Sui-ren, a group of people promoting arts through dance, was formed in Koenji, Tokyo in 1996. We are composed of passionate people aiming to preserve Japanese culture through our traditional dance and music. Every year our team joins Koenji Awa-Odori Festival and Kagura-Zaka Awa-Odori Festival. Moreover, we are also one of the official teams in Koenji. We hope everyone will gladly anticipate and witness Sui-ren’s performance.
『“Stylish Dance, Exciting Music and Chic Friends”』
This is our slogan. While we try to preserve traditional Japanese dance and music, we also try to add modern essence in them. One of the highlights of our dance routine is the fan performance. Sui-ren is also known for its uniquely Rock ’n’ Roll taste. If you are interested, please visit our official FB and Instagram.
The women dancers wear pale blue kimonos, and a straw hat that covers half of their face, elegantly implying a bit of mystery in their appearance and in the dance routine as well. One of the highlights of their dance routine is the fan performance, which is visually unique and elegant in nature. This dance usually requires a lot of practice because so many choreographies need to be learned. This dance also requires them to move with their toes, making it extra challenging. What makes this dance even more unique and interesting is the fact that only women can join the Onna-Odori.
The dancers wear blue kimono. They keep their back lower position and chant out when they march on the street. Suiren’s members use a fan and round fan. Women can also join this dance but the “Otoko-Odori” that they do is usually elegant and smooth. On the other hand, the “Otoko-Odori” that men do is sometimes described aggressive, passionate, and comical.
Narimono: Musical band
The musical band is called “Narimono.” It is usually consists of some traditional Japanese instruments, such as the bell, several drums, and a few Japanese flutes. Suiren’s music is characterized uniquely by its Rock ’n’ Roll taste. Under this rhythm, a big drum is used to create a wonderfully dynamic sound.
Kids can join this Kodomo-odori. If you can walk, then you can certainly try it! Usually, kids join this group. It is a wonderful experience to perform with family.
We will be glad to perform at your party (wedding, birthday, launching ceremonies etc). For booking and tours you may contact us.
If you have the passion and skills in promoting Japanese traditional dance and music, don’t hesitate to come and join our dynamic and fun group. Please contact us on this page.