Young koto players from Japan at Pasadena, April 30 at 6:30 pm

Young koto players from Japan will perform at Japanese Culture Night sponsored by Rice of Life, at Fuller Psychology Lounge in Pasadena on Friday, April 30 from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Admission free.

Koto Kaneko Nobuhiro

Nobuhiro Kaneko of Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Nobuhiro Kaneko of Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Shinobugaoka High School, 9th grade

He started playing koto at 5th grade and has since won the following awards:

2006 Children national koto competition 2nd

2007 Children national koto competition 1st

2008 Children national koto competition 1st

2009 Koto Pop competition special award

2010 Sensoku Hougaku national competition, junior age group 1st

Koto Tamashige Tomoki

Tomoki Takashige of Onoda city, Yamaguchi prefecture

Tomoki Tamashige of Onoda city, Yamaguchi prefecture

Onoda High School, 9th grade

He started playing koto at 6th grade and has won the following awards:

2006,2009 Children national koto competition, excellent award

2007 Children national koto competition, Ube City Award

2007 National koto competition in Kumamoto, Gold medal

Program on Friday, April 30 at Japanese Culture Night

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Midare by Yatuhashikengyou………………….. Nobuhiro Kaneko

Listen to the wind by Katuhiko Yoshizaki………Tomoki Tamashige

Sakura by Bondai Fujii …………………………..Nobuhiro Kaneko

On Friday, April 30, the program of “Japanese Culture Night” will start at 5:00 pm.

Members of “Rice of Life” meet every Friday at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena in the Psychology building’s Lounge near the corner of Walnut and Oakland. For contact, email riceoflifela@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com and search “Rice of Life”

Japanese Culture Night on April 30

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