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Onoe Kikunobu: Honoring Japanese Classical Dance

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Hawai‘i’s Gertrude Tsutsumi has been honored with the nation's highest award in folk and traditional arts.  She has been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, which comes with a $25,000 award.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa visited one of her classes in Japanese classical dance.

Onoe Kikunobu Dance Company will perform as part of this summer’s Asia Pacific Dance Festival at UH M?noa in July.   

Compliments of the National Endowment for the Arts, video of Onoe Kikunobu performing

You might enjoy this performance of the “Wisteria Maiden” with commentary in English.

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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