Sohei and Wahinemaika`i Hula Studio (Hula Dance School Tokyo) Yoyogi-Uehara Shibuya Shinjuku Ikebukuro

Hula Dance School Tokyo

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Sohei and Wahinemaika`i
Address: Shibuya-ku, Nishihara 3-4-3 Jewel Yoyogi-Uehara 3F
Phone: 03-3465-4167 / 080-5076-3923 / 070-5567-9015

Hula Takahashi SoheiHula Michiko TakahashiHula Hideharu Takahashi

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Sohei & Wahine Maika`i is Hula and Polynesian Dance School located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo in Japan.
This school is led by Takahashi Brothers (Sohei and Hideharu and mother Michiko who were trained formally and
given Na Kumu Palapala (Diploma in Hula teaching) by Uncle George Na`ope "(1928 - 2009), Hawaii's Golden Treasure";
the master kumu hula and co-founder of the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.
The school teaches Hula, Tahitian, Maori Dance, and Ukulele

2016/3/30(Wed) 19:00 - 22:00 "World Gyouten News " (Nippon TV)
[MC] Tsurubei Shôfukutei, Masahiro Nakai has appeared on.
2014/1/27 (Mon) 9:28 - 11:13 "7 Star Live" (TV Tokyo)

We appeared in teaching the effect of narrowing the waist.
2013/10/30(Wed) issued "Herculean strength STYLE You make me happy" (Kadokawa Magazines)
We taught a Tahitian dance to Ayame Goriki.
2013 Issued Magazine "Yoyogi-Uehara Walker" (Kadokawa Magazines )
Sohei and Wahinemaika`i has been introduced.
2012/9/24 (Mon) "Monthly Adult The Television" November (Kadokawa Shoten)
Ayame Goriki was in, we led the Tahitian dance.
2012/7/14 (Sat)
, 2012/6/30 (Sat), 7:00 - 7:15,2012/7/20 (Fri), 2012/7/6 (Fri) 3:45 - 4:00 PM "Design A" #27 (NHK E Tele)
Michio appeared. This program is produced under the colaboration of top designers and musicians representing Japan. Thoroughly restaring the things in everyday life from the point of "design", the program represents them in a novel video technique and music.
2011/11/8 (Tue) 8: 00 - 8: 56 "Things Star MOVE" (TV Tokyo)
Appeared on "Easy Shape Up Special Program"
2011/10/24 (Mon) (Gentosha)
Sohei & Wahinemaika`i" supervised the commic "Hula Boys!" and it was published.
2011/2/16 (Wed), "KERA" April (Index Communications)
TOMOMI of SCANDAL (Japan girls band) has experienced the hula in our studio.
2010/11/2 (Tue), "Record ★ Hits!" (Nippon TV)
Starring: Yukina Kinoshita, Nozomi Sasaki, Yuna Ito, Hayama announcer, etc.. As a lecturer role, Sohei appeared.
2010/8/27 (Mon) "Hula boys!"(Web Spica September Gentosha Comics)
"Sohei and Wahinemaika`i" is responsible for the supervision of Hula scene.

2010/3/23 (Tue) Mom & kids free paper "Mama kiss" 
We were introduced in the "Recommended Lesson Guide".
2010/2/7 (Sun) "AneCan" March Issue
Moe Oshikiri, Ebi-chan, Reiko Takagi were shot in "Sohei & Wahinemaika`i Hula studio". In charge of Pause and Costumes Advice.
2009/12/17 (Thu) "I LOVE Mama"(INFOREST Inc.)
Hula as children's practise was introduced.

2009/12/3 (Thu) "Yomiuri Shimbun" Evening Paper in "Health Column"
Sohei & Wahinemaika`i was introduced.

2009/10/7 (Wed) "VERY" November Issue (Kobunsha)
Our Parent-Child Hula Class were introduced.
2009/9/26, 28 (Fri) (Mon), 23:35 - 24:09 "Enthusiasm Night" (NHK BS2) Omnibus
Again and again Rebroadcasted.
2009/8/14 (Fri) Midnight 25:44 -26:28 (NHK BS) "Enthusiasm Night"
This program was rebroadcasted.
Hula Video → "Hula Night of Enchanting"
2009/8/11 Tue, 23:59 - 25:24; "Who's knockout House Survive Guy" (TBS TV) 
Sohei appeared as a lecturer. (Cast: Summers, Yoshio Kojima, Cunning Takeyama, Beard Baron, Hiroyuki Ariyoshi)
2009/6/5, 12, 19 (Fri) 20:00 - 20:44 "Enthusiasm Night"(NHK BS2)
Michiko, Sohei, Hideharui performed hula dance.
2009/6/13, 27 (Sat) 8:00 - 8:30, 6/19, 7/3 (Fri) 23:30 - 24: 00 " Hawaiian Live in BIRDLAND "(TOKYO MXTV)
Sohei & Wahinemaikaa`i students and our Kumu Michael Dela Cruz appeared.

2009/3/1 (Sun) TV CM "Passo Sette"(TOYOTA)
Choreography of Toyota's CM "Passo Sette" was done.
Hula Video → Toyota Motor Corporation, TV CM Shining Seven Hula Part <SPECIAL MOVIE>
2009/1/16 (Fri) 10:00 - 10:54 PM "Anyone Picasso of Takeshi"(TV Tokyo)

Sohei and Hideharu brothers appeared as future promising artists. 

2008/10/9 Thu 6:45 - 7:30, "Morning Studio" (TV Tokyo)
ppeared in the corner of laughter warrior Ehara Masahiro.
2008/10/10 Released "Voice actor Grand Prix" November (SHUFUNOTOMO)
Aya Hirano of voice actor has experienced hula in our studio.
2008/11/1 ~ "JAL Family Club" (JAL)
We were featured as a male hula on JAL site for expatriates
2008/9/7 (Sun) 9: 30 - "A Life" (Tokai TV) 
Michiko Takahashi was adhesively interviewed for 30 minuts documentary.
2008/6/29 (Sun) 23:00 - "Salaryman NEO"(NHK) 
Sohei and Wahinemaika`i appeared on "Sexy Controller". Looking forward to!
2008/6/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mon) 22: 30 -  (MXTV) 
Michael Dela Cruz, teacher Starring Hawaiian live in Birdland
2008/4/11 (Fri) - "Yahoo ! Beauty "(Yahoo!)

2008/3/17 (Mon) - "Ellis Street Communication" (Daio Paper Corporation)
2008/3/3 (Mon), "Chou Chou" No. 3/17 (Kadokawa Publishing)
Hula in the diet article was published.

2008/2/7Magazine 「VERY」 (Koubunsha) 
2008/2/16 (Sat) "100 Tips for successful diet" (Syufu-no-tomo )
2008/1~TV CM 「Kyusai」
We appeared on TV commercials.
2007/5/25(Fri)Pyramid Girls(Sky Perfect TV 371ch)
Kazusa Satoh, Misako Yasuda, Yohko Kumada, Jun Natukawa, Kazusa Satoh experiences hula dance in our studio. 

2007/4/14(Sat)Nihon Keizai Shinbun Evening  
The interview of Sohei & Wahine Maika`i was published.

2007/4/10(Tue) -
Appeared in the total web site which links to the Monthly magazine "Very" and facilitates shopping.

2007/3/9(Fri)Released 「PATI PATI」 April Issue
Daisuke Asakura of the Access (the unit with Hiroyuki Takamizu)made a report of 1-day Hula Experience in our Hula Studio.He appeared regularly on the TV "New Dohmoto Brothers".
2007/1/3(Wed) "Family's Time" AM11:55 - 12:00 (TV Tokyo)
Interviewed on our the Parents and Children Hula class at our studio.
2007/1/13(Sat)Released "Friend" Magazine Extra February Issue (Koudan Sya)
The comics writer Kinoko Higure experiences our 1-day hula lesson and made a comic in the magazine.
2006/11/8(Wed) LiveDoor "Funky Tushin" (livedoor)
The article of "A boom on Male Hula Dance" appeared on the web site, featuring our studio.

2006/11/2(Thu)Released "Kenkou" December Issue (Syufu no Tomo)
The magazine reported that our "hula dance caring for waist" has big effects on weight gain after childbirth.

2006/10/31(Tue)Nihon TV "Sukkiri!!" AM8:00 - 9:55 (Nohon TV)
Appeared in the TV information variety "Sukkiri!!" which is chaired by Terry Itoh.
2006/10/14(Sat)Tomoaki Ogura "Radio Circuit" (Nippon Broadcast 1242)
Appeared in the radio program chaired by Tomoaki Ogura.
2006/9/25(Mon)Released AERA (Weekly Magazine, Asahi Shinbun) 
Appeared in the article "Hula dance for men"

2006/8/29(Tue)drama "Dandori" (Fuji TV)
2006/4/5(Wed)PV for "Papa B & Crazy Ken"
Papa B & Crazy Ken appeared in PV tagged with the famous reggae DJ Papa B and Tiger & Dragon member Crazy Ken(Ken Yokoyma). Used in Opening theme "Countdown" in June TBS TV on every Sat 24:55 -) 
2006/11/7(Tue)Wanibooks@mobile (Crocodile Books)
Hitomi Kitamura(Nittele Genic 2006) visited our studio to report the experience of 1-day hula lesson in the magazine.
2005/10 SKY Perfect TV!280ch (Act On TV)
Appeared our hula dance lessons(10/1 10/2 10/3 and also 10/* - 11/*) Please refer Broadcasting Schedule on Sky Perfect TV magazine.
Magazine "Style" September Issue 2005/7/28 Release (Koudan Sya
Our Hideharu Takahashi was interviewed by the reporter as the current popular ukuleleist.

Magazine "25ans" September Issue 2005/7/28 Release (Assiette Fujin Gahou)
Appeared in the article of "The healthy beauty made by hula dance".

Magazine "Mart" September Issue 2005/7/28 Release (Koubun Sya)
Taught a hula dance to the model Harumi Nakajima, the cover model.

FREE TEMPOFM Broadcasting 81.3)AM9:00 - 9:30 Release 2005/1/2 J-Wave Radio
Our Hideharu Takahashi appeared in FREE TEMPO (J -WAVE Radio 2005/1/2 9:00 - 9:30 Sun)as a current popular ukuleleist. 

2004/9/22(Wed) News Paper "Mainichi Shinbun" (Mainichi Shinbunn Sya) 

Appeared in the article of "Male Hula Dance".

Ricco (Fuji Sankei Living)
Interviewed by the reporter, as hula dance is currently hot.              

TV Programs

2007/4/16(Mon)22:30 - 4/18(Wed)14:00 - (MXTV)    
Appeared in Hawaiian Live in Birdland.
2005/5/8(Sun) Fuji TV       
"Heisei Education Committee 2005 The Brand New Fresh Man, Special " 
 Choreographed a Tahitian Dance(Release 19:00 - 20:54)
2005/3/16(Wed)Fuji TV(8CH)Releasebutton 
Appeared on "Bakusyou Osupi - Daimondai" (Release 19:00 - 20:00
2005/3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28(Mon)MX TV, Performedbutton     
Birdland in Hawaiian Show (Release 21:00 - 21:30)

2004/7/23(Fri) BS Nihon TV
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"Jouhou Shin Wakusei" MCs are Shouei and Nanae Suzuki (Nihon TV announcer)
 Hatsumi Miura(reporter) experienced kahiko hula dance (Release 23:00 - 23:54)
2004/6/11(Fri) TBS TV(6CH) button  
"Hanamaru Market" Navigators are Kumiko Okae and Hirohide Yakumaru. Introduced as the current edge of trend in fashion. The reporter is Chiri Kaiho (TBS TV announcer).(Release 8:30 - 10:20)
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200th Broadcast Commemoration MXTV Release: 5/10(Mon)5/17(Mon)5/24(Mon)5/31(Mon)21:00 - 21:30 Performed Tahitian Dance Show on the TV.
2004/2/19(Thu)TBS TV(6CH
Performed on

TV program"Bizin no Moto". Introduced various Elements of Beauty using 3 currently popular fashion models.
Hiromi Sakurai(JJ Magazine Regular Model、TuuKa- Cellar Bone Conduction Speaker TV Commercial), Mei Yoshikawa, Yuuko Momose.
Choreographed hula dance on the TV program.   (Release Midnight 2:54 - 3:24) 

2003/9/11(Thu)Fuji TV(8CH)button
Performed on TV program "Viva Viva V6" in which the popular group V6 participates.
Taught the fire dancing to Mr. Nagano of V6 and appeared as a ukulele player. (Release 23/15-45)

2003/10 Mid - "Mannma TV Science" (009CH)button

Performed on the TV program "HanoHano! Hula Dance Heaven".
2003/8/1(Fri) TV Tokyo(12CH)button
Performed and choreographed hula dances on TV program "Yuuki Meguro Good Morning".
(Release 8:00-8:30)

2003/1 MX TV button
Performed on the TV program hula dances (Male, Kahiko.

Magazine & News Papers

2005/4/15 Magazine "Aka-sugu Kids" (Recruit)
Taught Parents-children Hula dance.
Magazine "SAITA" (Shiba Park Syuppan) (Release 2003/10)
TV talent Chiharu experienced and reported our hula dance lesson.

Magazine "FINE" (Hinode Syuppan)(Release 2004/12) 
The Fashion Model Yukina experienced and reported in surfing magazine "Fine" January issue about our hula lesson.

2004/7 Magazine "Sutekina Hula Style"
Interviewed as the leading male hula dancer.

2004/7 Magazine "Hawaiian Wave " 
Appeared on the cover of the magazine.
2003/8/15 News Paper "Daily Ube Nichi"
Interviewed as the leading male hula dancer.

2006/10/5 (Thu) Popular Mobile Site "Poke Life" (Xing)
The reporter visited our studio to publish the experience of 1-day lesson in the web site(i-mode EZweb). 
2005/1/8 FM Edogawa(FM Broadcasting 84.3) 13:41 - 15:56 Video Play
Played live ukulele and talk on the program "Humans Talk"as a ukuleleist and a hula dancer.

Photo of Our HalauSohei

Sohei & Wahine Maika`i Hula Studio

Origin of Wahine Maika`i (formerly called "Hui O Ka Uilani")
"Wahine Maika`i" is translated word-for-word into "Good Women" in English. The stories went to circa Sept. of year 2,000. Louisie K. De La Cruz ( The mother of My Kumu Hula Michael De La Cruz) won the 1st place soloist at the Kupuna Hula Festival in Kona of Hawaii. Also other members ( Michael's wife Mayumi, etc.)won the 2nd place group. The tune they danced to was "Wahine Maika'i".
I was moved very much with Michael's love for his mother and respect for the Kahiko A'e
(elders in Eng) on that occasion. This was the reason why I decided the name of our halau as "Wahine Maika`i".

・Wahine Maika`i
The song that was composed by Sam Keli`iho`omalu (the winner of Hawaiian Falsetto Contest) .
This song praises for
 Lydia Wahinemaika`i Hale's respect for Hawaii Culture.
She was one of the very few defenders of Hawaii tradition, asked the Congress of USA for preserving it, and was never defeated by the hardships.

Kupuna Hula Festival
The hula dance competition which was founded at Kona of Hawaii by Kumu George Na`ope in 1997 and held on every year. 

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