Guests of Honor


Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Marvel Vs Capcom/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves), Kakyoin (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure:  Stardust Crusaders) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z and currently voices Gohan in Dragonball Super.  Other fan faves include One Punch Man (Atomic Samurai), Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).  Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”, Eusine in “Generations”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the promo voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith’s Smodcast series of podcasts . For more info, visit


About 高橋 宗慶 (Takahashi Sokei)
Urasenke Tea Master/Associate Professor of Chado
After obtaining the Japanese Flower arrangement, Ikebana「生け花 」, license at a very young age, and while running a prominent dermatological/cosmeceutical clinic with her late husband (the founder of the Japanese Minoxidil 「カロヤンハイ – 第一製薬」 in Seijyougakuen in Tokyo, Japan), Takahashi Sokei Sensei started her journey to embrace the most beautiful aspect of Japanese traditional culture—Chado.
After years of studying Chado and the ancient Japanese history thoroughly under one of the most respected Chado Masters, Takahashi Sokei Sensei became the Master of Tea herself.
After the 3/11 Tsunami, she moved to the United States to spread peace and tranquility to the people of the West.
Takahashi Sokei Sensei received the highest honor, the Associate Professor Degree In Chado, in winter 2017. This will be followed by a Professor Degree in Chado in the year 2018.