ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Art for Thought in Ginza, Tokyo is thrilled to announce the upcoming Rokyoku Cafe & Night, a fascinating dissection salon of the traditional Japanese art of Rokyoku, with a focus on the life and works of Torazo Hirosawa II. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the rokyoku master's passing, we invite you to join us for an easy-to-understand explanation of this unique art form.
During the event, Torazo-bushi Preservation Society Honorary Chairman, Toraharu Hirosawa, and musician Akira Itami will guide us through the intricacies of Rokyoku, ensuring an enjoyable and enlightening experience for both newcomers and enthusiasts alike.
The Rokyoku Cafe & Night will take place on November 1, 2013, with sessions scheduled for 15:00-16:30 in the afternoon and 18:30-20:00 in the evening. The participation fee is 2,000 yen, which includes one drink, and the event will be held at Art for Thought's gallery in Ginza.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to learn about one of Japan's most captivating cultural arts in the company of like-minded individuals. To apply, please contact us by phone at 03-6228-5922 or email us at email@example.com.
As the Honorary Chairman of the Torazo-bushi Preservation Society, Toraharu Hirosawa is dedicated to preserving the legacy of his father, the legendary rokyoku master Torazo Hirosawa II. He has been actively involved in rokyoku performances and education, working to introduce the art form to a new generation of enthusiasts.
As a shamisen musician, Akira Itami is a skilled performer who has collaborated with a variety of artists and contributed to numerous recordings. He is known for his ability to blend traditional Japanese music with contemporary sounds, resulting in a unique and captivating musical experience.