The 23rd Tokyo Shamisen & Tokyo Koto:
Exhibition for demonstration of production
Date 29th August 2017 (Tue)
Venue Tokyo National Research Institute for Cutural Propaties
(7 minutes from JR Uguisudani Station South exit or 13 minutes from JR Ueno Station Koen-guchi exit by walk)
13-43 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku 119-8713 Tokyo
Phone:+81(0)3-3823-2433 (Person in charge: Maehara in Intangible Cultural Heritage Dept.)
Prior registration is necessary, Admission free (Please see below for registration)
Opening Opening for entrance at 12:30
Demonstration start at 13:00
Co-sponsored by independent Administrative Agency, National Cultural Property Organization of Tokyo National Research Institute for Cutural Propaties
Tokyo Japanese Musical Instruments Association
Sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, Tokyo Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association, Tokyo Traditional Craftman Association and Japan Traditional Culture Foundation
Outline In addition to the possibility to see the production process of Tokyo Shamisen & Tokyo Koto in closed distance, you can play the instruments with instructions if you want.
Also, you can enjoy the live music played by students and professional players.
And at the very end of this event, a surprising lottery will be taken place to present shamisens and kotos to the visitors.
Application method Only the prior-registrators can enter the exhibision. Please note that you can not enter the exhibition without prior registration.
You need to send by fax (03-3823-4854) or email ( the registration in advance with the necessary information such as your name, address and department name if you work at companies, by 23th July 2019.

Workshops for craft experience with actual Shamisen & Koto materials.