The World’s 1st Nihonbuyo Online School
Nihonbuyo is awesome...
From Noh and Kabuki to Minyo (folklore) and Geisha culture – Nihonbuyo (Japanese Dance) combines elements of many traditional dance and theater genres. Learning Nihonbuyo is not only lots of fun but also gets you much closer to Japanese tradition and culture:
- Learn how to not only wear but also move correctly in traditional Japanese clothing including Kimono (women and men) and Hakama
- Master O-Sensu (fans), Katana (swords) and other traditional Japanese props
- Dive deep into Japan’s rich portfolio of historical and fictional stories and characters
- Enjoy a wide variety of Japanese music ranging from more traditional genres e.g. Nagauta or Hauta to Enka and POP (yes, you can dance Nihonbuyo to pop songs!)
BUT FINDING A GREAT TEACHER ... *SIGH*
Nihonbuyo is just awesome but finding a teacher can seem impossible, especially when you’re not in Japan or don’t speak Japanese fluently.
And even if you miraculously find a teacher who can teach you, you might run into further issues.
Here are some of the concerns we hear frequently from foreign and Japanese students who have tried to learn Nihonbuyo:
- Expensive lessons and performances
- Lack of comprehensive instructions and explanations (the traditional “watch and learn” method of teaching)
- Strict rules within and outside the classroom (don’t ask questions, don’t learn from other teachers, only stick to the genre and dances you get taught)
Unfortunately, that’s why many students discontinue learning Nihonbuyo although they enjoy the dancing.
We at Hanabusagoryu think this is just mottainai (a shame)!
Our motto is “nihonbuyo wo yori wakariyasuku, yori tanoshiku” (Making Nihonbuyo easy to understand and more fun!). And, we change the way Nihonbuyo is taught.
How does the World's 1st Online Nihonbuyo School Work?
Weekly Lessons into your Inbox
From Koten to Shinbuyo - Covering all Genres
A new Dance every 1-2 months
ADDITIONAL MODULES FOR ALL NEEDS
Lessons designed to make Learning a Cakewalk
Learn the Choreography
- Learn the steps and the meaning of each gesture one by one without music first
- Understand the flow of the choreography by dancing it slowly together with your teacher
- Memorize the choreography even better with video clips that are shot from behind or are mirrored (no need to figure out what’s left and right just follow the teacher’s movements on the screen as they are)
Learn the fundamentals
Learn the Kodougu (props)
Master the Kodougu (props) of each dance e.g. O-Sensu (fan), Tenugui (cloth), Katana (swords)
The Best Way to Learn Nihonbuyo
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Learn top-level Nihonbuyo from a former Kabuki actor with more than 40 years of stage and teaching experience.
NO JAPANESE REQUIRED
All lessons are with English subtitles or in English.
effective & efficient
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
CHOICES, SO MANY CHOICES
Get access to add-on modules e.g. Kitsuke (the art of wearing kimonos), individual 1-on-1 training sessions or Osensu no Sugowasa (awesome fan tricks)
YOUR VOICE COUNTS
Get to now your Teachers
Hisateru-sensei (-teacher) is the head of the Hanabusagoryu, a Nihonbuyo school headquartered in Kyoto. The school was founded by his father Kanou-sensei, a highly regared Nihonbuyo professional and his mother Hisaka-sensei who grew up in the Kabuki world and received many national awards for her superior dancing skills.
Hisateru-sensei who has been practicing Nihonbuyo since he was 2 years old joined the Kabuki theater at the age of 17. After successfully finishing the comprehensive training for young Kabuki actors he joined the house of Nakamura Shikan VII, who was officially named Person of Cultural Merit and was famous for his outstanding dancing skills.
When turning 30 years old, Hisateru-sensei took over the Hanabusagoryu-school overseeing the training of 5 locations (Tokyo, Kyoto/Osaka, Yonago, Fukuoka, Imabari) across Japan. He’s focusing on making Nihonbuyo more accessible esp. for younger people by providing easy to understand and fun training, performances and online content.
Anna joined the Hanabusagoryu-school in 2010 and received her teacher certificate in 2018.
She supports Hisateru-sensei in revolutionizing the image of Nihonbuyo not only in Japan but also across the world by creating (hopefully) entertaining articles and videos that show why Nihonbuyo is the best thing on the planet (because it is!) and make more people fall in love with it.
She enjoys dancing strong male and female roles, creating unique choreographies for foreign and Japanese POP songs and teaching students of all backgrounds and ages.
We are a Japanese Nihonbuyo school with locations in Tokyo, Kyoto/Osaka, Yonago, Fukuoka and Imabari and have set out to revolutionize Nihonbuyo.
Unfortunately, as you might know, Nihonbuyo doesn’t have the best image. It’s perceived as strict, difficult, expensive and a little bit boring.
But, we at Hanabusagoryu don’t agree with that (AT ALL!). We think Nihonbuyo is the most awesome performance genre there is.
Our mission is to make Nihonbuyo more accessible for many people by making it easier to understand and more fun. We do so by providing comprehensive training (not the old way of “watch and learn (or not)”), creating enjoyable performances (laughter, tears and surprises) and providing information and content openly. Last but not least, while taking our art very seriously but ourselves not so much :).
Now, we take our mission online to provide fun, comprehensive and great quality training to everyone who wants to give it a try.
Learn Nihonbuyo from the best, whenever you want and wherever you are.
Get your questions answered
If you sign up for our one week trial you will be able to access the content for the first week of online lessons for free. To start the trial you will need to create an account with Hanabusagoryu Online including valid payment information. The payment method you provide will NOT be charged with any cost during the trial period. Only if you choose to extend your subscription beyond the trial period the first payment will occur.
If you choose to not extend your subscription beyond the trial period no charges will occur. After cancelling your trial you will not be able to access the trial content or any other subscriber-only content.
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Should you cancel after the trial period has ended and your first payment has been proceeded, your payment is non-refundable, and your service will continue until the end of your contracted term.