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Objects from everyday life create traditional music

Traditional musical instruments made out of household items!?
The audience is invited to a house on the stage, and will be shown how the everyday household items can turn into traditional musical instruments.
Several unique performances will be given by guest artists. They include folklore puppetry called Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo presented by Takafumi Tanaka, a Japanese traditional music journal editor, American duo players of Koto and Shakuhachi called Curt & Bruce, and a female ensemble of Japanese and western musical instruments, the Sakura Project.
The participants are welcome to get thrilling hands-on experience in manipulating the Kuruma Ningyo and in playing various Japanese traditional musical instruments. There will also be a display of the famous “Space Koto” which was played by astronaut Naoko Yamazaki on the international space station.

  • Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo
    Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo
  • Curt & Bruce (Katsumi Saki/TEDxTokyo)
    Curt & Bruce
    (Katsumi Saki/TEDxTokyo)
  • sakura project
    sakura project
Schedule January 12, 2014 (Sunday)
Opening at 13:00, Starting at 13:30
Venue Hachioji City Art & Cultural Hall
Address:24-1 Honcho,Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0066
TEL: 042-621-3001
Program and Lecturer Takafumi Tanaka, Curtis Patterson, Bruce Huebner, sakura project
Ticket Information

Tickets at the door only.

[Admission fees]
Unreserved seats only
2,000yen (adults)  1,000yen (students)
*Free admission for children under 6 years old
*Tickets for wheelchair seats are available at the Tokyo Traditional Arts Program Executive Committee Office
*No entry for children under 3 years old

[Ticket sales]
•e+ 0570-06-9993 [e-code:031050]
•Ticket PIA 0570-02-9999 [P-code:206-057]
Fun experience zone is full of enjoyment; you can try Kuruma Ningyo, compare materials of traditional musical instruments and make shakuhachi (bamboo flute) with PET bottle tops.

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