Sake-Hachi Sake Tasting and Shakuhachi Concert at CRS



sake, shakuhachi, James Nyoraku Schlefer, CRS, Mar Creation, NYC, Japan, honkyoku, Zen, Kyoto

Sake-Hachi Concert and Sake Tasting

Saturday, June 25 from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

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

Admission: $15/$20 day of concert

Mar Creation, Inc. and CRS a program of the sounds, sights, and tastes of Old Japan with shakuhachi and elegant Japanese sake in a very intimate space. Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer will play honkyoku, traditional Zen solo shakuhachi music, accompanied by images of Kyoto’s gardens and temples. It’s a truly multi-media experience not to be missed!

Schlefer is a virtuoso performer of traditional and contemporary shakuhachi music, an esteemed teacher in the Kinko school, and a ground-breaking composer. Honored by Musical America International as one of their “30 Top Professionals and Influencers,” he aims to promote and sustain traditional shakuhachi music through performances, lecture/demonstrations, residencies, and concert programming. His original compositions forge new ground with contemporary works for both Japanese and Western instruments and ensembles.

To purchase tickets, please visit CRS’s website or call 212.677.8621.