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Japan’s Musical Tradition

Hogaku from Prehistory to the Present

By Miyuki Yoshikami

McFarland Publishing, 2020

Sarasoju, The Sal Tree

By Minojo (Mieko Yoshikami)

Translated and edited by Miyuki and Shuko Yoshikami

Rockville Maryland, Decatur Press, 1998

Book of haiku poems with brush paintings and calligraphy by Minojo.


Making Musical Waves: The Legacy of Yatsuhashi

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art , Freer Gallery of Art (2015) 

This concert was presented in 2015 in conjunction with the exhibition, Sōtatsu: Making Waves, which was on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from October 24, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

Musicians include:

Seijo Tominari, koto, shamisen, and voice
Seiritsu Tomio, koto and voice
Yodo Kurahashi, shakuhachi
Ayako Kurahashi, koto and voice
Miyuki Yoshikami, koto and voice

Cantate Chamber Singers, Gisele Becker, director



Bamboo Brilliance: a Mujuan Shakuhachi Celebration

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art , Freer Gallery of Art (October 25, 2014)

Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) virtuoso Kurahashi Yodo II led an ensemble celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school his father founded in Kyoto.

A Prayer for Japan

Washington National Cathedral (April 11, 2011)

An interfaith service of music and prayer for the nation and people of Japan. The service marks one month since the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck there March 11. His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States, participated in the service featuring Buddhist, Shinto, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faith representatives. Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd provided the welcome and invocation.



University of Maryland CEAS (Center for East Asian Studies)

The International Shakuhachi Society: Kurahashi Yodo II


Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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