Hula Dance Michiko Takahashi

     Founder of Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Hula Studio Tokyo Shibuya



Hula Studio at Yoyogi Uehara(Odakyu Line, Chiyoda Line) 1st Station From Shinjyuku. Get out from East Exit of Yoyogi Uehara Station.
OFFICE: Mobile: 080-5076-3923   TEL・FAX: 03-3465-4167 E-MAIL:  michikot@va.u-netsurf.jp
Business: Dispatch of Hula Dancers to Entermaint Events(Tokyo/Yokohama). 1-Day Hula Lesson Provided.

♪ ーーー <April Performance > ーーー ♪

Nihon Keizai News Paper 2007/4/14(Sat)Evening Edition, Introduced of Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Hula Studio.
2007/4/16(Mon)22:30 - 4/18(Wed)14:00 - 
(MXTV) Appeared on Program "Hawaiian in Birdland".
Movie(Hula Dance)Seeable on the right link 2007/4/10 - Papered on "Maryle.be Web Site"
Introduced on the Integrated Shopping Portal Maryle.be linked with
Monthly Magazine "Very" Attach.

2007/3/9(Fri)Release Magazine "PATI PATI" April Issue 
(Sony Magazines)
Daisuke Asakura,a member of Access(Unit by HiroyukiTakamizu) came to our studio to report the hula lesson experience. Daisuke regularly appeared on the TV Program "Shin Doumoto Bros".


     Hula Dance Michiko Takahashi Profile

Career of Teaching Hula Dance
 [Present]
  ・Sohei & Wahene Maika`i Hula School
  ・Toa Central Sports Fitness Club Asagaya Suginami-ku
 ・Toa Central Sports Fitness Club ShimoKitazawa Setagaga-ku
 ・Central Fitness Club Nishdai Itabashi-ku
 ・Central Sports Nishdai Itabashi-ku
 
・Fitness & Spa Magrebu Odakyu/Keio TamaCenter
 [Past]
  ・MidPress Hatsudai
 ・Harajuku Studio Hana
 ・York Culture Oomiya
 ・Space Alpha Culture Center NishEifuku

 ・Hula Dance Toshima-ku Kumin Kyoushitsu
Chihaya
 ・Hula Dance Toshima-ku Toshima-ku Kumin Kyoushitsu Zoushigaya
 ・Hula Dance Shibuya-ku Uehara Middle School
 ・Hula Dance Setagaya-ku Sakura Elemantary School


Hula Competitions, Etc.
 ・(San Francisco)1996 Ia Oe E Ka La Hula Competition
 ・(San Francisco)1997 Ia Oe E Ka La Hula Competition(Semifinal)
 ・(Hawaii) 1998 King Kamehameha Hula Competition
 ・(Hawaii) 1999 King Kamehameha Hula Competition
 ・(Hawaii) 2000 Lahaina Cannery Mall Ivent Show
 ・(Hawaii) 2002 Pan Pacific Hula Festival with Students

 ・(Hawaii) 2004 Kupuna Hula Festival
 ・ (Hawaii) 
2004 Waikiki Resort Hotel Show
  
Hawaiian Name
 Ka Uilani


Member of Professional Institutions
  ・Nihon Aloha Association
 ・Nihon Hawaiian Music Association

TV Performances    
 
NHK,TBS, TV Tokyo、Fuji TV、Nihon TV、Nihon TV BS、MX TV、
 Sky Perfect TV(ActOnTV),Nihon TV CS、TBS Vision(Meryle.be)

Radio Performance      
 J−WAVE,Radio FM Edogawa,Nihon BroadCast

PV(Promotion Video)
 PV of Crazy Ken and PapaB "Life is Beautiful", Performed Hula Dance

◆News Papers 
  
    Mainichi Shinbun 、Daily UbeNichi、Nihon Keizai Shinbun


◆Magazines
 "PATI PATI"April Issue (Sony Magazines) 
 ・Extra,"Friend" Feb Issue (Koudan Sya)
 "AERA" (Asahi Shinbun)  
 ・"Health" (Syufu no Tomo Sya)    
 ・"Mart"(Koubun Sya)

 ・ "Style" (Koudan Sya
) 
 ・ "SAITA" (Shiba Park Syuppan)
 ・ "FINE"
(Hinode Syuppan)
 ・ "25ans" (Ashette Fujin Gahou Sya)                
 ・ "AkasuguKids" (Recruit Sya)  
 ・ "HAWAIIAN WAVE"
 ・ "Hajimeteno Hula" (Ikarosu Syuppan)
 ・ "Sutekina Hula Style" (Ikaros Syuppann)
 ・
"HULA Lea"


Authoring Book
  "Ikoku Hyoryu Monogatari( Stories of Japanese Castaway in Foreign Countries)"  (Syakai Shisou Sya-Kyoyou-bunko) Coauthoring with heft father, in days of School of Master of Japanese Literature in Jessen Univ.

◆Other Vocational Carriers
 Touyoko Gakuen, Teaching Japanese Language

Hobbies
 ・Drama
School
  In order to polish her presentational ability of dancing, she learned the acting from director Kazutaka Sugitani and Ryou Kagawa(Founders of airman. Sugitani is a member of Kaoruko(choreographer) Group with Kaiji Moriyama(dancer).


Sponsored Activities 
 Hula Dancing in Nursing Homes, Center of Disabled People,
Marrow Bank Sponsored Concert、Nihon Alopha Association Charities, Hearing Dog Raising Association, and Donation of Wheelchairs
         
Recent TV / Radio Performance 
2007
2007/4/10 - Movie(Hula Dance)View from the right link →  2007/4/10 - Appeared on the Portal Site for Shopping "Maryle.be"
2007/4/16(Mon22:30 -
44/18(wed)14:00-
(MX TV) Hawaiian Live in Birdland
2007/1/3 "Time of Family" AM11:55-12:00
(TV Tokyo)Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Hula Studio, Parents-Children Hula Introduced and Performed.
2006
2006/10/31 "Sukkiri!!" (Nihon TV) Information Variety in Morning MCed by Kouji Katoh(Gokuraku Tombo) and Terry Itoh.
2006/10/14 Tomoaki Ogura'Radio Circuit(Nippon Broadcast1242)Performed on Radio Program MCed by Tomoaki Ogura.
2006/8/29 Drama "Dandori"(Fuji TV) Performed hula dance and some dialogue on the drama フラダンスで,出演.台詞もちょっとありました.
2006/4/5 Papa B and Crazy Ken'PV, performed hula dance
Participated making of PV of Papa B and Crazy Ken.
PAPA B Feat Yokoyama and Ken from CRAZY KEN BAND

"Life is Beautiful」2006.5.17("Count Down" June Opening Theme!TBS TV on Every Sat 24:55 -)

2005
2005/10,11 SKYPerfect TV!280ch (Act On TV)
Our Lesson is broadcasted on the TV.(10/1 10/2 10/3 10/6 etc) Make sure the BroadCasting Schedule on the "Act On TV SkaPer".
2005/5/8 Fuji TV 
"Heisei Education Committee 2005 The Brand New Fresh Man, Special "
 Choreographed a Tahitian Dance for foreign dancers (Release 19:00〜20:54)
2005/3/16 3/16(Wed) Fuji TV(8ch)19:00〜19:30
Performed on TV program "Bakusyo Osu Pi Daimondai".
2005/3/7,14,21,28 MX TV Appeared
Hawaiian Live in Birdland /250times memory
2005/1/18 FM Edogawa(FM Broadcasting 84.3)13:41- 15:56   
Radio Program "Humans Talk" Hideharu play ukulele and perform hula dance in live-action..
2005/1/2
J-Wave Radio(FM Broadcast 81.3)AM9:00-9:30(Sun) 
FREE TEMPO TEPCO EARTH HUMMING
University Student Hideharu appeared as Ukuleleist guest.

2004
2004/10/13 Fuji TV Program "Super News", Interviewed.
2004/7/23 Nihon TV BS "Jouhou Shin Wakusei"
"Jouhou Shin Wakusei" MC's are Shouei and Nanae Suzuki (Nihon TV Announcer)
 Hatsumi Miura(reporter) experienced kahiko of hula dance (Release 23:00〜23:54)
2004/6/11 TBS TV(6CH)  8:30 - 10:20
"Hanamaru Market" Navigator: Kumiko Okae and Hirohide Yakumaru.
Introduced in The Friday Program "Ima Doki!"chaired by Kumiko Fujiyoshi as the "Edge of Current Trends".
Interviewer: Chiri Kaiho(TBS Announcer)
2004/5/10,17,24,31 MX TV , "Hawaiian Live in Birdland(200th Broad Cast Commemoration)"
Performed Tahitian Show etc.

5/10(Mon)5/17(Mon)5/24(Mon)5/31(Mon)2100-2130
2004/2 TBS TV(6CH)Appeared
"Elements of Beauty" The famous three models introduce the various kinds of "Elements of Beauty". Hiromi Sakurai(JR East Japan, JJ Magazine Regular Model、Tuh Kah Cellular - bone conductance speaker), Mei Yoshikawa, Yuuko Momose  We appeared on the TV teaching Hula Dance.   (Release 2:54〜3:24)
2003
2003/10 Nihon TV CS "HANO HANO Hula Heaven", performed.
2003/9/11 Fuji TV(8CH) "VIVAVIVA V6", performed.  
Taught fire dance to talent Nagano( a member of Janese) and performed hula dance.
2003/8/1 TV Tokyo(12CH) "Yuki Meguro's Good Morning2", performed with him.
2003/1 MX TV Performed Kahiko
Magazines / News Papers
2007
2007/4/14(Sat "Nihon Keizai Shinbun" Evening Edition,
Sohei & Wahine Maika`i, interviewed and introduced.
2007/3/9(Fri)Sale "PATI PATI" April Issue (Sony Magazines) Daisuke Asakura,a member of Access(Unit by HiroyukiTakamizu) came to our studio to report the hula lesson experience. Daisuke regularly appeared on the TV Program "Shin Doumoto Bros"
2007/1/13 Sale Extra "Friends" Feb Issue(Koudan Sya) Reported by Comic Writer Kinoko Higure's Hula Lesson Experience.
Our activity makes a comic.
2006
2006/11/8/日 (wed) Live Door "Funky Tsushin" (livedoor) "Male Hula Boom" is published and our studio is introduced.
2006/11/2 Sale "Health"Dec Issue (Syufu no Tomo Sya)
Our Waist Hula Dance is introduced as very effective to fatness due to child birth and middle-aging.
2006/9/25 Sale "AERA"(Asahi Shinnbun Sya) Interviewed in the article "Middle-aged male loves Hula Dancing".
2006/1 Sale "HAWAIIAN WAVE" 167th Issue -Visiting Hula Dance Schools Series-
Class of ShimoKitazawa Studio Rue was introduced in which office lady students were many in number on the way from work.
2005
2005/7/28 Sale
(Sept Issue)
"Style" (Koudan Sya) -Ikemen to Manabu-, Sohei and Hideharu taught ukulele and hula dance in the magazine.
2005/7/28 Sale(Sept Issue) "25ans" (Asshette Fujin Gahou Sya), Our studio was introduced..
Formally I was its reader, so was very happy to hear this coverage.
2005/7/28 Sale(Sept Issue) "Mart" (Koubun Sya)
Taught Harumi (Main Charater of the Mart) hula dance. Its result was published in 5 pages, and our students were also introduced. Recommend reading to know our studio.
2005/4/15 Sale "Akasugu Kids" (Recruit Sya),
Taught "Readers Model of Parents and Children" hula dance. P306
2005/3/10 Sale "saita"(Shiba Park Syuppan) -Chiharu's Really Doing Practice-
Taught hula dance to active talent Chiharu.
2004
2004/12 "Fine" (Hinode Syuppann) Model Ukina is given our hula lesson and reports the experience.
2004/9月/22 "Mainichi Shinbun Evening Edition", Introduced that our studio promotes popularization of male hula dance in Japan.
2004/7 "HAWAIIAN WAVE" 149th Issue, Wahine Maika`i is on the cover page.
2004/7 "Sutekina Hula Style", Interviewed as a passionate male hula dancer.
2003
2003/8/15 Daily UbeNich Shinbun (News Paper) Introduced as the representative male hula dancer.


Welcome Michiko's Corner
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ーーーーーーSohei & Wahine Maika`iーーーーーー

☆Our Studio started "Hula Dance Boom" 20 years ago!
In those days hula dance was very popular among old women of 70s ,so I was younger. Male dancer were none.
Young my sons, Takahashi Bros started dancing everywhere, so hula world was activated. (But, I seemed that they were subjects criticism.)
 

20 years ago Takahashi Bros(Hideharu was 10 years) performed hula dance and instruments at authentic stages, competition in Hawaii, St Francisco, Japan completed one by one.

In those days hula dance was no man's hobby and was not a professional job for men at all.
He established hula dance as "profession for men" to live with.


 ♪ Sohei raised prestige of hula dance, established it as a "profession for male" desperately and sincerely. ♪


☆I think Sohei's achievement for fighting the social prejudice to hula dance (as not for game, not for hobby) was great.
☆I think that Sohei has been making ceaseless efforts for perusing hula dance at stages and researches as leader and teacher for 10 years, seriously


☆ Our studio set a fire on the big boom of "Hula Dance at Wedding ".


It was an age of making lower their brows when dancing hula in a solemn occasion as wedding.
(To put it plainly hula dance is for bar and drinking place and was looked down.)
Even if do, we made the great efforts to dissemination of hula dance. (At that time took a job on hula dance at wedding even if economically minus.)

Even at present this stance is never changed.
"1Day Lesson " is it. The bride herself and invitees also are able to hula dance after 1 day lesson surprisingly well.
"1Day Lesson" is still loved for 10 years by
everyone.

☆ Serious is the influence of our studio to Japanese hula dance studio!

For recently hula dance is one of making money job, among presently active hula dancers and musicians there are some hula dancer and musicians who were not related with Hawaiian business before and changed their trades from other fields.

Now those who open hula dance studio with parents and sons, are not so rare.
This owes to devoting to populate hula dance to some extent

People of the future who seek to hula dance are only going the way paved by Takahashi Bros.


Takahashi Bros defend hula, and cherish Hawaii culture, in spite of youth, why jumping to not-popular dance?
Probably beat something? In those days if they had not guts, their passion to hula were not understood!
All those guys, Sohei and Hideharu are the real things!


 
20s years ago I am in a younger group in Japanese Hula World. At that time the main stream was 60 - 80s.
Male dancers were none!
I am in 30s.
On NHK TV, after the morning drama, before and after of Morning News and Evening News, my unskillful hula dance appeared on several succeeding months.


Since "Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Hula Studio " was opened, 19years was passed 
<Former Halau Name: Hui O Ka Uilani>    


Sohei & Wahien Maika`i Hula Studio
3−4−3 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Jewel Yoyogi Uehara 3F(Yoyogi Uehara Station, 1 Minute from East Exit)

Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Office
ADDRESS: 151−0064 3−10−12 Shibuya-ku Tokyo
PHONE:03-3465-4167 /080-5076-3923
ESTABLISHED: 1995
E-MAIL
: michikot@va.u-netsurf.jp 



-------My Life Work------
 
Collecting stories of Japanese castaways to foreign countries and wrecked at sea.

-------My Father---------
  Hidetoshi Arakawa(1907−1984)
  Meteorologist in Syowa era.
Born in Fukushima prefecture. Graduated from Dept of Physics in
   Tokyo Imperial    Univ. In 1931 joined at the Central Meteorological Observatory, and engaged in the    researches and lectures. In 1964    served as the Director of Fukuoka Local Meteorological Observatory, in    1966 the Director of Meteorological    Laboratory of Tokyo, and later Prof of Physics in Toukai Univ.
   The
scholarly attainments are in theoretical meteorology, climatology, meteorological disasters history,
   and
meteorological history.

  (Ref: Shinchou Japanese Biographical Encyclopedia )




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