CV of Katada Kimisen

Los Angeles 1974 – 1997, Nagauta Shamisen and Voice

1974 11/9 Master Kineya Kichisaburo’s recital at Koyasan Hall
1976 5/30 Voice accompaniment for the recital of Bando Mitsuhiro-kai dance troupe
11/28 Voice accompaniment for the recital of Hanayagi Rokumine-kai dance troupe
1977 6/5 Voice for Kouta performance at Koyasan Hall
Voice accompaniment for the recital of Bando Mitsuhiro-kai in San Diego
12/3 Master Kineya Kichisaburo’s recital at Koyasan Hall
1985 2/3 Master Kineya Kichisaburo’s recital at the Japan America Theater
1986 Aug Voice accompaniment for Fujima Kansuma-Kai for Nisei Week at the Japan America Theater
1987 10/18 Music for the recital of Master Kineya Kichisaburo at the Japan America Theater
1990 1/7 Music for the recital of Master Kineya Kichisaburo at the Japan America Theater
1997 11/27 Music for the recital of Master Kineya Kichisaburo at the Japan America Theater

Chicago  1983 – 1990, Marifuji-kai Japanese Dance

1983 Jan Asked to take over Ibe Troupe of Japanese Dance in Chicago and formed Marifuji-Kai Japanese Dance troupe
May Glencoe Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
Jun The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Sept Gei Noh Sai, the benefit concert at Mather High School
Oct Issei Appreciation
1984 6/30 The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
7/1 Glencoe Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
7/8 The Japanese Gardens on Wooded Island in Jackson Park, for Mostly Music
9/16 Skokie Public Library
Dec Chicago Waldorf School, Christmas Fair
1985 Feb Dharma Datsu
March Truman College
5/19 Glencoe Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
6/1 Multicultural Festival at Thai Temple
6/29 Hyde Park for Mostly Music
6/30 The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
7/14 The Jackson Park for Mostly Music
11/3 Gei Noh Sai, the benefit concert at Mather High School
1986 3/5 Oakton Community College
5/25 Glencoe Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
6/29 The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
10/26 Gei Noh Sai, the benefit concert at Mather High School
1987 5/16 Chicago Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
6/29 Mostly Music
1988 5/28 Chicago Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day
11/20 Skokie Public Library
1989 3/18 Benefit Dance Performance for Chicago Waldorf School
dance performance accompanied by live music
3/19 Skokie Public Library dance performance accompanied by live music
1990 5/19 Chicago Botanic Garden for Japan Festival Day

New Jersey, New York  1990 – 2012, Tomofuji-kai Japanese Dance and Music

1990 Jun Moved to New Jersey
1991 3/9 Dance performance at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, A Festival of the Arts
7/27 Dance performance for School of Mission for United Methodist Women at Ramada Hotel, East Hanover, New Jersey
1992 4/23 Lecture and Demonstration of Dance at the College of New Rochelle, New York
5/3 Dance performance at Ramapo College, NJ
1993 4/16 Lecture and Dance at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
12/31 Dance performance for New Year’s Eve Festival of Ridgewood, NJ
1994 4/15 Dance performance at the first Cherry Blossom Ball for Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
1995 2/9 Dance performance at New York Cosmopolitan Club in New York City
1997 4/20 Dance performance at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
1998 4/19 Dance performance at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
7/24 Introduce Japanese culture at Wedding Traditions of Asia, in NY
10/3 Dance performance at Festival of Asia at the Cultural Art Center, Rockland Community College, NY
10/24 Kick off performance of the United Nations, the International Year of Older Persons
1999 2/27 Dance and Music at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
5/2 Sound track of a play, “Sakura, the Bandit Princess” at the Sakura Matsuri of Brooklyn Botanic Garden
10/10 Festival of Asia at the Cultural Art Center of the Rockland Community College
2000 4/3 Soundtrack of a play Muhlemberg College, Allentown, PA
4/9 Dance performance of a play at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
4/12 Lecture and Demo at Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO
4/13 Soundtrack of a play at Univ. of Missouri at St. Louis
4/30 Soundtrack of a play at Brooklyn Botanical Garden
9/24 Dance performance at Japanese Street Festival of Japan Society of New York
11/1 Dance performance at River Dell Middle School, NJ
12/5 Hands on demonstration of drum at School 22, Yonkers, NY
2001 1/31 Dance performance at Navesink Elementary School, Middletown School, NJ
2/27 Hands on Demonstration of drum at Rashmore School, Long Island, NY
4/3 Dance and Music performance at “Dreams for the 21st Century,” Seton Hall University, NJ
4/8 Dance and Music performance at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
6/16 Tomofuji-kai Recital with Dance, Nagauta, and Hayashi at Fairleigh Fa Dickinson University, NJ
10/14 Dance performance at “Matsuri 2001” by Japan Society, NY
2002 4/14 Dance and Music performance at Essex county Cherry Blossom Festival in NJ
4/28 Dance and Music performance at the State University of New Jersey Rutgers
10/19 Dance and Music performance at Ocean County, Point Boro Branch, NJ
10/26 Dance and Music performance at Jijitsu America convention Banquet at the Smithtown Sheraton Hotel, NY
2003 4/13 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival.
10/19 Dance and Music performance at Berkely Branch, Ocean County Library, NJ
10/21 Dance and Music performance at the Brick Branch Library, Ocean County, NJ
12/6 Dance and Music performance at Tip Tree Society, NYC
2004 4/18 Dance and Music performance at Essex County Cherry Blossom, NJ Festival
2005 4/17 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
2006 9/10 Recital with Katada Kikumi & Co from Japan at Seton Hall University, NJ
11/1 Started classes in New York City
2007 4/22 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
6/7 Lecture and demonstration at JCC Palisades, Tenafly, NJ
11/17 Dance, Music, Hayashi at Chrysanthemum Festival at New York botanical Garden
2008 Jan Started Long Island Classes in Roslyn, Long Island City, NY
1/20 Dance and Music performance for New Year’s Festival for Nakayoshi Gakuen in New York City
4/14 Music performance for Cherry Bloosom Festival Eve at Branchbrook Park, NJ
4/20 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
8/28 Dance and Music performance at the Cultural Festival in Long Island
11/15 Dance and Music performance inviting Mme. Katada Kikumi at the Chrysanthemum Festival at New York Botanical Garden
Two peformances at JCC Palisades in Bergen County in NJ
2009 4/19 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
2010 4/18 Dance and Music performance at Essex county Cherry Blossom Festival, NJ
Aug Dance and Music performance at Roslyn Festival, Long Island, NY
2011 4/17 Dance and Music performance at New Jersey Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival
4/30 Dance and Music performance at Paramus Library, NJ
Aug Dance and Music performance at Roslyn Festival, Long Island, NY
Sep-Nov 32 performances for Flowers of Japan at New York Botanical Garden
2012 Aug Moved to Ventura, CA
2013 4/21 Dance and Music performance at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, NJ

California  2008 – Present, Fuji Japanese Music, Narimono, Shamisen, voice, and Dance

2008 3/29 Shamisen, voice and Narimono for the second Minorikai student performance in LA
2010 1/3 Narimono for Kansuma-Kai dance for Hatsu Egao at Japan America Theater
1/7 Narimono for Minori-kai in Los Angeles
2012 Aug Moved to Ventura, CA
Shamisen and Narimono performance at Multicultural Festival in Oxnard, CA
2013 4/21 Shamisen and Narimono for Yamatogaku USA at Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival
7/13 Music performance for Oxnard Buddhist Temple, Obon Festival
7/20 Dance and Music performance for Santa Barbara Buddhist Temple, Obon Festival
11/16 Narimono for Mme. Kineya Katsuyukie from Japan, Shiki No Kai and Yamatogaku USA at Nichiren Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles
11/24 Narimono for Mme. Kineya Katsuyukie from Japan, Shiki No Kai and Yamatogaku USA at Quiet Cannon in Los Angeles
2014 4/27 Narimono and Shamisen collaboration with Nagauta and Yamatogaku USA at Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival
6/28 Voice and narimono collaboration with LA group for Nichiren Shu 100 year Celebration Celemony
7/12 Dance and Music performances for Oxnard Buddhist Temple, Obon Festival
9/14 Nagauta Demonstrations at Hollywood JCI with Shiki No Kai

Narimono Performances in Japan

2003 8/10 Narimono and voice at Narimono Recital at Oita
2004 10/17 Kage Bayashi (sound effect) for dance recital in Miyazaki
10/24 Narimono and voice at Shimane Cultural Festival
2007 1/20 Narimono and voice for Miyoshi-Kai Dance troupe at Shimonoseki
3/24 Narimono, voice, and Shamisen at recital in Oita
4/25 Natori Ceremony followed by Master Katada Kisaku lessons
5/27 Narimono at Shimonoseki Classical Music Festival
9/1 Narimono and Voice at Student Recital in Nagasaki
10/28 Voice for dance performance in Shimonoseki
2008 5/25 Narimono and voice at Shimonoseki Cultural Festival
7/13 Narimono, voice and shamisen for performance in Oita
Oct 8,9,10 Assistant for Okunchi Performance in Nagasaki
10/12 Narimono and voice for Shunan Cultural Festival
2009 3/20 Narimono for Sasawa-Kai Nagauta and Dance Troupe in Oita
5/2 Narimono and voice at Hayashi Recital in Tokuyama
10/18 Narimono at Shimonoseki Classical Music Festival
5/2 Narimono, shamisen & voice at Shunan, Japan
2010 3/28 Narimono and voice for dance performance in Nagasaki
5/30 Narimono and voice at Shimonoseki Cultural Festival
9/26 Narimono and voice at Tokuyama Cultural Festival
Oct 7,8,9 Narimono for dance performance for Okunchi Festival, Nagasaki

Kabuki Style Music