Traditional Japanese dancer Sahomi Tachibana was born in California and studied Japanese dance at the Tachibana Dance School in Japan. After being interned during World War II, she studied modern dance and ballet in New York. In 1948 she made her New York debut and earned international acclaim. In 1990 Sahomi and her husband moved to Portland. Sahomi has continued to teach and perform Kabuki dramas and Japanese dances around the Portland area.
First Broadcast: 2004
Producer: KC Cowan