Posts Tagged ‘Koto’

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…

Master Koto Player Fuyuki Enokido Plays Manchester 18th August

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Come and see a top class koto player from Japan!

As part of her European tour, master koto player Fuyuki Enokido will be giving a mesmerising performance at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School on Saturday, 18th August at 14:00 until 15:00. The event is totally FREE and will be held in room G35 (ground floor) of the beautiful new university building behind the All Saints Library (off Oxford Road: MAP)

Enokido is an outstanding performer, graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and 2007 Winner of the first rank prize at the Yatsuhashi Kengyo Japan Read more…