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Azuma Seika—Grand Master of Azuma-ryu Nihon Buyo Dance Institute

Azuma Seika was born on December 4, 1976 in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa, Japan. Raised by her mother and master Azuma Kimika, she started to learn Nihon Buyo at the age of three. In 2012, she became a grand master of Azuma-ryu Nihon Buyo Dance Institute.
She appeared in a number of stages at major events hosted by Japanese Embassy, Kamakura City Tourist Association, and Kamakura Geino Renmei. In 2014, she performed at Embassy of Japan and Sophia Puppet Theater in Sophia, Bulgaria, which were broadcast by BNT (Bulgarian National Television) and Nova TV. In the same year her performance was made at Crowne Plaza Hotel in the capital of Romania, Bucharest and was aired nationally by the Romanian public broadcaster TVR2. Today she actively engages in contributing to cultural exchanges between Japan and other countries. Her major performances of the dance repertoires are “Nagare”, “Yagura Sanbaso”, “Sizuka no Mai”, “Kyouganoko Musume Dojo-ji”, “Shima no Senzai”, “Sagi Musume” and so on. In addition, every year at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine’s Reitaisai (annual fall rites and festivals) in Kamakura, she plays an honorable role for Houno Buyo (a ritual dance dedicated to the gods of the shrine).

Azuma KimikaA picture of her mother Azuma Kimika playing “Shizuka no Mai>”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azuma Seika at the age of 4Azuma Seika at the age of 4.
At the “Kimika-kai” hosted by Azuma Kimika, sitting on his lap of Kabuki Actor Kawarasaki Gonjuro.

 

 

 

Azuma Seika at the age of 4Azuma Seika at the age of 4.
Her mother is putting make up on her face before the performance.

 

 

 

Azuma Seika at the age of 7Fuji Musume” by Azuma Seika at the age of 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azuma Seika’s “Shizuka no Mai”Azuma Seika’s “Shizuka no Mai” at “Kamakura Matsuri”, spring in 2010. Photo by Hitoshi Takashima of Kamakura Photo Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014 in BulgariaNovember 2014 in Bulgaria, her live appearance on the TV.

 

 

 

 

November 2014 in BulgariaNovember 2014 in Bulgaria, at the welcome party.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014 in BulgariaNovember 2014 in Bulgaria, before the performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014 in BulgariaNovember 2014 in Bulgaria, a two-shot picture with the stage manager Niki