Females find new voice in Kayoi Komachi/ Komachi Visited noh-opera hybrid

Read the article - The Georgia Straight "Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited is not just a revolutionary new mix of western chamber opera with Japan’s ancient Noh theatre. It’s a rare chance to see the rarest of Noh performers: women." “The first thing you come up against is just being non-Japanese is a challenge. None from outside the …

Documentary on Keiko Fukuda, Judo’s Only Female 10th Degree (via What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?)

A beautiful example for all women involved in the often sexist world of Japanese traditional arts. "The belt ranks for women were very old fashioned and sexist. There was nothing above 5th degree for women." -Keiko Fukuda A trailer for Yuriko Gamo Romer's documentary Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful: The Story of Keiko Fukuda, …