Experience traditional Japanese instruments Koto & Shamisen

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Do you want to experience playing Koto casually?
I have been teaching koto for 40 years. You can play it by using special picks and pressing 13 strings. The song Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) is good to start with. Come and try it yourself!

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  • Experience Japanese Traditional music
  • Easy to learn and fun (for anybody over 5 years old)
  • Enjoy the relaxing and beautiful music harmony
  • Kimono & Japanese style hair arrangement (option)
  • Close to Nippori, 20 minutes by train and tram.

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Pick-up at Odai Station, Toden Arakawa-sen Tram
If you come from Nippori (JR), take Toneri Liner to Kumanomae, then change to Toden Arakawa Tram (For Waseda) and get off at Odai Station.
Meet you there :)
Travel time: about 20 minutes

Important Information

The kimono and hair arrangement is done in a professional studio nearby, so this option might not be available every Wednesday.

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Meet your host :
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Beginner)

Hi! I'm Tomoko.
My favorite things are Kabuki, Kimono and Koto.
Dancing hula is my hobby, too. And I love cats.

I have been teaching koto for almost 40 years.
I like to travel around the world. I have been to Hong Kong, Hawaii, USA, Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, France and Switzerland. I like to meet people and get to know each other. I'd like to show you some Koto and hope you can experience a bit for making wonderful memories of your trip.

*I don't speak English well, but my daughter will help me for the koto lesson.
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