The World’s 1st Nihonbuyo Online School
You’d love to learn Nihonbuyo but can’t find the right teacher?
Or, are too busy to visit a class regularly?
We got you covered!
Learn authentic Nihonbuyo from a former Kabuki actor and top-level Nihonbuyo teacher from home with the world’s first Nihonbuyo Online School.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
One Course, One Dance
From Koten to Shinbuyo
learn at your pace
MODULES FOR ALL NEEDS
ONLINE COURSES 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 Kodogu (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.