Let's learn Japanese instrument Koto at cozy Kyo-machiya house! Koto, Japanese traditional instrument, seems difficult to play and try for beginners. However, at Soushunan, the lesson by the professional instructor enables you to play one song in 80min.
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Learn to play a classic song, "Sakura," on the 13 stringed koto. We prepare everything needed for the class, just join in ready to play! This is the lesson that people of all ages can enjoy. It's also recommended to join with your family.
lesson fee,music score,tools for Koto
Normally koto lessons require sitting in the formal seiza position, however you can have a lesson sitting on a chair.
I absolutely loved the cultural and musical experience learning two songs on the Koto with the most amazing teacher, Harumi Shimazaki. As a violinist and French hornist, I value the beautiful yet different sound of the koto—and the wonderful harmony created when Harumi plays along with you after you master the songs. Truly will be an experience I'll never forget and I'm motivated to continue learning. Later in my trip I met a family of five and I highly recommended they go take a lesson as well. You will learn not only details about how to play the koto, but you'll also gain the ear for listening to music based on a 5-note scale vs. the Western 8-note. Music is read from top to bottom, right to left as well so it's a fascinating hands-on window into Japanese culture. Playing the koto engages your ear, heart, eyes, and mind. Definitely try it!
Dear.Joanne. Thank you for visiting Soushunan.I hope our Koto lesson is memorable experience for you.Please come back to Kyoto and see you again soon! Have a safe trip. Thank you. Soushunan Owner Harumi Shimazaki