Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

November 28, 2011, 3pm,

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan, Imadegawa, Kyoto-shi, Shobi-kan, third floor. "Koto in America" lecture/demonstration, with Brian Mitsuhiro-Wong, Felicia Kazuou Bock, Kathryn Hobart, Brendan Landis, open to the public.

November 27, 2011 - 1:00 - 7:00p

 Chikushikai Zenkoku Taikai, Osaka, Japan. Chikushikai Koto and Shamisen School members from across Japan and international venues (USA, Canada) will come together to present a concert of contemporary koto music. Katsuko Chikushi's rarely-seen 30-minute  cantata, Chikushi-ji (Byways of Chikushi), will be performed with over 100 people onstage - koto ensemble, full choir, and Western orchestra. Program details here. Tickets available at the door.
Venue: Osaka Mielparque Hall, 4-2-1, Miyahara,Yodogawa-ku, Osaka Japan.

November 18, 2011  , 6:00pm

w/Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Nihonmachi LittleFriends (NLF) 36th Anniversary Tateuchi Auditorium, 1830 Sutter Street inSan Francisco's Japantown. The evening will feature a special koto performance by award-winning artists Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and her son, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Suggested donation is $75 per person. To make reservations, contact NLF at (415) 922-8898 or All proceeds from the evening will benefit NLF's programs and its Building Preservation Fund. This event is made possible with the support of Union Bank and Wells Fargo.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 9a-1p,
 Marin Farmer's Market,
 parking lot behind the Marin Civic Center.


Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9a-1p,
 Grand Lake Farmer's Market,
 Oakland Farmers Market takes place at the Splash Pad Park
 on the corner of Grand Ave and Lake Park Ave.

Saturday, July 16, 2011th - 9a-1p,
 Grand Lake Farmer's Market,
Oakland, CA
 Farmers Market takes place at the Splash Pad Park on the corner of Grand Ave and Lake Park Ave.


Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival,
Senior Center, reception room
Shirley Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong Koto Studios

Sunday, May 29th, 2011 9a-1p,
Marin Farmer's Market,
 parking lot behind the Marin Civic Center

April 16, 2011 Saturday
 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
JACCNC Gymnasium, 1840 Sutter Street

April 30th, 2011 Saturday, 1pm-2pm
12pm-1pm Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Koto Studio
3pm-4pm Brian Mitsuhiro Wong Koto Studio

April 23, 2011 Saturday

\, 7pm WE ARE ONE ISLAND: Japan Relief

Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
388 9th St., Ste 290 (2nd Floor, Pacific Renaissance Plaza)

Tickets: $15-$25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away. Door prizes for full
price and above.

What: 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards Japanese Community and
Cultural Center of Northern California's (JCCCNC) trusted, effective and
established Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund .

Presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center, current sponsors include Asian
Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), APEX-Express/KPFA 94.1 FM,
JCCCNC, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Crosswater Media, Flytrap
Studios, Hyphen Magazine, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), Lumina Arts,
Oaklandish, Pro Arts, Rhythmix Cultural Center, and others. Pending
partners includes several other Japanese American community organizations,
other API arts orgs, as well as OMCA Asian Pacific Advisory Council.


Sunday, March 20th, 2011 4pm,
 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto's
 50th anniversary of koto and reunion,
with special guests
 Shigeo Tachibana, shakuhachi (Japan)
  Linda Kako Caplan, koto (Toronto, Canada)

 Lakeside Theater
 300 Lakeside Drive,
 Oakland, CA 94612
Parking available in the Kaiser I garage

$15 general     


$10 seniors and students




Saturday, February 26th,2011 5pm,

Koto and Piano concert,
 with special guest, Kanoko Nishi, pianist

  Piedmont Piano Company
 1728 San Pablo (at 18th)
  Oakland, CA

$15 donation requested.
Please call 510-547-8188 to reserve tickets with your credit card

Saturday, November 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Numi Tea Garden
2230 Livingston St (at Cotton St), Oakland, CA 94606

Tickets: $10

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong

Concert for their new CD

Koto Oyako Don

KotoOyako cover

Special guests: Jeff Massanari, guitar

Alex Baum, string bass

Muramoto and Wong will perform original and contemporary pieces from their new CD, including

“Down to the Café”, “La Cumparsita”, “Aoi Blues”,
and in tribute to Gina Hotta, her composition “Jan Ken Po”

For further information on the program and ticket reservations or purchase
please call (510) 482-1640




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