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Japanese musical instrument experience NENOIRO LAND

  • Organization : Neonokai
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience event
Shamisen (Hauta, Nagauta), Flute, Kotsuzumi

Number of sessions (per person/including presentations, etc.)
Pre-course for each instrument: 1 or 2 times (optional)
Main course: 5 times
The fifth and final session was a concert at the Nihonbashi “Kyoraku-tei”.

Principal instructors
Yukino Yamamoto (Shamisen)
Makiko Ishitaka (Flute)
Seika Shimamura (Kotsuzumi)

Event features
The instructors for each instrument are all active performers with long teaching careers and proven activities. Therefore, they could prepare various demo performances. Participants could touch the live performance and receive direct guidance while imagining their own goal.
Since the instructors are members of the same ensemble unit, each class (instrument) will remain close. Therefore, participants could perform ensemble with other instruments at the final session. In addition, the instructors will also participate in the same session. Participants could fully experience their achievements during the course.
The course will be supported by the instructors based on the number of participants. Therefore, all participants could receive have pretty much experienced guidance, in spite of being group lessons.

A framework enabling participants to continue with hands-on experience (practice) of traditional performing arts
The course consists of a six month term, and each course is unique. Therefore, it is possible to participate in consecutive terms. Those who wish to continue their instrument may do so, and switching instruments is also possible. If one would like to learn more, instructors will also have private lessons available as an opportunity for additional instruction. These private lessons can be held on a one time basis, as well as on a long term basis.


This is a group of people who study under, support, or endorse Yukino Yamamoto, a shamisen player who is active in a wide range of genres, including classical, contemporary, and original compositions. The group includes many performers of shamisen and other Japanese instruments. Among them, the “Female Shamisen Player Nenoiro” is an ensemble unit formed by female performers active in Japan and abroad. In addition to performing at halls and events, the group is also active in releasing music scores and teaching at schools and other educational institutions, and is spreading the appeal of Japanese instrumental music to the next generation.


Yukino Yamamoto
Sebon-Komae116, 1-8-5, Nakaizumi, Komae-shi, Tokyo 201-0012


New York Art Galaxy, Chuo City, Tokyo
Nihonbashi Mitsui hall, Kyoraku-tei, Chuo City, Tokyo