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Japanese Traditional Music Instruments Concert

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Music Lovers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 28 Jul 11:30 - 15:45

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Japanese traditional musical instrument course coaches and students will play Japanese contemporary composers’ pieces. Unlike a stereo type calm and sleepy tea house sound, this time all of the performances shall be quite dynamic and exciting.

箏(琴)Japanese style Harp - Sou / Koto both looks similar (see this event profile picture)

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  The origin of what we call Koto (箏) today began in China, and was imported into Japan in the 8th century. During the Nara ( Protected content ) and Heian ( Protected content ) periods, the word, Koto, meant all the string instruments, including the Biwa no Koto (琵琶、four string lute), Kin (琴、seven string zither), and So no Koto (箏、13 string zither or jusangen). Today, when we say Koto, it refers to the So no Koto, 13 string zither. Koto had gradually become a popular instrument in Protected content , as it had originally played by the middle and upper classes. In Protected content ,
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The shamisen or samisen (三味線), also sangen (三絃), both words mean "three strings", is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi.

The Japanese pronunciation is usually "shamisen" but sometimes "jamisen" when used as a suffix (e.g., Tsugaru-jamisen). (In western Japan, and often in Edo-period sources, it is sometimes "samisen.")

The construction of the shamisen varies in shape, depending on the genre in which it is used. The instrument used to accompany kabuki has a thin neck, facilitating the agile and virtuosic requirements of that genre. The instrument used to accompany puppet plays and folk songs has a longer and thicker neck to match the more robust music of those genres.

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The shakuhachi (尺八、しゃくはち, pronounced [ɕakɯhatɕi]) is a Japanese longitudinal, end-blown bamboo-flute.

It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 6th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo period. The oldest shakuhachi in Japan is currently stored in Shōsō-in, Nara. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (吹禅, blowing meditation).

Meeting Time & Point
1) For the Brunch joiners
Meeting Time 11:15
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11:30 Meeting time
11:45 Brunch time (quick Sushi Lunch - JPY Protected content , it's Delicious)
13:00 Move to the concert Hall
13:30 Door open
14:00 Concert Starts
15:45 Concert Close

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2) For those who would like to skip group brunch Time
Meeting Time 13:30
Meeting Point: Senzoku College of Music – Silver Mountain inside

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Access to the music hall from Tokyu - Mizonoguchi (溝の口)
1) Get out from Main Exit of the station (Remarks – Do not use front side exit)
2) At north exit, you will find MARUI and NOCTY buildings
3) Walk the street between Marui and NOCTY. About 300m, you will find a railway crossing. (JR)
4) Cross above 3). There is a bicycle shop in front of you.
5) About 200m from the left hand side street of bicycle shop, there is a Family Mart.
6) Keep going on Family Mart side, about 150m, you will find the main gate of Senzoku Music College. In front of the main gate, there is Wafel Cake cafe - Quatre-Heures Wafel.
7) "Silver Mountain" is just as is like following.

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