Kayo Parade
Awa Odori dancers at the Kayo Parade

One of the highlights of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is the Kayo Parade. Now in its 49th year, the show is popular not only in the Bay Area, but also in Japan.

The first half of the show will showcase over 29 local singers and performers from throughout the greater Bay Area, California, Washington, as well as a Japanese classical dance performance by HAYANAGI RYU (Michiya Hanayagi) and ‘Awa-Odori’ (Awakko-ren, Shogo Yamada). ‘Awa-Odori’ is famous in the Tokushima Region of Japan.

In the second half, we are honored to have a special Japanese artist, Eiji Natsuki of Tokum Record Co. , a popular recording artist in Japan, to highlight the stage at this year’s 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival – Kayo Parade Show. Following will be a dance performance by Kiyonomoto-ryu.

This year’s Kayo Parade starts at 12 noon on Sunday, April 10, at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, Post & Fillmore in San Francisco’s Japantown. Suggested donation is $30.00 (no refund). For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Taniguchi Music Production at (707) 448-3199. Ask for Akiyo, she is there to help you.