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CSPC

2017 Tokyo Arts Festival@ Tokyo Tower

A Two-Day Festival Celebrating All Five Senses

■Event Coordinators:   Dr. Joseph Amato  Haruka Tachibana

■Music Director:   Katsuhiro Tsubonou

Tokyo Tower Arts Festival presents at two stages : Main Stage and

Exhibition Stage!Regular Seating : 2,500 YEN for full-day pass

Event Day One

1/14 Sat.

Main Stage▶Tokyo Tower Hall (Tokyo Tower B1 Hall)Saturday,

January 14 2:00PM (START)3 PROGRAMS

■Opening Ceremony

●Kenji Miyazawa’s Poems

Special Recitation of his poems by

his grandson Kazuki Miyazawa

●East meets West Concert Ⅰ

Traditional and modern music

for both Japanese and

Western instruments featuring:

Sawako Fukuhara, koto

Kazuko Okada, percussion

Harue Kunieda, composer

Mizuki Aida, percussion

Ken Shibata, guitar

Atsuko Fukuyama, guitar

Ayumi Shimonoto, koto

Harumi Mochizuki, percussion

Yuko Hirano, 17-string koto

Akihiko Yamano, shakuhachi

Takao Shirakawa, clarinet

Nao Ogawa, clarinet

Jiro Censhu, composer

Eriko Sekine, voice

Ayako Shigenari, koto

Maya Kimura, koto

Haruko Takahashi, marimba

Michiko Nakazawa, composer Satoko Maeda, composer Akemi

Takemichi, koto Koto Ensemble“To I Kin” Yayoi Bitoh, composer●Mind

and Body Talk  ●Experience the approach to the arts through incense

and massage

Event Day Two

1/15 Sun.

Main Stage▶Tokyo Tower Hall (Tokyo Tower B1 Hall)Sunday,

January 15 3:00PM (START)3 PROGRAMS

●ICJC 21st Century Music Project Ⅱ

(3:00PM)

Performers

Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi

Hideaki Kuribayashi, 17-string koto

Ayumi Shimonoto, voice, koto, shamisen

Program

Rokudan no Shirabe (Yatsuhashi Kengyō)

Ugetsufu (Yoshimatsu Takashi)

Kakurin (Hirose Ryōhei)

Manyō no Koi Uta (Shimonoto Ayumi)

Nasuno (Yamada Kengyō) Pie Jesu (Joseph Amato) ●East meets West

Concert Ⅱ Yoshiharu Ganryu, composer Sawako Tamaru, composer

Masataka Matsuo, composer●Japanese Music Instrumental Workshop■Grand

Finale

Exhibition Space and Hands-on CornerJanuary 14 and 15BF Hall

●Edo Period Art Works, Japanese Instruments (Koto, Shamisen, etc.)

and much more●Japanese Books, CD’s, Tea Room, etc.Mini-Concert and

Talk ShowJanuary 14 and 15Tower Hall

●On-going mini-concerts and talks during the whole day by performers and

guest. Free admissionThe Art of International Nail DesignJanuary 15

9:00AMBF Hall

Special Seminar on the certification as an international nailist.

Sponsered by INKA

kokusai-nail.com

Today's events may be subject to program and or order change. Thank you for

your understanding.

[Organizers]CSPC(Cultural Sending Promotion Committee)

[Partners]ICJC(International Center for Japanese Culture), Yokohama

International School

[Financial Support]Toshiba International Foundation, System’s Information,

GP Japan [Support]Tokyo Tower, Minato-ku Fine Arts, Survey

[Contributors]J-COM, Minato International Assoc., Mother Earth Publishing,

Hōgaku Journal, Minato City Board of Education, MINATO Travel

& Tourism Association

For Tickets or more information please contact

CSPC (Cultural Sending Promotion Committee)

TEL.03-3455- 6881

FAX : 03-3455- 6883

info@space-cultural- exchange.com http://www.cspc-japan.com

International Center for Japanese Culture – Cultural Sending Promotion

Committee

21st Century Japanese Music Project Ⅱ

Three Concerts / Workshops @ Three Cities

A Program Examining The Techniques and Sounds of Japanese Traditional

Instruments

■Event Coordinators/Dr. Joseph Amato, Haruka Tachibana

Tokyo

Tokyo Workshop

Tokyo Workshop

Date▶Thursday, January 26, 2017    Tokyo International School Students

Special WorkshopLocation▶Tokyo International School

※Please note this event is closed. Please join us for the 2017 Tokyo  Arts

Festival events on January 14 and 15, 2017.

Fukuoka

Fukuoka Workshops & Concert

Fukuoka Workshop

Fukuoka Workshop #1 JAPANESE MUSIC WORKSHOP

Date▶Thursday, December 1, 2016 (1:30PM)Location▶Fukuoka International

School Admission▶Open to Fukuoka International School Students

Fukuoka Workshop #2 JAPANESE MUSIC WORKSHOP

Date▶Thursday, December 1, 2016 (4:00PM)Location▶Fukuoka International

SchoolAdmission▶Open to Public 2,000 yen (Registration is required)

■Program

A presentation on the Japanese shamisen and 17-string koto including

performances of both traditional and modern music. The workshop will be held

in Japanese with English translation.

■Presenters

●Hideaki Kuribayashi, koto, 17-string koto (Ikuta School)●Ayumi Shimonoto,

voice, shamisen, koto (Yamada School)

To register for the 4pm workshop, please contact ICJC at 045-263- 8009 or

info@icjc.jp. Deadline, November 30, 2016.

Fukuoka Concert

Date▶Friday, December 2, 2016 6:00PM START (5:30PM DOORS

OPEN)Location▶Fukuoka Momochi Palace (Large Hall)

■Program

●Three Japanese Traditional Children’s Songs, arranged by Joseph Amato

●Three New Compositions set to the Poems by Kenji Miyazawa

 ●Yamanashi, composed by Yurika Matsumoto

 ●Oinomori, composed by Mamoru Fujieda

 ●Donguri and Yamaneko, composed by Mio Minamikawa

●Nagare by Katsuko Chikushi●Gojuusōkyoku by Hideaki Kuribayashi●Manyō

no Koi Uta by Ayumi Shimonoto●Midare by Kengyō Yatsuhashi●Tono (from

Tono Legend by Kunio Yanagita) composed by Shin'ichi Yuize●Ugetsufu by

Takashi Yoshimatsu

■Performers

●Hideaki Kuribayashi, koto, 17-string koto●Ayumi Shimonoto, voice, shamisen,

koto●Kahoko Hakoda, koto ●Hakoda Koto Ensemble●Fukuoka

International School Elementary School Choirs

■Admission

900yen

Sendai

Sendai Workshops & Concert

Sendai Workshops

1

Date▶Thursday, January 19, 2017    1PM : Miyagi Education University

: A workshop for Elementary studentsLocation▶Miyagi Education University for

the Elementary Education Program Division

2

Date▶Friday, January 20, 2017    1PM : Tohoku International School

: A workshop for Elementary studentsLocation▶Tohoku International School

3

Date▶Saturday, January 21, 2017    2:15PM and 4:00PM : Miyagi Women's

University : A workshop for university studentsLocation▶Miyagi

Women's University Music Hall

4

Date▶5:30PM : Miyagi Women's University : A workshop for general

audience and music teachersLocation▶Miyagi Women's University Music Hall

■Presenters
●Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi ●Hideaki Kuribayashi, koto, 17-

string koto (Ikuta School)●Ayumi Shimonoto, voice, shamisen, koto (Yamada

School)

■Ticket Information

3,000 yen

a) Composers, musicians and educators and others are welcome for any of the

four events listed above.b) To reserve your space by January 16, 2017 or for

more information, please contact ICJC at the address below. Reservations are

required.

Sendai ConcertDate▶Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00PM

STARTLocation▶Tohoku International School Hall

■Program

●Rokudan no Shirabe (Yatsuhashi Kengyō) ●Ugetsufu (Yoshimatsu Takashi)

●Kakurin (Hirose Ryōhei)●Nasuno (Yamada Kengyō)●Manyō no Koi Uta

(Shimonoto Ayumi)●Pie Jesu (Joseph Amato)

■Performers

●Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi●Hideaki Kuribayashi, 17-string

koto●Ayumi Shimonoto, voice, shamisen, koto

■Admission

This concert is open to the public who have paid the workshop fee.

*Events may be subject to program and or order change. Thank you for your

understanding.

■For tickets or more information please contact

ICJC(International Center for Japanese Culture)TEL▶045-263- 8009 E-

mail▶info@icjc.jp URL▶http://www.icjc.jp

CSPC(Cultural Sending Promotion Committee)TEL▶03-3455- 6881[Tokyo

Concert Sponsored Concert Ticket Venue Only]E-mail▶info@space- cultural-

exchange.com URL▶http://www.cspc-japan.com

Tohoku International SchoolTEL▶022-348- 2468[Tickets may be purchased on

the concert day at Tohoku International School Hall.]

Tickets may be purchased on the concert day at Momochi Palace.

Tokyo

[Organizers]CSPC(Cultural Sending Promotion Committee) 

[Partners]ICJC(International Center for Japanese Culture), Yokohama

International School[Financial Support]Toshiba International Foundation,
System’s Information, GP Japan

[Support]Tokyo Tower, Minato-ku Fine Arts, Survey[Contributors]J-COM,

Minato International Assoc., Mother Earth Publishing, Hōgaku Journal, Minato

City Board of Education, MINATO Travel & Tourism Association

Fukuoka

[Organizers]ICJC(International Center for Japanese Culture) 

[Partners]CSPC(Cultural Sending Promotion Committee), Yokohama

International School[Financial Support]Toshiba International Foundation

[Support]Mother Earth Publishing, Hakoda Koto Ensemble, Fukuoka

International School

Sendai

[Organizers]ICJC(International Center for Japanese Culture) 

[Partners]CSPC(Cultural Sending Promotion Committee), Yokohama

International School[Financial Support]Toshiba International Foundation

[Support]Mother Earth Publishing, Tohoku International School