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I will play short shakuhachi pieces in two events of Japanese restaurant “ZEN” in Belfast. Come to see me! Here is the detailed information:

Sunday 15th September: GENERATION X
Starts 5:30pm
Mainly piano performances.
Already fully booked but if you don’t mind, you can just come and order a drink and listen to music standing up.

Monday 16th Semptember: GEISHA DEN
A Japanese Themed Evening.
Traditional Japanese delicacies served with Sushi, Sake, Yakitori. Tempuram Dessert and Geisha Performances.
An anniversary price of 15.00 poudns per person.

Food at ZEN is amazing. I should have known it earlier.

ZEN
http://www.zenbelfast.co.uk/#contact

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Thank you for coming to the concert and supporting the aid effort!

http://www.plumblossomconcert.com/p/program.html

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PLUM BLOSSOM TSUNAMI ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Date: 11 March

Time: 15:30 –

Venue: Pepper Canister (St. StePhen’s) Church
(2 Mount St Crescent Droichead Na Dothra, Dublin 2, Ireland)

Buy Tickets
Tel: 087 1912571
Ticketmaster

Performers:

Mari Moriya
Takeshi Moriuchi
Daichi Fujiki
Hazuki Demachi

http://www.plumblossomconcert.com/

Here is a link to the video on European Shakuhachi Summer School 2011 in London. I appreciate Thorsten san for making this video. I appear in this movie from time to time.

http://www.thorstenknaub.com/QT/ESS2011_SHOWREEL_480x270.mov

Enjoy!

Date: 24 November
Time: 19:30 – 23:00
Venue: St.Ann’s Church (18 Dawson St, Dublin 2)
http://stann.dublin.anglican.org/

Tickets 15 euros available in advance from http://www.tickets.ie or cash at the door on the night.

East meets West in this exciting evening of music and song.
Join us to help renew the hope in a child’s smile.
Featuring…
Ciaran Tourish (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (Voice, Bodhrán), Tim Edey (Guitar), Sean Keane (fiddle), Paul McGrattan (Flute), Martin Tourish (Piano accordian, composer), Ranjo (Biwa), Ályth McCormack (Voice), Triona Marshall (Harp), Sean McKeon (uileann pipes), Frances Marshall (Voice), Philip Horan (Shakuhachi), Morgan Crowley (Voice), Conor McEvoy (fiddle), Hazuki Demachi (Shakuhachi), John Blake (guitar), Michael Lee (Presenter).
Plus special guests…..

http://aidjapanforchildren.blogspot.com/p/events.html
http://www.facebook.com/aidjapanforchildren

Hazuki plays a Tohoku enka song etc.

I went to the concert by IBOCS (Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists).
http://www.irishbaroqueorchestra.com/en/concerts/whats-on/events/a-french-revelation.html

1. Francois Couperin: La Pucelle
2. Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en Concert: No 3 & 5
3. Jean-Marie Leclair: Deuxième Récréation de Musique
4. Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris

Performers: Monica Huggett (violin), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Sarah Groser (viols), David Adams (harpsichord)

Especially no.1 and no.4 were nice.
I liked every “tambourin”.

I will teach enka shakuhachi and play some shakuhachi pieces at the University of London from the 28th until the 31st of this month.
<- Sorry, yesterday I wrote "27th", but it's wrong!

I am busy preparing for my trip to London!

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http://www.shakuhachisumme​r-soas.com/

Who is the Summer School For?

The Summer School is open to anyone who has an interest in Shakuhachi, including beginners for whom there will also be specialist classes.

The IJA Newsletter – Winter 2010
http://www.ija.ie/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=71&cntnt01detailtemplate=newsletter_summaries&cntnt01returnid=93

I went to a Japanese restaurant “The Ginger Tree.”
http://www.viewbelfast.co.uk/restaurants/ginger-tree-info-40854.html

I didn’t know that there was such a wonderful Japanese restaurant in Belfast!

I decided to go there often.

One of my shakuhachi friends gave me plastic bags for my shakuhachi.
I appreciate his kindness so much.

This is a basic kit of shakuhachi.

These are other shakuhachi goods of mine.

I bought the blue bag at St.George Market.

As shown, I use chair leg covers as shakuhachi caps, because they are cheap and cute.

Hazuki

I am a Japanese shakuhachi player living in Ireland.
http://shakuhachi.limewebs.com/