Shakuhachi, Koto, and Piano Kick off “Friday Night Live” in 2022

Friday Night Live: James Nyoraku Schlefer, Masayo Ishigure & Kathleen Supové Friday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. Facebook Live Admission: Free The Consulate General of Japan in New York’s Friday Night Live series returns to the Ambassador’s residence for 2022. The sounds of the shakuhachi kick off the New Year with a performance by Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer featuring Masayo Ishigure on koto and … Continue reading Shakuhachi, Koto, and Piano Kick off “Friday Night Live” in 2022

Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Four Seasons in New York Saturday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. through Tuesday, August 31 at 11:30 p.m. EDT Online Admission: $20 Enjoy the beauty of Japanese music at the 20th concert of the Four Seasons in New York series, which celebrates its 20th installment this weekend. About the Event Koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura began this concert series in the fall of … Continue reading Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Acclaimed Koto and Shamisen Player to Perform the Songs of Winter

Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music, vol. 19 (Winter) Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. Online Tickets: $20 (plus handling fee) Acclaimed Japanese koto and shamisen performer Yoko Reikano Kimura performs music that celebrates New Year’s Day and the winter season. Program “Shunkyō for two shamisens” – by Seihō Kineya “Shōjō no Tsuru” (“Crane on the … Continue reading Acclaimed Koto and Shamisen Player to Perform the Songs of Winter

The Music of Obon

Obon Classics: Special Lecture and Performance Saturday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. YouTube Live Stream Admission: Free It’s Obon season, the Buddhist custom of welcoming one’s ancestors back home. The Japan Foundation will present a special lecture on some of the traditional Japanese musical instruments used for the Bon Odori, a summertime folk dance festival that is the highlight of Obon. This … Continue reading The Music of Obon
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Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music – Vol.15

Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music – Vol.15 Saturday, August 10 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), 3rd Floor White Room Admission: $30 (includes Japanese confectionary) CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) and Mar Creation, Inc. continue their seasonal concert series Four Seasons in New York — Gems of … Continue reading Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music – Vol.15