Music Lecture and Performance
Masayo Ishigure

"箏 Koto " 

Sunday, January 20, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Happy New Year!

We are pleased to 
announce that Masayo Ishigure, a renowned koto player, will give a lecture and play koto, theme is "箏 Koto."

Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto and jiuta shamisen at the age of five in Gifu, Japan. After initial studies with Tadao and Kazue Sawai, Masayo became a special research student in 1986 at the Sawai Koto Academy of Music -The academy incorporates many influences from classical to jazz and aims to change the perception of the koto from solely as a traditional Japanese instrument to an instrument of universal expressiveness.

Ms. Ishigure moved to New York City in 1992 and has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and other venues in the New York City metropolitan area.  She was a guest artist with the San Diego Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Masayo Ishigure has appeared in concerts for music festivals in many countries and featured in multiple television broadcasts.

Please don't miss this special occasion to learn and enjoy Japanese koto music! We are looking forward to seeing you.
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Open Tea Ceremony
Sunday, January 13 at 11 am

We are happy to offer you an opportunity to join authentic Japanese tea ceremony with a bowl of matcha and Japanese sweets.

You will also be able to enjoy beautiful tea bowls created by artists during the tea ceremony. Please kindly note that the seats are limited, so please register early. Thank you.
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How to make matcha class
Matcha is popular in New York! Many people drink matcha at home nowadays. Why not improve your whisking skill?

In this class, our tea master will show the procedure of making matcha in front of you. Then, you will make matcha by yourself under her guidance. Let's enjoy whisking and making delicious matcha not only for you but also for your loved one.

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 pm - 7 pm
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Setsugekka East Village
74 East 7th street, New York, NY 10003 (Between 1st and 2nd Avenue)

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