WHO/WHAT: Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, the East-West Center Arts Program and Taiko Arts Center present a free performance of Edo Sato Kagura (Festival and Shinto shrine music and dance), featuring Kyosuke Suzuki.
Suzuki is recognized as one of Japan’s leading musicians and dancers and is a noted performer with the renowned Wakayama Shachu Performance Troupe of Tokyo. He graduated from the Japanese National Music University and began studying Edo Sato Kagura with Wakayama Taneo IV of the Wakayama Shachu Troupe while in college. Japan’s Ministry of Culture has recognized the troupe as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts.
The performance is supported in part by the Japan Foundation and Taiko Arts Center.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, 215 N. Kukui St. Will-call ticket table opens at 5 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Limited on-site parking and street parking.
COST: Free, although reservations are required. Tickets can be obtained at edolion.brownpapertickets.com. Limited tickets may be available at the door. For more information, call Taiko Arts Center at (808) 737-7236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org