Alumni Update: 2013 Honoree Nobuko Miyamoto

Nobuko Miyamoto

Nobuko Miyamoto is a 2013 Local Heroes Honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

It has been a busy year for the Artistic Director of Great Leap Inc.,a non-profit arts organization.

Nobuko Miyamoto's company Great Leap, in collaboration with End Oil in Long Beach, created the educational theater piece The Air We Breathe, directed by Dan Kwong and Young Ae, which is perform at events and schools.

This Fall, Great Leap will conduct an encore of Fandango Obon with communities of Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, and Leimert Park, culminating on October 26 at the plaza of Japanese Cultural and Community Center. It will be part of the "Sustainable Little Tokyo" eco fest.

This summer the music and dance collaboration of Nobuko and Quetzal, Bambutsu, was danced by over 10,000 people at Obon Festivals at Buddhist Temples throughout Southern California.



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