Yoko Reikano Kimura, CRS, NYC, Japan, The Tale of Genji, koto, shamisen, traditional Japanese music, Mar Creation, mochi Rin

Yoko Reikano Kimura to Pay Homage to “The Tale of Genji” in CRS Concert

Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music – vol.14

Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) 3FL White Room – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)

Admission: $30 (includes Japanese confectionary)

CRS and Mar Creation, Inc. continue their seasonal concert series Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music, where guests discover traditional Japanese music by acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura, whose wide-ranging repertoire features classical music and improvisational pieces.

For this concert, Kimura chose three pieces as her homage to The Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature that is widely considered the first novel ever written. The epic novel is the subject of a brilliant exhibition, The Tale of Genji – A Japanese Classic Illuminated, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kimura is also a part of the new opera Murasaki’s Moon, which will premiere at the Met in mid-May.


Murasaki-shikibu -Lady Murasaki (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
Kumiuta Akashi
(composed by Kitajima-kengyo)
Murasaki no Fu for solo sangen
(composed by Minoru Miki)

After the concert, mochi Rin will serve a delicious, handmade Japanese sweet.

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

Please enjoy Japanese music after cherry blossom viewing!