8/13/2011

Series Shimokitazawa IX --- Part V / Azumaji Ryu

Meaning " Washing White Clothes in The Sea"
Master, Ms. Sumi Azumaji started learning Japanese classical dancing since she was 6 years old.  Her father was playing Japanese lute and her uncle was playing shamisen... surrounded by Japanese music and traditional entertainment, it was natural for her to learn the dancing.

Her father introduced her to Bando-Style Japanese classical dancing and its  instructor.  Since then till the instructor passed away, Ms. Azumaji kept learning the dancing there.   She started teaching others around high school days.

Ms. Azumaji's daughter, the second generation is teaching at this school also.  There is also baby girl, who is the grand daughter of the master and she could become third generation .....Will keep talking about Azumaji Ryu this week.

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