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Cultural Performance: Takohachi X (Update: CANCELED)

This event has been canceled. We look forward to hosting TakohachiX at the Garden another time!

Come hear the musical duo Takohachi X perform traditional and original compositions on traditional Japanese instruments. They will perform in the Jordan Schnitzer Learning Center at 1:15 pm. Multi-instrumentalists Yumi Torimaru and Kohei Kimura will combine tsugaru shamisen, shinobue (bamboo flute), taiko drums, with katari (storytelling), and dances.

Takohachi X, TakoX for short, is a duo project of Takohachi ( who bring Japanese culture to the community. TakoX, meaning Tako Ten, comes from the Roman numeral X. The duo entered the Internet Shinobue Contest in Japan. Takohachi became the first overseas champion of the competition, culminating in a performance in Tokyo.


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”