Born and raised in Osaka Japan, Anju has been training under the guidance of her mother, Madoka Shouju, the current head of the Madoka no Kai Japanese traditional folk song school. As a teacher of Madoka no Kai, Anju promotes the head of school’s philosophy of “enjoyment for everyone” with the hope of spreading an understanding of Japanese traditional performing arts. Her current goal is to set up a branch of Madoka no kai in Hawaii and she would like to preserve and carry on the Japanese traditional culture to the next generation.The performance in Hawaii is a return the favor to those who kept Japanese traditional culture.
“Enjoyment for Everyone” is the motto of Madoka no Kai, a Japanese folk song school based in Osaka. The students and teachers of the school practice diligently under this philosophy.This special performance for the Honolulu festival will feature a mother and daughter duet by the current head of the school, Shouju Madoka, and the future successor, Anju Madoka
I’m Anju Madoka of “Japanese Folk Music- Madoka No Kai”, a group that mainly performing Japanese folk music in Osaka. Our group motto is “having fun with everybody”. All of our members are practicing with joy.