2014 Activities in Japan

 

Decembar 10
The 5th Gagaku Clinic at Seki Elementary School in Shirako Town

  The 5th gagaku clinic was held at Seki Elementary School. The gagaku performances of Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Ryooh” were shown to all students of the school. The workshop was also held for the 4th, 5th and 6th graders who were given opportunities to try out some of the gagaku instruments and to learn parts of bugaku movements.
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Novembar 30
Gagaku Concert at the 10th Parents Meeting of Meiji University Parents Association

  The 10th Parents meeting of Meiji University Parents Association was held this year at the Liberty Hall of the University. Many parents participated for this meeting and enjoyed events held by students. The Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble also performed kangen “Taishikicho-no-netori”, “Keibairaku Kyu”, and “Batto” and bugaku “Seigaiha.”

 

Novembar 11
The 4th Gagaku Clinic at Yokoshiba Elementary School in Yokoshibahikari Town

  Yokoshiba Elementary School is one of the oldest schools, opening in 1874. The gagaku performances of Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Ryooh” were performed for all students of the school and the workshop was held for the 5th and 6th graders of about 130 students who were given opportunities to play some of the gagaku instruments and to learn part of bugaku movements.
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Novembar 7
The 3rd Gagaku Clinic at Wanagaya Elementary School in Matsudo City

  The 3rd clinic was held at Wanagaya Elementary School which merged with other school in 1975. The gagaku performances of Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Ryoo” were shown to the 6th grader of about 100 students. Later, they joined the workshop to know more about gagaku instruments and bugaku movements.
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Octobar 28
The 2nd Gagaku Clinic at Mizuki Elementary School in Noda City

  The 2nd clinic was held at Mzuki Elementary School for the 5th and 6th graders. Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Ryoo” were performed in front of 200 students. Then later, they enjoyed the workshop to learn more about gagaku instruments and bugaku movements.
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Octobar 16
The 1st Gagaku Clinic at Sugano Elementary School in Ichikwa City

  The 1st clinic of a new school year was held at Sugano Elementary School for the 6th graders. A total of 68 students enjoyed the performances of Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Ryooh” by Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble. After the performance, the students had an opportunity to try out some of gagaku instruments and to learn some bugaku dance movements.
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July 21
The 4th Gagaku and International Cultural Exchange Event – “How Language and Music are Correlated”

  On July 21st this year, the 4th Gagaku and International Cultural Exchange Event was held at Kioi Sho Hall in Tokyo and about 230 people from various circles gathered.
  The first part of the event began with a lecture by Dr. Seiichi Makino, Emeritus Professor at Princeton University. The second part was a gagaku performance by Jyuni-on Kai led by Mr. Shogo Anzai, a former chief court musician at the Music Department of the Imperial Household Agency. Mr. Anzai also gave a wonderful introduction of each gagaku instrument before the performance.
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February 1
The 3rd Gagaku and International Cultural Exchange Event - “Toward the 150th Anniversary of Cultural Exchange

  The 3rd Gagaku and International Cultural Exchange Event was held at Ginza Jyujiya Hall in Tokyo on February 1, 2014. About one hundred people attended the event including special guests.s speech followed by the gagaku performance of Kangen Taishikicho no netori, Rinko kodatsu and Saho Bugaku Seigaiha.
  The second part was followed by lecture by Professor Willy Vande Walle, an authority of Japanese Studies in Europe.
  In 1866, the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation was signed between Japan and Belgium. The year 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of a diplomatic relationship between the Kingdom of Belgium (founded in 1830) and Japan. In the lecture, Professor Vande Wally explained in detail using photos how the Belgian people had played many roles in Japan through the propagation of Christianity, Herbalism and trades since then. A reception was held after the lecture for the guests to taste delicious Belgium cuisines.
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January 27
Gagaku Concert and Workshop at Ohara Elementary School in Isumi City

  A gagaku concert and workshop were held at Ohara Elementary School in Isumi city, where Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble is located. The school has shown a strong interest in traditional Japanese music and have invited musicians to perform Koto, Shamisen and Shakuhachi in the past. The Ensemble played Kangen “Hyojyo-etenraku” and bugaku “Karyobin” for nearly 150 students from the 5th and 6th grades. Later about 70 students from the 6th grade remained for a workshop to learn more about gagaku instruments.
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January 14
"Let's Learn from Professionals: Musical Instrument Clinic" 7th Clinic at Anesaki Higashi Junior High School

  The 7th and the last clinic was held at Anesaki Higashi Jr. High School which is located in the heart of Keihin industrial district. Despite its location, the school is surrounded by nature. A total of 189 students from the 10th and 11th grades enjoyed a gagaku performance and workshop.
  One hundred eighty nine students from the 10th and 11th grade participated in the clinic. Students first enjoyed the performance of Kangen “Hyojo Etenraku” and then joined the members of the Ensemble to sing Roei “Kashin.” They also listened to the gagaku performance of the song ”Going Home” which was adapted from the Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák), From the New World.
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January 10
"Let's Learn from Professionals: Musical Instrument Clinic" 6th Clinic at Yotsukaido City Chiyoda Junior High School

  The 6th clinic was held at Chiyoda Jr. High School. Once a single school, Chiyoda Jr. High School split from Yotsukaido Jr. High School in 1975. Since then, the school has been designated by the Board of Education for various educational researches.
  Ninety nine students from the 7th grade gathered to watch a performance of Kangen "Hyojyo Etenraku" and Bugaku "Karyobin". Afterwards, they learned a part of "Karyobin" dance movements and about gagaku instruments.
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January 7
"Let's Learn from Professionals: Musical Instrument Clinic" 5th Clinic at Kimitsu City Naka Elementary School

  The 5th clinic was held at Kimitsu City Naka elementary School which has a long and traditional history. The school was founded in 1883.
  Two hundred students from the 3rd to 6th grades gathered to watch Kangen and Bugaku dance. After the performance, sixty students from the 6th grade remained to learn about gagaku instruments.
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