BCNShingetsu

Performance of Shingetsu by students from Kakizakai-sensei’s class.

The 2013 Barcelona Summer School was organised by Horacio Curti and his team with the European Shakuhachi Society. I attended classes by Koeru Kakizakai, Gunnar Linder, Kiku Day and John Kaizan Neptune. It was also great to enjoy the city of Bacelona and visit various Gaudi landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.

TozanGroup

Performance by the Tozan group, playing the honkyoku ‘Kangetsu’.

 

Summer 2013 performances

August 5, 2013

Junshi and I had a busy summer! First of all, was a performance in Cabinteely House as part of the Dunlaoire Rathdown Summer Of Heritage lecture series. We performed on 18th July after a lecture by Dr. Jill Unkel about the collection at the The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. We performed various arrangements of Japanese pieces including Tsukikusa no Yume by Fukada Rando and Yamajado no Haru.

Cabinteely

Our next performance was at a haiku reading by Eriko Tsugawa-Madden and Gabriel Rosenstock at the Ranelagh Arts Centre.

Ranelagh

 

We also performed on August 6th at the annual ceremony to mark Hiroshima Day. This is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The ceremony is held in Merrion Square and a wreath is placed before the plaque and cheery tree.

Hiroshima Day