Upcoming Events

6th Tokugawa Museum Concert

The Melody of the Youkin

Date : August 19th, 2pm (doors open at 1 :30)

Location: Tokugawa Museum Event Room

1-1215-1 Mikawa, Mito; Tel: 029-241-2721

Access: Take Ibaraki Kotsu bus #3 or line 37 from bus stop #4 at the north exit of Mito Station (20min), get off at Mikawa 2chome, 5min on foot.

Performer: Zhang Lin, from China’s Henan Province

Admission: 2500yen for high school age and above (paid at the door)

Please RSVP via postcard or fax to:

Takaki Kou

Nicchu Ongaku Koryu Jimukyoku

2826-9 Senba-cho

Mito 310-0851

Tel/Fax: 029-243-5880

Include your name, address, telephone number, and number of people attending (first 50 people only).

Youkin (yang chin): Also known as the Chinese hammer dulcimer, this string percussion instrument originated in the west and became a Chinese traditional instrument. The body is made of wood from an Asian pear tree, and strung with 144 strings which are tapped with two bamboo hammers to produce sound.


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