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Ooritoori! Okinawa Summer

A concert where you can leisurely enjoy traditional Okinawan folk tunes, pops, and original songs, accompanied by the sound of the sanshin (Okinawan guitar). Led by Makico Miyara, a native of Ishigaki Island, the one-day special band brings you the soothing Okinawan music that you want to hear in the summer.

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Makico Miyara (vocals, sanshin), Chiharu Kuroki (piano), Harutoshi Ito (cello, guitar), Yuuka Motoda (percussion), Takeshii (sanshin), Mika (dance)
Monday, August 12th, 2024
(1) 11:30-12:30 / (2) 14:30-15:30
Toshima Civic Center 8F Multipurpose Hall
150 persons
Suitable for
Ages 0 and up
*Recommended age: 3 years and up
From 3 years old to junior high school students…¥500
Adults (ages 18 and up) …¥1,500
*Free for children under 2 years old when watching on their parents' knees. Child rates if seats are required
Reservation required / First-come basis
Reservation starts at 10:00 on Friday, July 5th
Toshima ticket center

Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation Project Planning Group

TEL 03-3590-7118 

MIYARA Makico (vocals, sanshin)

A vocalist with a rare style who cherishes the inherited traditional folk songs and lets its essence shine through in her diverse and dynamic expressions. Miyara has released numerous albums as a solo artist and with groups like Churamana and JUSU. She contributed to the soundtrack of NHK's drama series "GeGeGe no Nyobo" in 2010 and the theme song for the 2012 film "Penguin Fufu no Tsukurikata," expanding her activities.

KUROKI Chiharu (piano)

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Kuroki graduated from Musashi Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture. Apart from performing, she also engages in music production for dramas such as “The Woman of S.R.I.” and “Muyouan Inkyo Shugyo,” and films such as “Shield of Straw,” “KAPPEI,” and “Kaguya-sama.” Her work for the short film "The Master of Sento" won music awards in Lisbon, Berlin, and Paris.

ITO Harutoshi (cello, guitar)

Started playing cello at the age of 3 and guitar at 14, turning professional at 18. His musical background encompasses genres like Rock, Blues, Jazz, R&B, World Music, and Classical, actively involved in pop support, instrumental music, and various fields.

MOTODA Yuuka (percussion)

Born in Tokunoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Motoda is the representative of the percussion performance group "Percussion Performance Players" and a member of the chorus group "Ya!voices." She participates in numerous concerts and recordings for various artists, performing over 150 concerts annually and serving as a wind ensemble instructor for elementary, junior high, and high schools.

Takeshii (sanshin)

Based in Tokyo, Takeshii performs live concerts in various places nationwide and internationally as a singer (utasha) to convey the beauty of Okinawan sanshin. He has performed in countries such as China, Italy, Taiwan, Cambodia, France, and the UK, contributing to international cultural exchange through music.

Mika (dance)

A Ryukyuan dancer born in Kanagawa Prefecture. Introduced to Ryukyu dance at the age of 20, she moved to Okinawa after graduating from university and dedicated about 10 years to dance activities. While in Okinawa, she toured from Okinawa to all over Japan and overseas to perform on stage. Currently active in live performances in Tokyo and the Kanto area, creating choreography tailored to Okinawan music and also performs Dance Offerings. She is a Tamagusuku style "Udui FUKURA" teacher.
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