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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

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Jackie Wright

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Sayonara Japan 2001

Tue Mar 19th 2002, 7:30 pm ◀ This event has finished
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

The society presented its first London concert with an extravaganza of entertainment to celebrate Japan 2001 with a host of ‘traditional and modern’ performers coming together for an exciting night of surprises and promise of things to come.

From Japan, The Kotohira High School Folk & Dance Group — traditional handed-down music and dance inspired by one of the oldest shrines in Japan.

Japanese Musicians from The Royal Academy of Music — Akane Sato (violin), Kotono Sato (violin), Yukki Nanjo (violin), Ayako Yamazaki (viola), Ken Ichinose (cello) and the UK’s Elena Hall (Double Bass) formed a string ensemble to accompany The Godfrey King Trio and Joji Hirota.

The Anglo-Japanese Collective with Chieko Mori (koto) & Michael Coxall (shakuhachi).

Pascal's Triangle — Steve & Aska Holtz and their band of Japanese musicians Mimi (drums), Domo (guitar) and Aisuke Matsutoya (violin).

Joji Hirota in a fantastic new collaboration with Naomi Maki (piano) who also sang and accompanied her own atmospheric vocals.

The Godfrey King Trio with Andy Tween (drums) and Kinue Kato (vocals) and the string ensemble.