The Japan Gagaku Society

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NAME:The Japan Gagaku Society
ADDRESS:3-8-14 Kounandai,Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 2770942, Japan
TEL:(81) 4.7191-1638
FAX:(81) 4.7191-1638
E-MAIL:webmaster@nihongagakukai.gr.jp
DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT:May,1962

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS:
Ever since the group participated in the Art Festival in 1962 to hold its first gagaku performance, it has held regular performances of gagaku: kangen and bugaku (kangen mezns perfomance and is called bugaku when accompanied with dance) every fall as the National Theatre. This year will mark its 44th anniversary.

PERFORMANCE OVERSEAS:
Has held performances between 1972 and 2016 at the following cities:
Hawaii (15 times), the Republic of China (5 times), Hong Kong (3 times), Singapora (3 times), Bangkok (3 times), Los Angels, Seoul, Kunming, Bali, Jakarta, Manila, Barcelona, Madris, Istambul, Milano, Rome, Napoli, Prades, Venice, Bologna, Belguim, Gronningen, Amsterdam, Maastricht Rotterdam, Koln and Paris.

AWARDS: The Art Festival Prize or Encouragement

MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Regular concerts
Gagaku classes (inviting 4 lecturers from the music department of the Imperial Household Agency once a week to give lectures on sho, hichiriki, fue, biwa, soh, dance and songs)
Gagaku classes for students that includes interpretations
Others: Activities for the spread and development of gagaku

OFFICER:
PRESIDENT NAKAZAWA Nobutaka
VICE-PRESIDENT KATAYANAGI Shigeo
VICE-PRESIDENT OTA Mihoko

OUTLINE:
The Japan Gagaku Society was founded in 1962 by OSHIDA Yoshihisa in an aim to spread and develop gagaku. The group has given workshops and concerts of gagaku as well as touring overseas. Currently there are about 100 members. Those who wish to learn gagaku are welcome to make inquiries.
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