SEIHA HŌGAKU-KAI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
INAUGURAL SESSION 2016
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM
KOTO - SHAMISEN ( with voice ) - SHAKUHACHI
ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN ENGLISH
AUGUST 8-14, 2016
TOKYO, JAPAN www.seiha-hogaku.jp
Study Japanese traditional instruments at one of Japan’s most prestigious koto schools.
Rehearse and perform with other musicians in sankyoku ensemble settings.
Attend evening lectures by top scholars on various topics in Japanese music.
Presently in Japan, Japanese traditional music (hōgaku) is taught in various schools, conservatories and universities. Of these institutions, Seiha (Ikuta-ryū), established in 1913 at Zenkō-ji Temple in Nagano, is Japan's largest private school dedicated to the study of koto and shamisen. In spite of the increasing popularity of Japanese music throughout the world, however, there are unfortunately no professional level hōgaku training programs offered in English in Japan. Aware of the need for such program, Seiha Hōgaku-Kai established in 2016 an intensive English language summer school program for the study of voice, koto, shamisen and shakuhachi, focusing on the sankyoku ensemble. The program will also offer evening academic lectures on Japanese music. Seiha’s artistic excellence and high reputation in the Japanese hōgaku world ensures that this program will provide its participants with the best training possible.