Katsumi Sakakura - Artist and Ambassador | TEDxTokyo 2016
Katsumi Sakakura – Artist and Ambassador
Katsumi Sakakura expresses his art through a combination of elements characteristic of traditional Japanese culture—movement, rhythm and spirit. He combines live dance synchronized with projected video images in a self-developed style known as “projection live” and has received worldwide acclaim since the first showcasing of his artistry at Japan Expo 2004 in Los Angeles. Katsumi has performed in thirty-nine different countries, including the opening ceremony for the 128th General Assembly of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur in 2015. He hopes his shows become opportunities for others to learn about Japanese culture as he introduces and spreads the concept of “Japanese cool” through his singular style and original performances.