Hello shamisen fans
I just want to alert you to the fact that PENDULUM 3 is happening for the 3rd time at Kyoto City University of Arts, August 15-17, 2017.
You can find all details and register at the following website:
In 3 days, you will learn about all the major genres of Japanese music, and will participate in one of four practical groups - a choice of shakuhachi, shamisen (jiuta style), koto or utai (noh singing). The balance between theory and practice is 3 classroom sessions and one practical session each day. The course costs 10,000 yen.
Last year we had 35 participants from England, Switzerland, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, the US, Australia, Brazil, Mexico - and of course from Japan. I hope some of you will join us this year. Look forward to seeing you in steamy Kyoto in August!