Traditional Japanese Folk Music and Dance







Formed in 2006, Ensohza is a minzoku-geino or Japanese folk performing ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We perform music that evokes the festival spirit and character of Japan’s diverse rural communities. With lively vocals accompanied by fue and shakuhachi (bamboo flutes), shamisen (a string instrument) and the beat of the taiko drum, Ensohza transports you to Japan’s mountain and fishing villages with traditional folk songs and festival dance music. Ensohza also promotes opportunities for community building through grant-funded training in folk dance and the traditional festival arts of Japan.

Our musical quartet and our dance company, Ensohza Minyoshu, are available for performances at parties, festivals and parades. Please inquire at

If you would like to help us continue to bring more traditional Japanese music and dance to the Bay Area, please consider a tax deductible donation. Every little bit helps!

Also, please consider joining our dance company, we are actively recruiting! Click here or the Minyoshu button in the navigation bar for more information.