Exhibitors List - Stage Demonstrations

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Aikido
  • Stage Demonstrations
Isomura Brothers
  • Stage Demonstrations
Kent Isomura, 21, has completed his third year at the University of Auckland studying Piano Performance under the tutelage of Stephen De Pledge. Kent has been invited to perform many times over the past few years, as a soloist and collaborative pianist. In 2010, Kent was invited to perform in the ‘Dame Malvina Major Foundation Showcase’ alongside Dame Malvina Major. He was a member of the...
Kat McDowell
  • Stage Demonstrations
Born in Tokyo and raised in New Zealand, Kat has always loved music. While she draws inspiration from artists including Foo Fighters, No Doubt, and Jason Mraz, Kat's sound is definitely her own. She mixes acoustic guitar-led melodies with emotionally transparent lyrics that are delivered in a blend of Japanese and English. After university Kat returned to Japan, where initial...
Kozo Komatsubara
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Kozo is one of Auckland's youngest professional performers. He has performed at many places such as Large Scale Big top Circus Productions, Corporate Events, Buskers Festivals, Street Festivals, Theme Parks and more. Prepare to be amazed by Kozo’s Juggling tricks and comedy that will make you laugh yourselves off your seats! This interactive Circus Comedy show combines highly skilled Juggling...
MAAI HYOSHI DOJOS
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The Maai Hyoshi Dojo’s was formed in 1994 by its founder Shidoshi M.Gent a 7th Degree black belt in Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu. The school has evolved to incorporate many aspects of Japanese martial arts including Swordsmanship, Bo stick fighting and unarmed combat. Today the traditions of the school are carried on by Shidoshi Gents’s loyal students who endeavour to keep his fighting spirit alive....
Nekovicious
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Neko Vicious is a Japanese pop/rock band based in Auckland. After making an appearance in "Pick and Mix" series at Aotea Square in early 2012, the band refreshed its song line-up with newly joined 2 female vocalists. Neko Vicious plays completely re-arranged Japanese songs by injecting energy and twists. Neko Viciousはオークランドで活動する6人組ポップ/ロックバンド。2012年初頭にアオテアスクエアでのイベントに出演後、新規に女性ボーカリスト2名が加入。...
OCG (Osaka Cool Guys)
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OCG (Osaka Cool Guys) are an acoustic band formed by 4 members. Because their instruments are light, they normally play like a "MOBILE BAND" such as House Party, Pub and Bar... They mainly play a variety of famous songs with OCG taste, and few original songs. Their music always make people happy and smile. "Make People Smile with Music". This is their biggest goal. OCG (Osaka Cool Guys) は...
Rumi Sasaki
  • Stage Demonstrations
私は、宮城県登米市の「佐々木 瑠美」です。 オークランドでのJapan Dayには過去3回にわたり新日本舞踊で参加させていただきました。 日本舞踊は5歳の時から習っています。一時は、お稽古に行かなくなった時期もありましたが今では毎日のように楽しく踊っています。 Japan Dayの様な大きなステージで踊るのは、たいへん緊張するのですが多くの現地の方々に新日本舞踊を紹介できて光栄に思います。 Japan Day 2011年の時は丁度オークランドに到着していて東日本大震災があり家族・友人・家など心配したのですが、何とかみんな無事でした。反対に宮城の知人に「がんばって踊ってきて」と励まされたりした事が印象に残っています。 今回で(Japan Day 2013)4回目となります。少しでも綺麗な踊りを見て頂きたいので、今頑張ってお稽古しています。 ぜひ、...
Satoko Huskinson & 乱ーRun
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Satoko Huskinson had trained as classic voice since small. But now she is a singer not only for operatic Aria but also J-pop...
Sheena Samsara Melodies
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Sheena started her music career in Japan in 2000 and fronted "SheenaZ" as the lead singer. She moved to New Zealand in 2006 and is currently the lead vocalist for Sheena Samsara Melodies. She performs at various venues and some of her originals include "Those Summer Days", "Dream of Sam" and "Roma". This is her second year to perform at the Japan Festival.
SHORINJI KEMPO
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Shorinji Kempo is a great system of self defence that anyone can do – young or old, male or female. Shorinji Kempo was established in Japan over 60 years ago. Since its founding Shorinji Kempo has spread to over 32 countries worldwide with more than 1.5 million members The main goal of Shorinji Kempo is to develop a well balanced human being with the self discipline to look after ones ‘...
Southern Stars
  • Stage Demonstrations
Yosakoi Soran is a highly energetic style of dance that originated in Hokkaido, Japan. Its attraction is the combination of traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. Southern Stars have been introducing Japanese culture through Yosakoi Soran dance for the last 10 years. Southern Stars value different nationalities, age groups and genders in the team and continuously refresh the...
SUPER JELLYFISH
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Super Jellyfish was formed in 2011 with a bunch of music lovers from Japan and Taiwan, we have a mixture of music styles across the board and our song list reflects it. but the core spirit has always been Rock...
Tamashii Taiko Drummers
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Taiko drumming is traditional Japanese artform, performed with high energy and carefully choreographed movements. The Tamashii drummers have adapted this ancient performance art, blending it martial arts and contemporary rhythms. The result is an invigorating experience, best described as "Music as an extreme sport."
The New Zealand Karuta Association
  • Cultural Display
  • Stage Demonstrations
Kyougi Karuta is a competitive form of the traditional Japanese card game known as Karuta. It is played on tatami using the 100 poems from the Ogura Hyakuninisshu anthology of poems compiled by Fujiwara Teika in the 16th century. The New Zealand Kyougi Karuta Association was set up by Linton Rathgen in July 2010. Linton was the first non-Japanese player to play Kyougi Karuta regularly and also...
Tomomi Takahashi with SNOW
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Tomomi Takahashi with SNOW Hello! We are coming from Hokkaido in north of Japan just to enjoy our music together with you! Tomomi Takahashi (高橋智美) A singer-songwriter also a voice trainer who sings on various stages actively. In 2012, Tomomi Takahashi is not only nominated as one of the finalists of '2012 Sapporo City Jazz / Park Jazz Live Contest' (http://www....
Towel Dolls
  • Cultural Display
  • Stage Demonstrations
U'ilani Hula Studio
  • Stage Demonstrations
Hula Leader and Instructor: Keiko Schneideman Keiko studied Hula for over 10 years at the Leilani Alama Hula Studio in Honolulu,Hawaii. She was recognized by Kumu Hula Leilani Alama, the founder of Leilani Alama Hula Studio, as having achieved a high degree of knowledge and proficiency thereby earning the right to open a branch school of Leilani Alama Hula Studio. After moving to Auckland...
Yuko and Farrell
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Shakuhachi: Farrell Cleary studied the shakuhachi with Fujiiyama Shoryu, a teacher of the Tozan Ryu School. He has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in Kumamoto and in New Zealand. Japanese songs: Yuko Takahashi is a mezzo-soprano and has sung opera and given recitals in Japan, Europe and New Zealand. She will sing several well-known Japanese art songs and folk songs.
七海
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オークランドのみなさん、初めまして。『七海』です。 私達「七海」は、皆さんもご存知の大ヒット曲「酔っぱらっちゃった」で有名な歌手内海美幸、幼少からピアノとヴァイオリンを弾くアシュリー直子、ピアノと声楽を習う堀奈津子から成るウェリントン在住女性3人ユニットです。 今年から、ニュージーランドに移り住む日本人のみなさんに、日本で過ごしたあの頃やあの時代を懐かしい曲を通して、思い出してもらえたらと願い歌い始めました。 「七海」の名の通り、私達の音楽が海を越え、国境を越えてみなさんの心に届くようにこれからもニュージーランド国内そして国外も視野に活動をしていきますので、どうぞよろしくお願いします。
坂根みつひろ
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16歳で歌手に憧れ出身地広島県より上阪。 ステージ歌手としてデビュー。お笑いの松竹芸能(松竹芸能)を経験。 1997年シンガーソングライター「暁月ひろし」の名で日本クラウンよりデビュ―。「みれん駅」「こころの隅に」を発表。 2011年ウイングジャパンに移籍後「坂根みつひろ」に改名。「未練ごころネ・・・」「昭和男の純情ロマン」をリリースしメジャー入りを果たす。翌2011年5月突然の病に倒れ「志」半ばで夢をすてきれずに、懸命にリハビリに耐え奇跡的に復活を果たす事が出来ました。 2012年4月にデビュー15周年を記念して「男の夢」「清き流れに」をリリース。「男の夢」は闘病中の私自身の「想い=夢」を詩にして頂き自身で曲を付けました。この曲を通して一生一度の人生に、大きな夢をもって生きる事を感じて頂きたいと、そんな想いを込めた曲です。...
西小路一葉
  • Stage Demonstrations
日本クラウンの西小路一葉(にしこうじかずは)と申します。 2004年に「百合の花のように」「秘密色のロマンス」でデビューいたしました。 2007年には、京都の西山を舞台にした「西山慕情~和らぎの京都~」を発売。カップリング曲の「巡りゆく想い」は、父と母への感謝の気持ちを込めて、私が作詞、作曲いたしました。 2009年には3作目のCD、「砂時計」「この愛の行方を」を出しました。 最近は大阪の通天閣の歌謡劇場に毎月出演しております。京都に住んでおりますが、広島や和歌山、奈良、三重、四国などで、歌の発表会や敬老会のゲストとして、歌手活動を続けております。先日はオリジナルの「百合の花のように」を気に入ってくださった方からご招待を受け、東北の青森に行って参りました。多くの方から温かい歓迎を受け、すばらしい時間を過ごすことができました。 この度、オークランドの日本人会様の Japan...
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