Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods

November 11, 2016
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Talk & Tasting
Distilled, Not Brewed: Discovering Shochu
Wed., Nov. 9, 6:30 PM

Meditative Chanting Workshop with Ko Ishikawa
Thurs., Nov. 10, 7—8:30 PM

Fri., Nov., 11, 8:30 PM

"A mystical world of music…"
—Nishi Nippon News on Mamoru Fijieda’s Voices of the Spirits

Step into a space where otherworldly sounds abound. Led by Ko Ishikawa, master player of the sho (ancient Japanese mouth organ) and internationally active contemporary musician, this program offers selections spanning from medieval gagaku (Imperial Court music) to works by acclaimed music composer Mamoru Fujieda. Ishikawa will be joined by Kayoko Nakagawa on koto and Ami Yamasaki on voice for this musical soiree, which also incorporates the sounds of fermenting shochu (Japan’s distilled alcohol), a highly sacred beverage in Japanese mythology.

$25 /$20 Japan Society members. Murase Room tickets are SOLD OUT.
$20 /$15 Japan Society members. Lobby Seats are SOLD OUT.

A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour before the event.

Cash bar. Come early and explore Japan Society’s fall exhibition Simon Starling: At Twilight, which is open and free from 6—8 PM, this evening.

Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods sneak preview

Box Office Policy

Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods is supported by Doug and Teresa Peterson and The Japan Foundation.


  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • 8:30 pm