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kabuki Endo Action

Kenny Endo, taiko drummer in kabuki makeup. strobist info. vivitar 283 in small octa light bank at camera right, 1 283 w/wide reflector background light, one DIY grid at camera right, back.


Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Le Masquerade 2007, “Spooky Kabuki,” will take place on Saturday, October 27th at the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (2454 South Beretania Street), from 6:30 p.m.


The event features scrumptious cuisine, a tantalizing silent auction and sneak peeks from HTY’s chilling new play, Obake. Anne Namba has designed the special evening, and program direction is from Kenny and Chizuko Endo. Expect exciting taiko and shakuhachi performances, obon dancing, sushi and tempura stations, noodles, beef, whole pig, chicken, sake tasting, green tea martinis, obake hair and make-up stations, a yakuza tattoo station and entrancing set design.


HTY’s Nancy Corbett Award for lifelong support of children’s theatre will be given to Polly Steiner. The HTY Corporate Friend Award will be given to Stanford Carr Development. Costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for the best Ninja, Geisha, Shogun, Samurai, or Empire Costumes. Al Waterston will serve as Master of Ceremonies.


Sponsor Tables of 10 are available at $2,500 (Samurai), $3,500 (Shogun) and $5,000 (Emperor and Empress). Individual seats are available at $175. Contact Jillian at HTY at 457-4255 or Tim Bostock at


The event team includes: Jean Ariyoshi (Honorary Chair), Kristine Altwies, Tim Bostock, Stanford Carr, Frank Haas, Melanie Holt, Sam Kim, Marcia Lee, Mari Naito, Anne Namba, Suzanne Sato, Steven Sofos and Jeri Steiner.


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Taken on September 19, 2007