Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music at CRS



Yoko Reikano Kimura, Four Seasons of Japan, koto, shamisen, music, concert, CRS, Center for Remembering and Sharing, NYC, Japan, mochi Rin, wagashi, confectionery, Japanese sweets

Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music – Winter

Saturday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m.

CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)

Tickets: $25 in advance (includes a Japanese sweet)/$30 at the door

CRS & Mar Creation, Inc. continue their seasonal concert series, Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music. Discover traditional Japanese music by acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura, whose wide-ranging repertoire features classical music and improvisational pieces. This series features each season’s representative traditional musical works along with the colorful and delicate wagashi, Japanese-style confectionaries, prepared by mochi Rin NYC.

For the winter version of the series, Kimura’s program includes three classical pieces celebrating the New Year and fabulous landscapes in Japan. After the concert, wagashi specialist mochi Rin will serve its handmade Japanese confectionary “hanabira mochi” (flower petal mochi).


  • “Midare Rinzetsu” – composed by Yatsuhashi-kengyo (koto)
  • “Ōmi-Hakkei” (“Eight Landscapes in Ōmi”) – composed by Manwa Yamato (koto with Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e wood block prints)
  • “Yachiyo-Jishi” – composed by Fujinaga-kengyo (shamisen)

Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance at CRS’s website, by phone 212-677-8621, or in person at CRS.

Enjoy the taste of the four seasons here in New York!