R. Nakashima & M. Aratani

Koto Performance

2013.10.26 -
EVENT HOURS: 13:30 - 14:50 (Opens at 13:00)
ADMISSION FEE: 2,000 yen + one order
INCLUDES: 1 meal


Experience the beauty of Japanese traditional music at ART FOR THOUGHT's "Gincha Café" exhibition, held in conjunction with Ginza's autumn tradition "Ginchakai". As a special event during the exhibition, we are pleased to present a live koto performance by Rin Nakashima, a talented koto player who blends tradition with modernity, and Mitsuru Aratani, an accomplished guitarist with a wide range of musical genres under his belt.

On Saturday, October 26th, 2013, ART FOR THOUGHT hosted an enchanting koto performance as part of their "Gincha Café" exhibition. The performance featured Rin Nakashima, a skilled koto player who has been making waves in the music industry since she debuted in 2004, and Mitsuru Aratani, a talented guitarist known for his diverse musical range.

The event was held in the ART FOR THOUGHT gallery, located in the heart of Tokyo's fashionable Ginza district. The audience was mesmerized by the beautiful sound of the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, and the harmonious blend of the koto and guitar. Nakashima's performance was a masterful display of her skillful technique and artistry, which breathed new life into traditional Japanese music.

Nakashima's biography revealed that she began playing the koto at the tender age of five and later graduated from the NHK Hogaku Technician Training Institute. She has since released three albums, including the best album "Thursday Moon" in 2012, which showcased her unique blend of traditional and modern music.

Rin Nakashima

Aratani, on the other hand, was born in Hokkaido in 1979 and has been active in the music industry since 1999. He has worked with a variety of artists, ranging from Nanase Aikawa to Kagrra. He is also an accomplished guitarist who has won the National Fingerpicking Contest and has competed in the Fingerpicking Championship in the United States.

Mitsuru Aratani

Overall, the event was a delightful showcase of Japanese traditional music with a modern twist. The audience left the gallery feeling inspired and enriched by the beautiful sounds of the koto and guitar.

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