A special NIHONBUYO performance “Diversity of Japan ~MAI~” is a newly created dance piece directed, choreographed by, and starring HANAYAGI Juraku specially for Japan Day of Dubai Expo.

Due to concerns over the global outbreak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the travels of related officials and delegates attending Japan Day from Japan had been cancelled, however, the performance was held in Tokyo instead and recorded as a video work.
Starting with supple and graceful dance of female performers, followed by dynamic and valiant dance depicting a lion, the performance will deliver traditional beauty of Japan to the world through various charms of NIHONBUYO.

The video of the performance “Diversity of Japan ~MAI~” will be available to view online at the following website from January 1st.
https://expo2020-dubai.go.jp/en/japanday/
The video will also be presented at Japan Pavilion’s New Year’s Event for three days starting from January 1st, 2022.

Production and Copyright:
Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Planning and Development Department