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Koto Lesson in Nijo,Kyoto


Kyoto
1:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Fluent ), English ( Beginner )

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.

Highlights

  • koto
  • music
  • traditional woodenhouse

What to Expect

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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Soushunan
Ending Point Soushunan

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

lesson fee,music score,tools for Koto

What‘s not included

Important

レッスンは予約制です。Reservation Only.

Normally koto lessons require sitting in the formal seiza position, however you can have a lesson sitting on a chair.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 2 days prior to meeting date
  • 80% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - on the meeting date

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Reviews ( 1 )
Joanne Joanne United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Most memorable Kyoto experience! ? ”

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 engag... read more

Harumi:

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

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