KOTORITO(香鳥絃)

KOTORITO consists of three Japanese Kanji characters. Ko(h) = 香 for Kohgetsu Aoki (vocalist), Tori = 鳥 for Yumi Torimaru (Taiko/ Tsugaru Shamisen/ Shinobue (bamboo flute), and Ito = 絃 for Eri Muroi’s instruments’ (Koto/ Shamisen) string. Kotorito’s repertoires are from Japan, from North (Hokkaido) to South (Okinawa), from Old to New including our own original compositions.

 
 
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Yumi torimaru

A founder/ director of Takohachi. Please see her bio in ‘Yumi Torimaru’ page.

 
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Kohgetsu aoki

Koh learnt Japanese folk song, called Minyo from her grandma when she was little in Hokkaido where she grew up. She was accepted an apprenticeship with a professional Minyo singer, Chigusa Takehana in Kanagawa, Japan in 2016. She has been taking Skype lessons from her teacher regularly to learn authentic Minyo.

 
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eri muroi

Eri graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, and studied at NHK (Japanese National Broadcasting Company) school for performers of traditional Japanese music. Eri is a certified instructor for Koto and jiuta-Shamisen from one of the biggest Koto institute, Miyagi Association.

KOTORITO At Portland Japanese Garden

KOTORITO At Portland Japanese Garden

Copyrights © 2015 All Rights Reserved by Takohachi.

Copyrights © 2015 All Rights Reserved by Takohachi.