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Japan’s Living National Treasure Choichi Terukina brings Okinawa to America in “3 Strings” Concert, Mar 19, 7:00PM

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Cultural News 2011 March Issue The opportunity to experience the performance of a Japanese Living National Treasure is rare, even in Japan. Here in California, it is extraordinary. Sanshin master Choichi Terukina was designated in 2000 as a Living National Treasure of Japan, for his mastery of Koten (Ryukuan Classical Music). This month Mr....
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Japan’s Living National Treasure to lead Okinawa concert, Mar 19, 7:00PM

Three strings, pulled taut across a thin ebony neck, and balanced over a narrow bamboo bridge, stretch tightly across a body framed in wood and wrapped in python skin. That is the sanshin, an instrument as simple—and as richly complex—as its description. In the hands of sanshin master Choichi Terukina, the resonance of the...
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