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​Thank you for your cooperation in our activities such as music and dance. I will introduce it below.




Tokiwazu Hatsusedayu(Joruri)

Important intangible cultural property holder (collective recognition)

He is a director of the Tokiwazu Association and is a major figure in the Tokiwazu world, but he focuses on training young people and loves Tokiwazu above all.    Website


Tokiwazu Saizo(Shamisen)

Important intangible cultural property holder (collective recognition)

After learning Nagauta from an early age and studying Hayashi, he became the current Tokiwazu shamisen player. He is working hard every day to popularize shamisen music, such as performing numerous overseas performances with Master Tokiwazu Mojizou, and conducting independent lectures at Colorado State University and the Korean Foreign Language Institute.   Facebook


Kishizawa Shikiharu(Shamisen)

In 1995, he was introduced to the 11th generation Kishizawa Shikisa. In the same year, he appeared on NHK-FM "Traditional Japanese Music" as Kishizawa Shikiharu in the recording of "Ninja Koikyokusha". Since then, he has appeared in many Kabuki and dance performances.               


Tokiwazu Hatsuodayu(Joruri)

He studied Tokiwazu under Hatsuse Taifu, and is currently performing in Japanese dance and Kabuki. He also experienced kouta, folk songs, nagauta, and Japanese dance. I would like you to feel the wonderfulness of Japanese music.

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​Iseki Kazuhiro

Studied under Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Nakai, and Takako Kiku Masaraku. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Department of Japanese Music. He has participated in many overseas performances in the United States, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, India, etc., and has performed with orchestras. He has appeared on NHK FM "Moment of Japanese Music" and "Hundred Japanese Music". From 2008 to 2010, he will be a part-time lecturer at Miyagi University of Education. In addition to his activities as a performer, such as playing and teaching younger generations, he also composed music. In 2004, he released his first original CD "illusion", and in 2019, he released the CD "Akira kou-Kazuhiro Iseki Works" release. He is a professor at Sawai Sakuin. A member of the Tadao Sawai Ensemble.



Okamura Shintaro

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and completed the same graduate school. When he was in school, he performed for for the Emperor and the Empress at the Tokagakudo (Music Hall). Sogakudo debut concert "Shintaro Okamura Recital" recommended by Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied shamisen and koto songs under Matsuame Kikufuji, and taught both volumes. Trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Domestic Training System for Emerging Artists. Joint Researcher, Center for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts (2006-07). Passed the NHK Japanese music audition. 1st place in the 34th Miyagi Koto Association Koto Competition. The 6th Kenshun Memorial Koto Competition Encouragement Award. Passed the audition for Japanese music technicians of the Japan Traditional Culture Promotion Foundation, and released a CD. Received the Grand Prize and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the 22nd Kumamoto National Japanese Music Competition. He is pursuing the sound of koto and sangen, centering on Jiuta.   Website



He studied under Kikuhara Koji, successor of the late Kikuhara Hatsuko, a living national treasure. He became a master of Nogawa-style shamisen honte kumiuta and Old style Ikuta Ryu koto kumiuta. He studied kokyu (Osaka-style) under Akira Kikuzuki, and studied Heike under Tsutomu Imai as a domestic trainee for budding artists with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2002. He has received the Grand Prize of the Hase Kengyou Memorial 6th National Traditional Japanese Music Competition, the Encouragement Prize of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Osaka Performing Arts Newcomer Award, the Osaka City Sakuya Konohana Award, the Osaka Cultural Festival Encouragement Prize, and the Japan Traditional Culture Promotion Foundation Award, among others. Member of Todo Ongaku Kai, Koto Yuukai, and Heike Monogatari Kenkyukai. He is the leader of "Kikuou Yuji Jiuta no Kai," an instructor at the NHK Bunka Center Nishinomiya Gardens Class, and a trainee of Bunraku.​ Website



Zenyoji Keisuke

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Japanese Music, and completed the master's program at the same graduate school. From the age of six, he has been taught by the Komuso Shakuhachi. While attending the university, he studied under Goro Yamaguchi (living national treasure). Since the first recital was held in 1999, it has been held 13 times until now, and won the Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival Grand Prize at the 2017 recital. In February 2000, he wrote the shakuhachi instructional book "The First Shakuhachi" (published by Ongaku no Tomosha). Received the Japan Traditional Culture Promotion Foundation Award in May 2002. In October of the same year, he was invited to perform at the World Bank International Conference on Religions for Peace (at Canterbury Cathedral, England). In 2017, received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award. In addition to playing mainly classical music, he also teaches shakuhachi to popularize the shakuhachi in various parts of the Kanto region. 

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Kiyono Jumei

Started playing the Kinko-ryu shakuhachi at the age of eight. 1st place in the Shakuhachi section of the Hokkaido Sankyoku Contest. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied under Living National Treasure Goro Yamaguchi and Koumei Takemura. Held the 1st Seino Jumei Shakuhachi Concert with a special performance by Mr. Seshoin, a living national treasure. Appeared on NHK radio and television. Appeared on the stage of Ikuzo Yoshi and Kaori Kozai. Participated in traveling performances under the Agency for Cultural Affairs Artist Dispatch Project, and held workshops and performances at elementary and junior high schools for special needs throughout Japan. Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi Bamboo Meisha master and member of Komeikai. He is a member of Kinko-ryu Association, Japan Sankyoku Association, Wakabakai, and Chiba Prefecture Sankyoku Association. Belongs to the Japanese music group Tamatebako, Art Media Office Co., Ltd. Director of the Narita City Cultural Group Liaison Council and member of the Narita City Lifelong Learning Promotion Council. NHK Culture Center Chiba Classroom, Sankei Gakuen Yukarigaoka School Shakuhachi Instructor, Shakuhachi Chikujukai


Sato Shozan

From an early age, he studied shakuhachi under his father, Tozanryu Takerinken Sato, and learned how to play koto under his mother, Kayoko Sato. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014. The Tozanryu Shakuhachi Rakukai Associate Master No. 1. Completed the Master's Program in Japanese Music at the same university in 2017. 2018 Tozanryu Shakuhachi Rakukai Shihan Chief No. 2018.2019 The 44.45th Tozanryu Honkyoku Concours National Tournament Winner. While attending school, he studied under Tozanryu Kawamura Yasuyama, II Yamamoto Kuniyama, Fujiwara Michiyama, Nomura Mineyama, Kotoko Ryu Tokumarujumei, and others.







​Kato Toshihiko

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Department of Japanese Music. He has gained experience in playing and performing kagura since he was a child, and in college he was active mainly in Noh. Established "Sato Kagura Kato Shachu" centered on the same age group while attending Tokyo University of the Arts in order to enliven Kagura, the starting point. As a representative of the "Non-Profit Organization Sato Kagura / Kamidai Kagura Study Group", while working to inherit and popularize "Kagura", which is the foundation of traditional Japanese performing arts, while making use of the stage experience in "Noh", Japanese dance and Jiuta There are also many activities on the stage such as dance. In order to pursue the possibilities of "Nohkan" and "Shinobue", we will also focus on composition and performance that incorporates the rhythm of music, aiming to "integrate traditional Japanese performing arts into our lives as if we were learning the piano." It conveys easy-to-understand Japanese music. Website


Umeya Kisaburo

Graduated from the Department of Japanese Music, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied Nagauta Hayashi under the late Fukusaburo Umeya and Nogaku / Koryu Kotsuzumi under Masahiro Sowa. Domestic performances such as Nakamura Kankuro / Nananosuke Kinshu Special Performance, National Theater-sponsored dance performance, USA, Europe (Russia, Slovenia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania), Asia (Bali, Kazakhstan, South Korea, China) Participated in many overseas performances such as performances. Appeared in the Taiga drama "Go", "Yae no Sakura", "Gunshi Kanbei", "Sanada Maru", and the NHK historical drama "Otoko Mae!" Also, a musical accompaniment of "Flower Pride". Active mainly in dance performances and concerts in Japan and overseas. pf: Minako Kikuchi, Sho: Formed "Tomoe no Hana ~ Hanoka ~" with Asumi Toyomi. Currently working at Tokyo University of the Arts as a part-time lecturer. Website


Tosha Rokon

Born in 1998. From an early age, he received guidance from his grandfather Tosha Roei and his father Tosha Roei. 2007 First stage (drums) at Nagauta Hayashi "Kazahana no Kai". Appeared as a musician in various performances such as the 2017 National Theater-sponsored performance and the Kanze Noh Theater "Hanakyo" performance. In 2018, the stage name of Tosha Rokin is allowed. Ichikawa City Cultural Reconstruction Foundation 31st New Performer Competition [Japanese Musical Instrument Category] Received the highest award. 2nd year of Reiwa Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently, he is studying Hayashi under the sixth generation Iemoto Tosha Rofune, Otsuzumi under Fujisha Rohide, and Shamisen under Kineya Gosuke. Seikyokai, Seibokai Doujin   Website


​Tosha Eishin

Born May 1, 1993 in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. Studied Japanese music music under Tosha Roei. Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Policy Management. Completed the Japanese music musical accompaniment major at Tokyo University of the Arts. In addition to his performance activities in his hometown of Gunma Prefecture, he has been studying by appearing in performances, concerts, and dances hosted by the National Theater of Japan. In addition, he has a wide range of activities, such as appearing in collaboration performances with shadow puppets and rakugo as Tosha Roei. Lecturer at NHK Culture Center Maebashi classroom. Shinhokai, Seibokai Doujinshi. A member of the young musical accompaniment group "Chirikara Samurai".

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Toyozawa Choichiro(Shamisen)

Born in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture. The 14th term of the National Theater Takemoto training ends. Debuted in 1997 with "Sonezaki Shinchu". 

1999 Kabukiza Award at "Oshu Adachihara". 2002 National Theater Encouragement Award at "Shunkan". 2014  National Theater Special Award at "Igagoe Dochu Soroku". First year of Reiwa National Theater Special Award. Many new Kabuki Naruto and other Gidayu shamisen compositions

Under the guidance of his father, a former sword dancer, he started sword dancing from an early age and won the national competition excellence award twice. Gidayu shamisen song composed by himself and the original work "Wa" of sword dance are used as art! Now available at.   Facebook



Hanayagi Takehiroka(Japanese Buyo)

She started learning Japanese dance from her father (Hirohiro Hanayagi) at the age of three. Since 2007, she has started human resource development, regional contribution, and international cultural exchange activities under the theme of "more familiar traditional culture". Participation in the 2016 Belgium-Japan Cultural Friendship 150th Anniversary Arts Festival. Participated in the 2017 Danish Japanese Cultural Friendship 150th Anniversary Arts Festival. 2019 Northampton Community, USA International Cultural Exchange Fund project implemented at Colledge. 2020-Children's Dream Fund Lesson and Stage Experience Project. Website


​Yoshimura Tamao(Jiutamai)

Yoshimura style master Natori. Introduced to the Yoshimura style in 2006. Studied under Teruo Yoshimura. Since 2015, he has studied under Kishō Yoshimura, a former Soke of the 6th generation of the Yoshimura style. Studied Jiuta under Yuji Kikuo. He is the representative of the "Familiarity with Traditional Performing Arts" and holds "Wa-Enjoy Appreciation and Experience" every year. Instructed Kamigata-mai in junior high school club activities. We strive to disseminate information to the world, such as translation, and are engaged in activities to spread traditional performing arts. In November 19th, he participated in a cultural exchange project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the religion of Nikko, and performed a dance at the Elizabeth Church in Vienna and the Red Cross Ball. Website


Yokohama Fukumaru(Jiutamai)

After graduating from the acting department of Tokyo Announce Gakuin, he studied shamisen under Yoshiwara's last geisha, Minako-san (deceased), and became a geisha. Studied Japanese dance and Jiuta dance under Mitsunobu Wakaba, Yumine Furusawa, and Misuzu Yoshimura. Currently, aiming to revive the local Yokohama geisha, he studied the shamisen under Yukino Yamamoto, restored the Yokohama Rika's "Hama Boast" and "Tsunashiman Ondo", and promoted "Nogeyama Bushi". In addition, the easy-to-understand tatami room art that incorporates the Yokohama local performing arts lion dance, Sanbaso, and plays has been highly evaluated, and is attracting attention in overseas performances and the media.

Yokohama Geisha Association Tomikumaru   Website


Yokohama Ichika(Jiutamai)

I met Mr. Tomihisa Maru in 2018. Became a Yokohama geisha, sympathizing with the desire for the further prosperity of Yokohama as well as the Hanayanagi world. We value the unique time and expression of Japanese classical performing arts, and want to convey the joy to as many people as possible. In addition, as a dancer • Kanzaki Senbide, he is energetically active, such as holding his second recital. Received the 2016 World Dance Festival New Face Award.   Website

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Nina Haiverinen(Contemporary Dance)

Born in Helsinki Finland. As a prima ballerina in The Finnish National Ballet she has performed various significant main roles of classical ballets like the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake which she danced in the inauguration of the new Opera House in Helsinki. In late 90’s she moved from classical ballet towards contemporary dance and worked e.g. with choreographer Carolyn Carlson in Paris performing with her company around Europe. Nina has studied different dance cultures like Mohini Attam in Kerala India, in West Africa she learned the roots and tradition of African dance. In Japan she studied tradition of the Noh-theatre with the Japanese Noh-master Hideo Kanze.   Facebook



Tsumita Hirokazu

Belongs to Meijiza Art Create from 2009 to 2019 while attending university. Currently, he is active as a freelance instructor, mainly on the stage. He is also in charge of choreography for sword fighting at the performance hosted by the entertainment production "K's Link Co., Ltd."   Website



Takata Yukiko

Born in Shizuoka prefecture. Enrolled in the Shochiku Opera Company for 5 years. Experienced in the Soviet Union while enrolled. Since December 2015, he has studied Sanxian under Mayumi Ono of Jiuta Kagaku Mionokai.

Japanese dance Nishizaki style Natori. Graduated from Meijiza Academy. After graduating from the Bungakuza Platinum class, he is currently enrolled in the theater group Platinum Next. Major appearances "Is it going to be behind me?" "Recommendation of reading drama Junbungaku" "Whale! Get in my hand" "Ishin" In 2020, "Whale! Get in my hand" will be performed in Taiwan doing.



Abe Hochiku

Born in Fukui prefecture. When she was in elementary school, she was selected for recommendation at the Japan-China Friendship Calligraphy Contest and her calligraphy work was exhibited for the first time in China. When she was a high school student, she was selected for the first time at her Yomiuri Calligraphy Exhibition. She has acquired the instructor qualifications of four organizations. Winning artist at Nitten, Selected artist of the Kumamoto Calligraphy Federation, Secretary of the Yomiuri Shohokai(Calligraphy Association), Councelor of the Japan Calligraphy Museum, Judging member of the Japan Educational Calligraphy Federation, and Managing director of the Genshinkai.   Blog


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Shinohara Masato

Born in Aichi Prefecture. Graduated from Gakushuin University, Faculty of Law. Worked at Fuji Television Network. In 2000, he entered the Mugeiryu Iaido Fukiagekai and obtained a dan ranking. In 1964, he became a student of Wasshu Toyama-ryu Bonseki (Morimura Akaneishi V), and in 1964, he received the name of Shihan-dai Genokuan Ugajin Masamichi. Bonseki is the art of creating landscapes with stones and sand on a tray. In 2008, he became a member of the Jiuta koto koto group. (He is a member of the board of trustees of the Aichi Scholarship Foundation.


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