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A Day of Japanese Traditional Music

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Enjoy a day of traditional Japanese music as the Garden is filled with the beautiful sounds of music created by instruments like the koto, Japanese flute, and shamisen and the gracious movements of Japanese dancers.

Koto: Saeko Zirkelbach Kujiraoka and Hana Hibiki Duo (Kozue Matsumoto, koto, and Rachel Rudich, shakuhachi)

Hana Hibiki Duo – Kozue Matsumoto, koto, and Rachel Rudich, shakuhachi, meld their love of traditional Japanese music with their expertise in contemporary and experimental forms. Their fusion of traditional, modern, and improvisational music creates an incredibly vibrant and exciting showcase for Japanese culture through music.

CalArts Japanese Ensemble:
The CalArts Japanese ensemble was founded in 2015 at CalArts by a group of enthusiastic students who love Japanese music and led by Kozue Matsumoto. Since then, the ensemble has been expanding beyond CalArts to include members from the wider LA community and performs frequently throughout the Los Angeles area. In 2019, the ensemble became an official class of CalArts.

Tsugaru Shamisen: Mike Penny

Japanese Dance: Yoriko Takami

Good for all ages!

Experience is FREE with General admission

Garden Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
(Last Gate Admission at 3:15 PM)
General Admission: $5.00
Children (12 and under): $3.00
Seniors (62 and up): $3.00


February 23
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Japanese Garden (Suiho-En)
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406 United States

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