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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

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Kazue Yanagida

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Godfrey King

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Lunchtime Concert with Yomo No Kai

Fri Oct 15th 2010, 12:20–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
New Room, Bristol, John Wesley's Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE

Programme

Yomo No Kai will perform a selection of tunes featured in their concert at St Dunstan-in-the-West on October 13th.

Artist info

Michiko Hisamatsu and Yomo No Kai

Michiko Hisamatsu was born at Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. She began her Koto career at the age of 6, and formed her own Koto group Yomo No Kai in 1965. Today, the group has about 30 members. “Yomo No Kai” means “group from all directions” in Japanese, and it represents Michiko’s principle to enjoy Koto music in the company of others.

Michiko and Yomo No Kai give an annual concert once a year in springtime and also play at the local cultural festival every autumn. Apart from those two main concerts, they visit retirement and homes for the handicapped to play Koto throughout the year.

Michiko has travelled abroad for concert tours with her pupils and friends many times — England in 2002, Finland in 2003, Germany in 2004, Russia in 2005, Portugal in 2006, and Romania in 2007.

In 2008, she played at an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dutch–Japanese Association at Leiden in the Netherlands, which was well received.

Venue: New Room, Bristol

New Room, Bristol Cathedral (photo: Jongleur100)

The New Room in Bristol is the world’s oldest Methodist Chapel. It was built in 1739 and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists both as a meeting place and as a centre for their charity work. It is situated in the centre of Bristol’s Broadmead district, and can be accessed from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Further information is available at the New Room, Bristol website.

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