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"Traditional+" 【vol. 4】 Traditional Instruments of Japan Today (Tokyo Traditional Arts Program)

Featuring the yesterday, today and tomorrow of Shakuhachi through Dozan Fujiwara (player) with world premiere of commissioned work for the instrument by Kyo Ichinose (composer)

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Music ,
  • Performance ,
  • Workshop

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.

Program and Lecturer

Dozan Fujiwara, Kyo Ichinose, Junichi Konuma

Ticket Information

October 4, 2013 (Friday)
[Admission fees]
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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Venue Offered

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


Spiral Hall (3rd Floor)