An Evening of “Edo Sato Kagura” – Shrine Music & Dance of Old Tokyo
a performance/demonstration featuring:
Kyosuke Suzuki (Edo Sato Kagura musician and dancer)
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble (musical accompanists)
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 6:00 pm
Izumo Taishakyo Mission, 215 N. Kukui Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
This event is free. Reservations required at edolion.brownpapetertickets.com Call: 808-737-7236
Presented by: Izumo Taishakyo Mission, East-West Center Arts Program, and Taiko Center of the Pacific. Supported in part by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office and Taiko Arts Center.
Taiko Center of the Pacific’s 2017 Summer Taiko Intensives will conclude with a special demonstration of Edo Sato Kagura by Kyosuke Suzuki on Sept. 2 in Honolulu. This will be a grand opportunity to experience Edo Sato Kagura in a sacred and intimate space. Space is limited.
Kyosuke Suzuki is one of Japan’s leading Edo Sato Kagura (Festival & Shinto Shrine Music and Dance) musicians and dancers, and a prominent performer of the renown Wakayama Shachu Performance Troupe of Tokyo.
He tours internationally, performs regularly at the prestigious National Theater of Japan, and collaborates regularly with world-renowned taiko groups including Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Amanojaku, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble.
He is a graduate of Kunitachi College of Music and began studying Edo Sato Kagura during college with Wakayama Taneo IV of the Wakayama Shachu Troupe, recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture as an “Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts.”
He also teaches at Kunitachi College of Music, Kaijou Junior and Senior High Schools, Sankei Gakuen Cultural Center, and offers private lessons at his “Kyo-no-Kai” school.