15th APEC Women Leaders Network Meeting(19-21 September 2010 Tokyo)

Trio of Japanese music instruments,the koto, shamisen and shakuhachi


Sep. 19 Welcome Dinner

Explanation of your vent and PR

The trio of koto, shamisen and shakuhachi instruments, which are a representative of Japanese traditional music, will be introduced. This traditional music has been played by both men and women together. The Koto and shamisen are played by women, while the shakuhachi is generally played by men. "Rokudan no sirabe", which is a representative melody of koto music, was composed by Kengyou Yatsuhashi in the 17th century, the same period as the Bach family."Haru no umi" (by Michiyo Miyagi) and "Hiyaku" (by Genchi Hisamoto) were composed in the 20th century under the influence of western music. Especially, "Haru no umi", expressing the impression of the beach in the spring , is famous . We play "Hiyaku" wishing a development of WLN. A famous children's song "Sakura sakura" will be played.
The koto, shamisen and shakuhachi were introduced from China in the 7th century. The koto have 13 strings, and the shamisen have 3 strings. The shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute, is made of the bamboo root portion (53cm) and have 5 holes.

Introduction of the organizer

Naniwa chemical harmony began as a hobby group through the chemical research of 4 members in 20 years ago. We played traditional music not only enjoying each other, but also introducing the music during the reception of chemical meeting.. We will join you at any time, if you need traditional music at an international conference..
Koto: Gahou Souma, Noriyo Kikusuzu (Shamisen)
Shakuhachi: Keizan Hiyama, Kanzan Yamauchi