Fri, May 05|
Samurai Night 2023
In honor of Children’s Day in Japan, join us for an interactive samurai show, performed by Burai Productions, a renowned Japanese Entertainment Group based in California. This year, we will be including a variety of performances that make for an exciting evening for the whole family!
Time & Location
May 05, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
About the Event
In honor of Children’s Day in Japan, join us on Friday, May 5th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for an interactive samurai show, performed by Burai Productions, a renowned Japanese Entertainment Group based in California. This year, we will be including a variety of performances that make for an exciting evening for the whole family!
Experience Japanese cultural traditions up close as you learn the basic movements, sword handling, and manner of speaking that define the samurai way from experienced Samurai. You'll even get to engage in a sword fight performance, just like in your favorite samurai movies! But don't worry - paper "swords" will be provided for safety.
Guests will also get to experience a variety of other performances ranging from Japanese children’s dance, martial arts, and more to make for a robust evening of Japanese culture!
Displays of Samurai helmets and armor and dolls of legendary heroes and warriors will also be on display for viewing, much like they are in Japan during Children’s day.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and witness the grace, skill, and discipline of the samurai firsthand. Book your tickets now to mak for an unforgettable evening of family fun!
- 4:30 Gates open
- 5:30 Nakayoshi Kids Club dance
- 5:50 Samurai Performance and Lecture
- 6:30 Intermission
- 6:40 Aikido presentation (More to Come)
- 7:00 Arizona bushi (More to Come)
- 7:10 Samurai performance and Lecture
- 8:30 Gates close
ABOUT BURAI PRODUCTIONS
Burai Productions is a Japanese entertainment group based in California. They have been providing interactive samurai shows at various events since 2016, including Anaheim Japan Fair, Long Beach Japan Fair, LANSCA 60th Anniversary Special Event, Nisei Obon Festival, Nisei Week Fashion Show, and many more. They offer an opportunity to learn about Japanese cultural traditions and experience basic samurai movements, sword handling, and manner of speaking. The sword fight performance is challenging, and paper "swords" are provided for practice. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buraiproductions
Mr. Masa Kanome
Masa was born and raised in Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 17, he moved to Olympia, Washington state to pursue his career in tennis not knowing any English. After a few years of intense training, he decided to take a break from playing tennis and started focusing on learning the language. After graduating from college In Olympia, he took his learning journey to a next level at University of Arizona where he mastered how to party as well! 😊 Now 2 decades in Hollywood, he enjoys acting and leading Burai Productions. Who would’ve thought of swinging a sword instead of a tennis racket back then! He is the living samurai!
Mr. Tadahiro Nakamura
Nakamura has been performing Japanese Samurai Sword Fighting since he was an action stunt school student in Tokyo, Japan. He had many opportunities to experience as stuntman. He has participated in many Japanese and American films. Also, now he has a samurai sword fight event etc.
Mr. Taishi Tamaki
Taishi Tamaki started his acting career in 2013 and mainly focused on-stage performances in Japan. In 2015, he took a leap of faith and moved to Hollywood to pursue his dreams. Shortly after, He was cast on the Japanese reality TV show, "Terrace House Aloha State". Currently, he is continuing to hone his craft as an actor in Hollywood while also performing samurai sword fighting as a member of the Burai team. He also has a personal YouTube channel where He shares his weekly routine in Hollywood.
Ms. Yuwi Kim
Yuwi started her acting career in 2017. She joined Burai production in 2018 where she began honing her Japanese swordfighting skills. She has worked on multiple live shows and productions ranging from short films to full-length theatre. You can catch her most recent short film Yae: The Blind Samurai Woman, alongside her Burai members.