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The boys joined me for service this am. Iā€™m so proud of them as they were so well behaved. Then we played a game led by Auntie Joy and carved pumpkins afterward. We had a great lunch with dessert and .....candies!!!!!   Thanks to Auntie Dee who carved pumpkins and roasted pumpkin seeds for everyone. Thanks to Auntie Janice T for helping with the šŸŽƒ. Happy Halloween! šŸŽƒšŸ˜‹šŸ‘»šŸ’€šŸ¤–šŸ‘æ

The boys joined me for service this am. Iā€™m so p...

We're getting ready for Obon season!  Sensei practice tonight. Don't forget public practices start Tuesday May 23 from 7PM. šŸ˜šŸ‘˜šŸŒøšŸŽšŸ®

We're getting ready for Obon season! Sensei pract...

Men dance too!

Men dance too!

Annie Sensei helping with the steps to Yosakoi Naruko Odori. One id the dances for 2016 Obon!!!!!!

Annie Sensei helping with the steps to Yosakoi Nar...

Shuko Sensei from SFV Meiji Ondo Group showing the steps to Nikkei Ondo tonight. 2 more practices left!!!

Shuko Sensei from SFV Meiji Ondo Group showing the...

We had our 2nd dance practice last night. I love watching the kids dance....brings joy to my heart. 
3 more practices left before Obon on the 18th and 19th!  Come to practice to find out what the secret dance song is for this years closing number!!!!!!

We had our 2nd dance practice last night. I love w...

Are you ready???  One of the all time favorite dances during Obon season. Hokkai No Abarembo. I can just hear all those yoishos now. See you soon!

Are you ready??? One of the all time favorite dan...

Getting ready for Obon!  Are YOU ready?  #obon #ondo #japanesedance #eijanaika #ć‚Ø悤ć‚øćƒ£ćƒŠć‚¤ć‚«

Getting ready for Obon! Are YOU ready? #obon #on...

Today Gakuen hosted a demonstration led by Sensei Michael Naishtut of Akaoni Daiko. Both students and parents were able to experience Taiko. He will start his regular workshops tomorrow from 3-5PM. Hope to see you there!

Today Gakuen hosted a demonstration led by Sensei ...

Today Nakata Senseis daughters led us in Gatha

Today Nakata Senseis daughters led us in Gatha "Ho...

Members from our sister center San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center dancing to Shin Goshu Ondo. Their Obon  is this weekend June 27 and 28!!!!

Members from our sister center San Fernando Valley...

Ending dance on Saturday night 6.20.15

Ending dance on Saturday night 6.20.15

Guest performance by Afuso Ryu Kenkyu Choichi Kai on closing day of Obon. Thank you to them for entertaining our guests and playing Ashibinaa and Asadoya Yunta live. Arigato Gozaimashita!

Guest performance by Afuso Ryu Kenkyu Choichi Kai ...

We have THE BEST participation level. Thanks to Shuko Sensei for dancing so beautifully.

We have THE BEST participation level. Thanks to Sh...

Janet Sensei demonstrating the moves for Asadoya Yunta. Afuso Ryu Kenkyu Choichi Kai will perform Ashibinaa and Asadoya Yunta for our dancing pleasure during Obon on Sunday June 21!!!!

Janet Sensei demonstrating the moves for Asadoya Y...

Lisa Sensei teaching Gakuen students Shin Goshu Ondo for VJCC Obon.

Lisa Sensei teaching Gakuen students Shin Goshu On...

They think they forget and it comes right back to them.

They think they forget and it comes right back to ...

Go Toru, Go Toru!

Go Toru, Go Toru!

Shiawase Samba.

Shiawase Samba.

Thank you Miles, Betty and Rick!!!!

Thank you Miles, Betty and Rick!!!!

The Itaya's from our sister center SFVJACC dancing to Hokkai No Abarembo.

The Itaya's from our sister center SFVJACC dancing...

Hokkai No Abarembo.

Hokkai No Abarembo.

Michael dancing to Bambutsu No Tsunagari.

Michael dancing to Bambutsu No Tsunagari.

Asadoya Yunta by Choichi Kai.

Asadoya Yunta by Choichi Kai.

Lisa Sensei teaching Ondo to Gakuen students.

Lisa Sensei teaching Ondo to Gakuen students.

Shiawase Samba to MJ's Rock With You-Sun Valley style!

Shiawase Samba to MJ's Rock With You-Sun Valley st...

Hokkai No Abarembo - Hokkai No Abarembo clip.

Hokkai No Abarembo

Hokkai No Abarembo clip.

One Plus One Ondo clip

One Plus One Ondo clip