Ikebana International 9th European Regional Conference

On August 30, “Late Summer Sound” was held at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), as an auxiliary event of the “Japanese Toys and Games Exhibition”. The event consisted of a mini concert and workshop, with Ms. Akiko Sato playing the koto and shamisen, and Ms. Akiko Nishihara playing the sho and piano. There was also the storytelling of the old tale “Sanmai no ofuda” by Ms. Kono, with musical accompaniment by Ms. Sato and Ms. Nishihara, as part of the mini concert. During the workshop, the children and other participants listened to the explanation about the even in Japan rare sho, and attempted to actually play the koto and shamisen themselves.


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