Skip to content
Slide 1
Origin of Shubukai

In Chicago, the art of Japanese Classical dance was catalyzed by the presence of the Wakayagi Shiyu Kai starting in 1962. The presence of such a strong Japanese cultural icon in the Japanese American community provided a receptive and supportive environment for Fujima Shunojo to continue the cultural legacy in the Midwest when he began his school in Chicago in 1976. Read More

Dear Shubukai Supporters and Friends,                        

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the transition of Shubukai (Fujima Ryu of Chicago) founder, Shunojo Fujima Sensei, who passed on Saturday, April 6, 2024 

after 18 long months of battling many health complications. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral service, however a memorial service at the AIRMW  building (4875 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) will be held on two days:

Saturday, July 13, 2024  1pm – 3pm

Sunday,   July 14, 2024  3pm – 5pm

Upcoming Events

Slide
46th Annual Performance

Shubukai has presented and taught Fujima style Japanese classical dance in Chicago for the past 45 years. We are happy to announce as part of the concerted efforts of everyone in
Asian Improv aRts Midwest, the organization has facilitated the purchase of a new building. The AIRMW building will be dedicated to continuing the legacy, training, and to proudly present traditional Japanese arts. To this end, one goal is to build a stage built for Shubukai that is made for Japanese Classical dance.

Shubukai has presented and taught Fujima style Japanese classical dance in Chicago for the past 45 years. We are happy to announce as part of the concerted efforts of everyone in Asian Improv aRts Midwest, the organization has facilitated the purchase of a new building. The AIRMW building will be dedicated to continuing the legacy, training, and to proudly present traditional Japanese arts. To this end, one goal is to build a stage built for Shubukai that is made for Japanese Classical dance.

Your generosity is essential for Shubukai. We continuously strive to sustain our cultural aesthetics by keeping our connections with Japan and presenting in both traditional and contemporary formats as we work to secure a place in the art/dance scene in Chicago representing our Japanese heritage. We would be honored to receive your support

Shubukai has presented and taught Fujima style Japanese classical dance in Chicago for the past 45 years. We are happy to announce as part of the concerted efforts of everyone in
Asian Improv aRts Midwest, the organization has facilitated the purchase of a new building. The AIRMW building will be dedicated to continuing the legacy, training, and to proudly present traditional Japanese arts. To this end, one goal is to build a stage built for Shubukai that is made for Japanese Classical dance.

Your generosity is essential for Shubukai to achieve these goals. We need your help to raise $15,000 to present the 46th Annual Performance and to build the new Shubukai Stage. We continuously strive to sustain our cultural aesthetics by keeping our connections with Japan and presenting in both traditional and contemporary formats as we work to secure a place in the art/dance scene in Chicago representing our Japanese heritage.

We would be honored to receive your support