University of California Los Angeles
Shinto and Gagaku Lecture and Music Performance
November 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
UCLA Department of Asian Language & Cultures invites the public to an introduction to Shinto and a performance of Gagaku music by a wind instrument ensemble from the Meiji Jingu Shrine on November 18, from 3:00 pm – 4:30pm at Royce Hall 314.
Moriyasu Ito, a Shinto officiant (negi) and the chief of the intercultural section of the Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute in Tokyo, first will present an overview of Shinto in Japanese culture.
Gagaku, a traditional style of music dating from the 7th century, illustrates the links between Shinto and Japan’s cultural traditions.
At the conclusion of his presentation Ito (on the reed pipes, sho) will be joined by Atsuyoshi Tori (on the transverse flute, ryuteki) and Hiroyuki Otaki (on the double reed flute, hichiriki).
They will not only introduce the principles and techniques of this music, but also perform a variety of melodies.
Presented by UCLA Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies