The venue for this performance is at St Pius Community Center nearby the library, attached to St Pius Catholic Church.
Kotorito (Yumi, Koh, and Eri) will perform for Japanese Garden Culture Event
Takohachi will perform for Taiko Ten Concert. ***Not open to public.
The city of Portland is becoming popular for its quirky and trendy traits, and welcoming many tourists and new residents. However, it is very hard to say that the city is welcoming to other cultures. Budget cut for art and music has been an issue in many schools, and many traditional music groups refrain from coming perform due to the inflation in town. The flavor of Japan in Portland will be held at Director Park, an open piazza focusing on arts and culture in the heart of Downtown Portland. This stage show will present traditional music from Japan, and new music/art collaborations created locally. It will bring forth a true sense of the Japanese spirit. For fellow Japanese expatriates, this can mean feeling a sense of home in a new home. For the inexperienced this can mean discovery of a new and beautiful part of world they didn’t know of before. This event should encourage other cultural communities to show their culture. Then, Portland will be filled with cultural richness.
Kazutaka Fukui vs. KOTORITO at Portland Japanese Garden.
Kazutaka Fukui is a master Tsugaru Shamisenist from Tokyo, Japan. He wears two hats on, currently serving as a gardener fellow at Portland Japanese Garden as well as a shamisen performer. “Landscape” is one thing in common between his professions, gardening and Japanese music.
KOTORITO is a Japanese music unit formed by a vocalist Koh Aoki, a Koto/Shamisen player, Eri Muroi and a Tsugaru Shamisen/ Shinobue/ Taiko player, Yumi Torimaru (a director of Takohachi).
This performance will be full of flavorful Japanese music with many unique/different instrumentation.
Takohachi will perform for Asian Heritage Month Event at beautiful Lan Su Chinese garden.
POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Takohachi will perform again for this annual event. Every year Takohachi brings something new for this event. Come check it out!!!
11:30 Oregon Koto Kai
11:50 Alton Takiyama-Chung, storytelling
12:00 Utsukikai, mochi-pounding
12:10 Takohachi, taiko
1:00 Consul General Teraoka
1:05 Portland Taiko
1:25 Sahomi Tachibana Dance
1:40 Unit Souzou, taiko
2:45 Joe Kye, solo violin, vocals, electronics
3:15 A-Key Kyo, acoustic rock band with vocals
Portland Art Museum is having a free event with full of Japanese art and music! Yumi and Kirin will be performing variety of Japanese music with Tsugaru Shamisen, Shinobue (bamboo flute) and more! Come join us!