CCECS Free Course Registration

The So-shin Kai and the Legacy of Shizuko Akamine

3 - 4pm, Sunday, July 19th at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, Moanahoku Room

Join the So-shin Kai for a presentation of koto music honoring their former leader Mrs. Shizuko Akamine. The program will feature her favorite selections performed by her youngest students as well as former So-shin Kai members. The koto players, led by Darin Miyashiro, will be joined by sanshin players led by Akamine-sensei’s grandson Gary Oshiro. Other performers who supported Akamine-sensei and the So-shin Kai over the years will also be featured in this celebration of her legacy.

montage of photos featuring Shinzuko Akamine and the So-shin Kai

Darin Miyashiro, koto instructor at UH Mānoa, is currently working with the So-shin Kai through the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprenticeship Program.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Kinzo and Fumiko Nishimura Japanese Cultural Fund.

For disability accommodation, please contact Marisa Miyashiro at 974-7664(v), 933-3334 (TTY) by July 13th.

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