Undokai, Japanese field day, organized by Forest Hills based play group, Queens Jipang(児パング).
A photo shoot for a collaborative book “血流ゼロトレ”, by Tomomi Ishimura and Akiyoshi Horie.
Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm—followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception SOLD OUT
Japan Society performances
Oki Kano, known professionally as OKI, is a leading musician of Ainu music—the music of Japan’s northernmost indigenous people. Born to a Japanese mother and an Ainu father, OKI has recovered and recreated traditional music on the tonkori, a stringed instrument of the Ainu people of Karafuto (a region also known as Sakhalin). The rich, reverberating twang of the tonkoristrings, which are traditionally made from deer tendons, allowed Ainu shamans to communicate with spirits that control the wind, rain and other natural phenomena called kamuy. In this program, OKI performs solo pieces as well as contemporary works with his band members from their new album, Tonkori in the Moonlight, released in January 2022. OKI is also featured in the film Ainu Mosir (2020).
A performance by Sachiyo Takahashi (Nekaa Lab)
Inspired by the writings of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince
Japan Society Performing Arts
PROGRAM A, with Emile Blondel on piano:
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 pm—followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Sunday, November 7 at 2:30 pm
PROGRAM B, with Kato Hideki on bass guitar:
Friday, November 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm