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Azuma Sumako II, Janice Edesa


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Azuma Sumako II, Janice Edesa

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Azuma Sumako II (Janice Aiso Edesa), 61 year-old, Tokyo, Japan born Sansei, and a dancer and instructor of Nihon Buyō for 45 years, passed away on July 24, 2020 after a courageous, 24-year battle with brain and spinal cancer. She was predeceased by her grandmother Okawa Sōsetsu, an Edo Senke tea ceremony instructor; mother Azuma Sumako I, a Nihon Buyō(classical Japanese dance) instructor; father Daniel Aiso, a WWII veteran and uncle Judge John Aiso. She is survived by her husband Richard Edesa, sister Yoko (Satoshi) Okada, niece Christine Okada-Seike (Andrew Seike), nephew Steven (Ivana) Okada and their children, stepdaughter Senta Edesa and her family and other relatives.

Due to community health conditions, burial will be private. A public memorial will be announced in the future.

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