2017 / Little Tokyo: “Kocarina” special concert at Union Church of Los Angeles, Nov. 14


Kocarina Special Concert
Door-open at 5:30pm, Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Suggested donation: $20
Supported by Love to Nippon Project

Union Church of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo presents the Kocarina Special Concert to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its church.

Union Church of Los Angeles
401 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Ms. Miyuki Namiki at (213) 629-3876

In 1995, Mr. Kurotaro Kurosaka brough back a wooden instrument from Hungry. He had Japanese woodworker improve the musical instrument into a high-precision musical instrument.

In 1998 when Winter Olympic Games were held in Nagano, Japan, a group of cgildren played the kocarina in its ceremony.

These were made from trees which were cut down due to the construction of Olympic Roads in Nagano Prefecture. Several kocarina have been made from an A-Bomb damaged trees in Hiroshima.

This group will play kocarina made from “Miracle Pine Tree” that survived 2011 tsunami disaster. Kocarina is getting attentions as the symbolic musical instrument associated environmental protection.

Today, an estimated 10,000 people enjoy playing konarina all over Japan for its gentle wooden tones and warm sounds. Mr. Kurotaro Kurosaka is a leading kocarina player in Japan.