Instrument/Discipline: Shamisen, Nihon Buyō
School (流): Kine-ie School 杵家派 and Hanayagi School 花柳流
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Kabuki Academy 歌舞伎アカデミー
Professional Name (芸名): Kine-ie Yanacho 杵家弥七蝶, Hanayagi Fumiryu 花柳芙美龍
Home Address: 4806 86th Avenue Ct. W., Tacoma, WA 98467
Home Phone: 253-564-6081
Cell Phone: 253-441-1078
Employment: Seattle Central Community College
Work Address: 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Work Phone: 206-587-5448
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
Mary Mariko Ohno teaches Japanese culture and traditional performing arts - naga-uta style shamisen and nihon buyō - to many enthusiasts, both Japanese and non-Japanese.
She teaches private and group lessons in both English and Japanese. For beginners, rental instruments and kimono are available. Students learn not only shamisen or dance skills but also 日本の心 (Nihon no kokoro) Japanese etiquette, manners and culture, which are more important than mastering technique. Her students have performed at the National Theater in Tokyo, Japan, several times. Mary Mariko Ohno’s Kabuki Academy performs 20~30 times a year in the Seattle/Tacoma vicinity as well as in other states.