|Saturday Jun 25, 2016 9:00 AM - Saturday Jun 25, 2016 11:00 AM | $5.00
Shamisen Workshop with Master Artist Tatsu Aoki
Shamisen Workshop by Master Artist Tatsu Aoki
Workshop open to all levels. Learn from a professional Okiya style shamisen artist, and learn how this music was presented in the 60's and the unique development of this art form.
Tatsu Aoki was born in Tokyo, Japan (in 1957), into an artisan family clan called TOYOAKIMOTO, a lineage that was defined by its profession and business as okiya. Okiya houses were training and booking agents for geisha, whose proficiency in the arts of traditional music, dance, and conversation were in high demand in the designated entertainment area in downtown Tokyo. While the economy and changed social environment forced many okiya to close down in the 1960's, Aoki was fortunate to receive, from the age of four, the important training essential to traditional Tokyo geisha culture, and became a part of the family performing crew.
Bring your own Shamisen to get hands on experience. A limited number of Shamisens will be available for rental ($20).
Presented by GenRyu Arts
Union Bank Community Room, West Mall Japan Town Peace Plaza (View)
Japan Town Peace Plaza West Mall, Post and Buchanan
San Francisco, CA 94115
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|