Imafuji Masataro, holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Property designation (nagauta shamisen), provides the audience with musical experience which expands the possibility of Japanese traditional music “Hogaku” and innovates its tradition through his original music.
Hayazaki shizu no ranbyousi, Pieces song, Shisha no sho (original author: Orikuchi Shinobu), Rokusai nenbutsu isoukyoku
Hatano Mutsumi ／ Imafuji Michi, Fujita Shinzo, Imafuji Masaki, Imafuji Choichiro, TO-ON Ajimi Jun, Imafuji Masako, Imafuji Michio, Nakagawa Aya ／ Imafuji Yoshijiro, Kineya Eihachiro, Matsunaga Chuichiro, Imafuji Masajuro, Imafuji Masane, Imafuji Masatomo ／ Kiyomoto Yoshijiro ／ Tanaka Sako, Tosha Kiyoyuki, Onoe Kikunojo ／ Nakagawa Yoshio, Tosha Kisho ／ Yonekawa Toshiko, Nakagawa Toshiyu ／ Tono Tamami
Born in 1935, graduated from faculty of music (Department of Traditional Japanese Music) in the Tokyo University of the Arts, and studied under Yoshimura IshiroX, Imafuji ChojuroIII, Imafuji Ayako and Yamada Shotaro. In 1962, Masataro won 1st Prize in the Tokyo Shimbun Japanese Music Competition (composition division) with his “Suite on Nohgaku-bayashi.” Since then he has composed many works, including film music, in addition to performing. He has won numerous awards including the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (2004) and the Japan Art Academy Award (2010). He is the holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Property designation (nagauta shamisen).
Executive Committee of
Kioi Hall (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)