July - an exciting month 

July was a great month. It included performing at a big event with Bruce in Osaka as well as sharing the stage in Niigata with Ikuseikai friend Hiroko Fujisaki and her duo partner Toru Kujiraoka. Great audiences at both venues. I especially enjoyed the Tako-yaki in Osaka and meeting so many young Hogaku players in Niigata The highlight of the month however, was taking 19 elementary and junior high school koto students from Yokohama International School (where I teach twice a week) to the All Japan Koto…

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New Recording 

It looks as if the material Bruce and I recorded this past summer with Susan Osborn will be available on CD in the spring. As our tour with Susan at Cherry Blossom time this year was such a great success, we are planning another for spring 2009! Hope to see you along the way.

Online Interview 

Please take a look at the interview done by Modern Nippon Project. http://modernnipponproject.com/en/interview This site is multilingual. If you go to the Top Page, you can choose from 5 or 6 different languages.

インタビュー記事 

先日、Modern Nippon Project という素敵な「和」のサイトのためにインタビューがありましたが、その記事と写真を是非ご覧ください。 http://modernnipponproject.com/ja/specialinterview

Susan Osborn in Japan 

There has been some great news from our new friend, Susan Osborn www.susanosborn.com Bruce and I had a wonderful time playing at her gallery space on Orcas Island (in Puget Sound, between Seattle and Vancouver) January 12. Susan joined us for a tune or two - the vibe was great and one thing led to the next. Now Susan will be coming to Japan for the cherry blossom season, and plans to join us for some of our Sakura Zensen concerts! It will be a super celebration of the Sakura - we hope you can be a part…

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Sakura Tour 2008! 3月30日〜 

皆様のお陰で去年、尺八のブルース・ヒューバナーとのデュオー活動が活発的になって、春の「桜前線ツアー」、秋の「紅葉狩りツアー」他のライブヤコンサートを含めて50回以上のデュオー演奏が出来ました。 今年早々、アメリカのシアトルやカナダのバンクバーで海外のデビューコンサートも成功となりあした。 今企画中ですが、3月末から4月、GW頃までに「桜前線ツアー2008」で各地を回ることになりました。スケジュールはこちらのホームページ、またはwww.zabutonemusic.com で決まり次第アップしますので、是非チェックしてください! Bruce and I had two great tours last year - The Sakura Zensen Tour in the spring, and then the autumn Momiji Gari (Maple Leaf) Tour. Between the tours and our other gigs, we played on a total of more than 50 stages last year. Now we are…

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