Upcoming Events

“The Art of Shamisen – The Japanese Three-Stringed Lute”
By Honjoh Hidetaro & Ensemble

Saturday, September 29, 2018  –  2:00pm
James Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA   90503

Tickets:  $40, $30, $25 – Available starting July 10th
To purchase:  torrancearts.org/the-art-of-shamisen/

Join us for a unique afternoon featuring renowned artists from Japan as they play the three-stringed Japanese lute, or shamisen, one of the key instruments in Japanese traditional music.

This enlightening program will include performances and demonstrations along with narratives and onstage interviews with the musicians, who will be led by composer, master musician and headmaster of the Honjoh School of Shamisen, Honjoh Hidetaro.

Special performances by Japanese dancers will accompany some of the music. honjoh.co.jp


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
1964 W. 162nd St.
Gardena, CA 90247

BEGINNERS: 2:00 to 3:30 pm $10 (min. age 10) | Beginners Shamisen Workshop is closed. Contact email nihonbuyokai@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.
Learn the basics of playing the shamisen, the traditional Japanese three-stringed lute. Shamisen will be provided; limited seating.

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED: 4:00 to 5:30 pm $25
Advanced lesson with one of Japan’s masters of the shamisen, Honjoh Hidetaro. Shamisen, bachi, and ability to read (shamisen) music
are required.

Advanced registration is required.

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Shamisen Workshop

September 30, 2018

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