Cherry blossoms season coming soon! On this experience, take to a Jodo-Shu temple "Tensho-ji" that is not open to the public and make a small tour under the guidance of the chief priest. Inside the main hall, we experience "Juzu-kuri": circling and turning big rosary by everyone which the locals do in summer events in their childhood. That's a Kyoto's unique custom. Let's pray for peace with Zen mind. After that, a special live by shamisen & guitar duo: Yamaoka Yoichi who play Japanese classic, rock and pops... On the tatami and relax, enjoy the real shamisen sound and power full performance in the solemn atmosphere. My wife support as an interpreter from meeting spot. This live and experience is exclusive and rare opportunity. It will be a valuable experience during your stay in Japan. *** YAMAOKA YOICHI *** A duo by two professional musicians: REACH YAMAUCHI- He has learned folk shamisen since childhood, and also active as a Japanese drum player. He holds solo concerts home and abroad. YO TOMIOKA- I started acoustic guitar in my teens and do support various bands and music fest. Performing lives based in Kyoto and Tokyo. Since 2012, I hold regularly an acoustic music event.
I was born and raised in Kyoto pref. My encounter with the guitar was at the age of 17 at my friend's house. When I was 18, I went to Seattle, I was simply impressed that I watched the Jimi Hendrix statue and street performances in the city, then started playing on the street. Now, as a guitarist, I perform lives in various places as bands, duo and solo. I'd like all tourists to enjoy the real Kyoto and Japanese culture which is not on guidebooks, so this experience realized with cooperation of my friend, chief priest, at the temple where I sometimes play for events.
"Tensho-ji" is normally not open to the public, so not be crowded. Chizuko wait at in front of a crab restaurant "Kanidoraku" famous for the huge crub sign, in Teramachi shopping arcade. Then, she takes to Tensho-ji reached on foot in 1 minute. Departing 10 minutes after the meeting time. If late, please come directly to Tensho-ji. It is located at the center of downtown area. You can drop in on your way shopping and walking around the city.
Kyoto Buddhist Culture & Music Live