Shakuhachi is a traditional wind instrument made of bamboo. The name comes from the traditional measurement system. The length of Shakuhachi is 1 shaku and 8 sun (pronouncing “i-shaku-ha-sun”); 1 shaku is 30.3cm, sun is one-tenth of a shaku, and hachi is “eight” in Japanese. Thus, the name Shakuhachi means 1.8 shaku (approximately 54.5cm) which stands for the standard size of the instrument. Dozan Fujiwara, a shakuhachi virtuoso will present the wealth of tone colouring created by shakuhachi through subtle changes in pitches of the player’s blowing angle. A new shakuhachi piece commissioned to composer, Kyo Ichinose, will be performed by Dozan making its world premiere. There will be a lecture and a talk show on the history, present and future of shakuhachi.
Dozan Fujiwara, Kyo Ichinose, Junichi Konuma
October 4, 2013 (Friday)
Reserved seats only
1,000yen (adults) 500yen (students/under 15 years old)
*Tickets for wheelchair seats are available at the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee Office
*No entry for children under 6 years old.
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Wacoal Art center
Secretariat of the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee