Did you know that Flamenco is immensely popular in Japan? Thousands of pilgrims visit Andalusia in Spain to practice the unique Spanish art form. Many Japanese Flamenco students have returned to Japan to open dance studios where the heart-and-emotion driven dance and music style are taught and perfected. In fact, some of the world’s best Flamenco dance and music performers are Japanese.
Doña Manami (pictured) is one such student of Flamenco as well as foreign studies. She recently performed at an international festival on the outskirts of Tokyo. She sends her greetings from Kanto.