... Shakuhachi lovers from all over the world will gather for the 2012 World Shakuhachi Festival in Kyoto. The "一本竹(Ippontake)" concert series has as its objective the international propagation of the shakuhachi. We have invited international students to our concerts, among other thing. Taking advantage of our proximity to Kyoto, we have planned the special event, "一本竹(Ippontake)" International Friendship Concert. Jinzan Nishida, Directer of "一本竹(Ippontake)"
Date and time : 10am - 8pm, Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 Place : The Multipurpose Hall of Takatsuki-shi Shogai Gakushu Center Performance fee : \5,000- one piece per person, 10 minutes playing time \10,000- one piece per group, 10 minutes playing time Selection of piece : Japanese performers : honkyoku only (Foreigners may perform anything they like.) Remarks : If there is a large number of participants, the starting time may be changed, and the 10 minutes playing time may be shortened.
Post-concert party : \3,000- (participation not required)
Registration is accepted at Facebook
Please specify your name, nationality, how to contact now, a name of a piece to be performed, playing time, and how to contact while in Japan.
Please apply to Jinzan Nishida (西田壬山), Takuzan Okada (岡田拓山), Ken Kanzaki (神崎 憲) or Komei Yoshimura (吉村蒿盟)
Deadline : May 31st, 2012 (up to 50 people will be accepted)
Access ●Hankyu Railway About 20 minutes to Takatsukishi Station from Kawaramachi or Karasuma Stations About 10 minutes walk from the station, 500m west of the Takatsukishi Station
●JR About 20 minutes to Takatsuki Station from Kyoto Station About 15 minutes walk from the station, 800m south of the Takatsuki Station