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Discover Serenity: Becoming a Beautiful Brain with the Koto

[November 24, Sun] Koto Player, Utakikei Omura

Discover Serenity: Becoming a Beautiful Brain with the Koto
Discover Serenity: Becoming a Beautiful Brain with the Koto

Time & Location

2024年11月24日 15:00 – 17:00 JST

KizunaFiesta, 3F 7-9-5 Roppongi, Tokyo

About the event

Discover Serenity: Becoming a Beautiful Brain with the Koto 

Workshop Overview 

Discover the profound tranquility and cognitive benefits of the koto, Japan's traditional string instrument. Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll learn the history, techniques, and cultural significance of the koto, all while experiencing the unique elegance of playing in a traditional yukata. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a curious beginner, this workshop promises a transformative journey into Japanese culture and mindfulness.


Workshop Details Schedule 

15:00 - Self-Introduction

  • Meet and greet with fellow participants, setting the stage for a warm and engaging session.

15:15 - Origin of the Koto and Its Parts

  • Delve into the rich history of the koto and get acquainted with its various components.

15:25 - Why Koto for a "Beautiful Brain"

  • Understand the cognitive and mental benefits of playing the koto, and how it fosters a beautiful and healthy mind.

15:40 - Demonstration

  • Witness a live demonstration showcasing the elegance and beauty of koto music, performed by our expert instructor.

15:50 - Hands-On Experience (Video Included)

  • Try your hand at playing the koto yourself. With your permission, a part of the video will be shared on our Instagram, and you'll receive a copy to keep as a memorable souvenir.

16:30 - Sharing Time

  • Reflect on your experience, share your thoughts, and connect with fellow participants.

 Meet Your Instructor: Utakikei Omura 

Professor of Ikuta School Koto Music


  • 1978: Began studying under Prof. Chinka Muramatsu (sister of Suzubo Aoki I).
  • January 20, Showa 60: Achieved Shiden level.
  • January 20, 1988: Achieved Chuden level.
  • January 20, 2002: Achieved Okuden level.
  • January 20, 2009: Became a Professor of Ikuta School Koto.

Performance Highlights:

  • Regular performances at prestigious events such as the Koganei Park Moon-viewing Event, Shirakiku-kai, Aoba-kai, and more.
  • May 2009: Guest performer at "Wa no Tsudoi."
  • October 2009: Performed at "Natsukikai" at Koshigaya Noh Theater.
  • March 2008: Featured at "Traditional Performing Arts Presentation" (Soka City Cultural Center).
  • November 2020: Conducted a "Technical Exposition" harp class.
  • September 2022: Launched online classes at "Yokohama Japanese."
  • October 2022: Participated in "Cos x Zombie x Koto" event in Asakusa and "Aoi no Bi Kimono Academy 30th Anniversary Ceremony."
  • April 2023: Performed at "Kanto Concert" at Nakano ZERO Hall.
  • July 2023: Featured in the "Ikuta School Association Regular Concert" at the National Theatre of Japan.
  • September 2023: Taught a culture lesson at Japanese Language School TSC Japan K.K.
  • November 2023: Participated in "Shirakikukai" at Musashino Performing Arts Center.
  • December 2023: Featured in "Tsukiji Matsuri" at the Association for the Tradition of Miko and Miko Culture, Inc.
  • March 2024: Will perform at "Miko Enka" (Shrine Maiden Fair) at Yurakucho Kotsu Kaikan.
  • Regular performances at Ikuta Kai, Otemachi Sankei Hall, Tokyo.

 Stay Connected with Utakikei Omura 

Follow Utakikei Omura on Instagram for updates on her work and performances: @kbonitobonito.

 Online and Real-Life Courses 

Explore more about Utakikei Omura's classes and performances through her YouTube channel: Watch Here.

January 2023: Participated in Brazil Solidario, a Japanese culture class for foreigners living in Japan.

Join us for this enriching workshop and see how the timeless art of the koto can enhance your mind and spirit. Experience the harmony, elegance, and mindfulness that come with mastering this beautiful instrument. Sign up today and take the first step towards a more serene and beautiful brain!


  • Lesson Fee

    Sale ends: 8月23日 17:00 JST

    Yukata rental fee is add-on. If you have your own yukata, please bring it.




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