The dance company IZENA-no-KAI was established in 1988, and since then, we have been performing number of stages in Japan for conveying the culture, tradition and attraction of Okinawa which was called Ryukyu and Amami islands. Now it is based in Tokyo, however our performance is not only domestic but worldwide. Since 2001, we have been on stage in the United States, Taiwan, Finland, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Greece. Our choreography is highly appreciated for being classical and magnificent, as well as being creative. Our company is proud of its talents in dancers and its brilliance in stage. Now we are all very active for introducing our exciting and attractive dance culture of Okinawan and Amami islands to all over the world.

〜 Dance Performances 〜


A epresentative classical dance performed on festive occasions. Performers dance in a group wearing tropical-colored hanagasa hats,BINGATA costumes and four bamboo castanets in their hands, making this number the most visually captivating item.


The most well known classical dance, often performed as an opening number on festive occasions and performed as the first program for the monarchy during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. The dance expresses life`s joyous moments as a flower about to bloom.


Originally performed by boys at the age of 15 and 16, the dance Celebrates a promising start of life and conveys hope and success throughout the coming years. Accompanied by flutes and drums, performers dance on stage with grace. The choreography with their fans is a distinctive feature not seen in other dances.  


when people had a plentiful harvest. They thanked god for the blessing with offerings. and enjoyed themselves with drinks and dances.


Jyugoya is a night with a full moon. Welcome young boys who return home and there  is a cheerful atmosphere in the village. The movements of girls’ hand which they pray the prosperity of village is very impressive.


Only four kilometers in circumference, Hatomajima Island is a tiny island in the Yaeyama Islands group. There were no paddy fields, so people had to commute by boat to neighboring Iriomotejima island and work there for getting farm products. The dance features the islanders’ joy and appreciation for a rich harvest.


Asatoyayunta is a Okinawan folk song.The dance and song are loved by Okinawans.


This dance is representing men and women farm workers scene under the glared Sun.Enjoy unique expression simple, frank and open exchange between men and women.


This dance is traditional round dance in Miyakojima Island. Kui means voice and Chameans fitting.


This is a new original  dance of Izena-no-kai, using Japanese Sensu.


This is a new original  dance of Izena-no-kai, using Japanese Sensu. This is very rtythmical!We`ll play an instrument named pa-ran-ku as we dance.


a href="https://izenanokai.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Kachasi.jpg">Kachasi This dance is always performed at the end of happy party or banquet in Okinawa. Let’s dance with us !


“Eisa” is an traditionaldance performed during the Bon festival, a three-day observance in Okinawa when ancestor spirit visit their families in the living world. Please enjoy three our original Eisa. Parlarku is traditional drum in Okinawa.


Hana Okinawa is such a beautiful island of semi-tropical climate. Flowers are blooming all year round. The song we`ll dance to sings about this besutiful Okinawa. The song is one of the favorite of Japanese people.

15.Izena-no- kai original song

This is one of our original song and our last number.

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