2011 / Big in Japan: Yellow Magic Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl, June 26



LA Phil to host Yellow Magic Orckestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra consists of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Haruomi Hosono. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic)


Iconic Japanese electro-pop pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra (with original members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi) return for their first show in Los Angeles since 1979.

Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori reunite Cibo Matto for this special night, which will also feature rare U.S. appearances by Buffalo Daughter and DJ Towa Tei, plus traditional kabuki-style dance, taiko drumming and experimental contemporary visuals for an unforgettable evening celebrating Japan.

The biggest names in Japanese pop music gather for the once-in-a-lifetime concert spanning genres and generations.

This Los Angeles Philharmonic program will be held on Sunday, June 26, at 7:00 pm at Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068. For tickets, call (323) 850-2000. Tickets: $12 to $134.

Artists in “Big in Japan” concert:

Yellow Magic Orchestra

Cibo Matto

Buffalo Daughter

Towa Tei

Fujima Kansuma Kai

Taiko Center of Los Angeles directed by Rev. Tom Kurai

Eric J. Lawrence, host

Japanese culture presentation will start at 4:30 in the Museum Patio:

Taiko drumming demonstration – Taiko Center of Los Angeles

Kabuki dance costume and make-up display – Fujima Kansuma Kai

Karate demonstration – Monterey Park Karate Club

Kimono display – LA Kimono Club

Origami folding and folk storytelling – Kuniko Yamamoto

Sake tasting (21 and over only) – The Joy of Sake