods that worship at the shrine, and in many cases leave it in a designated area, resting on blocks called uma (horse), for a time before returning it to the shrine.
Kyokushin (極真) is a style of stand-up fighting and was founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu). "Kyokushin" is Japanese for "the ultimate truth". It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has international appeal (practitioners have over the last 40+ years numbered more than 12 million).
A Japanese Entertainment Group based in California.
Theater performances, Event appearance, Films...You name it!
2011 How To Measure Happiness (Egyptian Extension Theatre)
2014 BURAI -Standing All Alone-(Theatre Theater)
2015 BURAI -Standing All Alone-(Aratani Theatre)
Nisei Obon Festival
Nisei week Fashion Show
Geisha Fashion Show
The Wagaku Collective
Los Angeles-based Japanese traditional performing arts ensemble! We make music on Tsugaru shamisen, Okinawan sanshin, shakuhachi, shinobue, taiko & percussion.