What we do

3rd term Japanese musical instrument experience NENOIRO LAND

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


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

Number of practical skill sessions per participant (including presentation/rehearsals for presentation)
Pre-course for each instrument: 1 or 2 times (optional)
Main course: 7 times
The final session will be a concert at Meijiya Hall. 

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.

Publicity methods for the recruitment of participants (collaboration, cooperation, networking, etc.)
Participants will be recruited from social networking posts and advertisements.
Flyer information at each music store.
Request for cooperation in spreading information to current students.
Participants are invited from Chuo City’s public relations magazine, restaurants in Nihonbashi, etc.

Ways to enable participants to continue with practical skills experience (other than programs covered by this grant) after the end of the event
This course is a 7-month course. This is the third term of the program, and there are already a number of continuing students enrolled.
Beginning with the third term, the course will be divided into two classes, a beginners’ course and an experienced course. Beginners will be able to continue taking the continuing course after completing this course. It is also possible to change the instrument to be taken as a beginner course at that time.
For those who wish to study more privately, all instructors also have private classes, so it is possible to take one-time or ongoing lessons with a variety of instructors for supplementary or additional training.


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
Tel: +81-(0) 3-3430-1066
E-mail: yukino@kazekusa.jp


Meijiya Hall, Chuo City, Tokyo