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Homage To Composer Miyagi Michio

Koto Anniversary Concert at the Embassy of Japan, London Friday 20th June 2014!

Michio MiyagiAttended by about 100 invited guests, the Embassy of Japan hosted a memorial recital of the koto music of Miyagi Michio, musician and essayist, on Friday 20 June 2014 to celebrate and commemorate the 120th anniversary of his birth. Born in Kobe in 1894 and brought up by his grandmother, by the age of eight he had become blind as a result of eye disease at which point he began to train on the koto under the auspices of Nakamura Kengyo II. He moved to Korea aged 13 and remained there until 1917 when, at the age of 23 he moved to Tōkyō. He was to have been sponsored by Itō Hirobumi, the Prime Minister of Read more…

A Guide To Culinary Schools In Japan

February 10, 2012 3 comments

Aspiring chefs can find top-notch schools here!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to master traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi? Or does the idea of studying to become a chef in a culturally rich country such as Japan sound exciting and adventurous? There are many Read more…