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Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music

Kyoto City University of Arts

Open Lesson “Effective methods for instruction on the koto and shamisen: experience them yourself”

The Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music is pleased to announce an afternoon of open lessons for beginners on the Japanese instruments koto and shamisen. This is designed primarily for teachers at junior high schools in Kyoto who will be required to teach Japanese music with the change in curriculum from fiscal 2002, but a small number of places have been reserved for applicants from the general public.

Time:

1 to 5 p.m., December 24, 2002

Venue:

Japanese-style hall and auditorium of Kyoto Art Center, close to Shijoo-Karasuma intersection. A five-minute walk north of Shijoo on Muromachi-doori.

Tel:

075-213-1000

Contents:

Lessons on both the koto (13-stringed flat zither) and shamisen (3-stringed long-necked lute), with forty participants divided into two groups. The majority of places have been reserved for teachers at city schools in Kyoto.

Instructors:

ASAI Kuniko (Inventor of the NEO-KOTO)
IGUCHI Haruna (Librarian, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music)
OZEKI Yoshie (Research Fellow, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music in fiscal 2000-2001)
KUBOTA Satoko (Professor, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music)

Places:

Five places only open to the general public.

Participation:

Free. To reserve a seat, please send a reply-paid postcard with your name, address, and phone number to the following address, to arrive by December 10 at the latest:

Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music
Kyoto City University of Arts
13-6 Ooe Kutsukake-choo, Nishikyoo-ku, Kyooto-shi 610-1197

Sponsored by Kyoto City University of Arts

Cosponsored by Kyoto Art Center and Kyoto City Board of Education

Supported by the Japan Victor Foundation for Promotion of Traditional Musics
Special cooperation from the Nippon Foundation

Inquiries:

Inquiries should be addressed to the office of the Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music (075-334-2240), or the e-mail address below.

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