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An exploration of cultural appreciation through the lens of Japanese culture, specifically, the history of the kimono. This play was created by the cast with facilitation provided by Hannah Mariko Bell. This project was funded by the Young Leader's Fund (National Association of Japanese Canadians). 
 
Kansha

Intrepid YOU Show:
November 2 & 3, 2018


University Club at the University of Victoria:
November 29, 2018

Barbara McIntyre Studio at the University of Victoria:
December 5, 2018
Kansha
Kansha

Tamao Nakashima (left) and Kaelan Bain (right) in Kansha. Photography by Annie Konstantinova

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Kansha
Kansha

Samara Stanleigh (left), Tamao Nakashima (center), and Chantelle Potier (right) in Kansha Photography by Annie Konstantinova

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Kansha
Kansha

Samara Stanleigh (left), Carter Gulseth (center), and Hilary Williams (right) in Kansha Photography by Annie Konstantinova

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Kansha
Kansha

Tamao Nakashima (left) and Carter Gulseth (right) in Kansha. Photography by Annie Konstantinova

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Production Team Credits:

Hannah Mariko Bell: Facilitator

Mikaela Haeusser: Stage Manager

Taryn Yoneda: Choreographer

Annie Konstantinova: Set and Costume Designer

Tori Isaak: Lighting Designer

Olivia Wheeler: Sound Designer

Darby Thorogood: Assistant Costume Designer

Gracia Joulie: Assistant Set Designer

Hina Nishioka: Cultural Consultant

Actor Credits:

Kaelan Bain: Meiji Spirit

Carter Gulseth: Heisei Spirit

Tamao Nakashima: Mariko Kawano

Samara Stanleigh: Edo Spirit

Chantelle Potier: Showa Spirit

Hilary Williams: Heian Spirit/Lady Montgomery

With Special Thanks To:

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, Uminari Taiko and

The National Association of Japanese Canadians.

Antony Fenlon for his assistance with the taiko recording,

Mitsuko Uranaka for her assistance with dressing

Tamao Nakashima in the kimono for each show and

Emily Thiessen for filming the production