Japanese Salon with Yoko Reikano Kimura
Thursday, April 28, 2022 – 6:30 PM EST
Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway between 19/20th Streets, Manhattan
Tickets: $75 – member benefits apply – limited space
Proof of vaccination required, masks optional. Please bring white socks as visitors are not permitted to wear shoes inside the Globus Washitsu.
Join us for an intimate evening of Japanese culture with a live koto and shamisen performance with traditional singing by Yoko Reikano Kimura. Sushi, sake, and refreshments will also be served in the beautiful and private Globus Washitsu, an authentic Japanese space in Manhattan.
7:00 pm – Live performance followed by a Q&A session
8:00 pm – Reception with sushi, sake, and refreshments
Yoko Reikano Kimura is one of the most captivating artistic voices of Japanese koto and shamisen consistently praised by critics for her musical elegance and versatile repertoire. Based in New York and Japan, she has concertized in major venues around the world and is admired for her authoritative interpretation of the classics and her passionate advocacy of new music. The New York Times described her shamisen playing and singing as “superb.” San Francisco Examiner also praised, “an elegant refined presence perfectly poised, she played with precision, beauty and the utmost confidence.”
This event is generously hosted by the Globus Washitsu. All proceeds to benefit WMI’s programming and mission.
The Globus Washitsu is an authentic Japanese space in central Manhattan, comprised of traditional shoji screens, tatami mats, and fusuma. It is an ideal setting for listening to Japanese music. Created by the Globus family with the assistance of Japanese carpenters, it has a full tea house where traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and lessons are conducted. The Globus Family sponsors many facets of Japanese culture including music, art, film, kimono, craft, dance, etc. They also offer residence for visiting artists in their Ryokan (Japanese style living space). They collaborate with other cultural institutions, such as the World Music Institute to broaden the dialog between people from Japan and USA. For more information, please visit: http://nycwashitsu.com.