Saiou Tokiwazu is the artist Traditional Japanese music, Shamisen player. The shamisen is the most popular instrument in Edo era(1600-1872) in Japan.She plays the Shamisen, sometimes telling old stories, sometimes sings songs.
“I have three important duty as the player of the Japanese classical music.
-Firstly, inherit the tradition of ancient people.
-Secondly, playing Shamisen music for modern people.
-Thirdly, passing down sprits of traditionl Japan to the next generation.
It is to express a Japanese heart that I value most.
That is, passion, and patience.
－A heart to love nature and the four seasons of the own country.
－A heart to love a family and a friend, a lover.
－A heart that it is understood and respects the partner who met newly.
I play the Shamisen wearing Japanese traditional folk costume, kimono.
Kimono is a very symbolic costume of ‘the patience’.
However, I also have’the passion’ as a person living in modern Tokyo.
Life is a journery of seeking the truth; it may be seeking the truth of the passion and the the patinece.”
２：The passion in mind-The restricting of movement sometimes bears the strong passion.
３：The calm-The moment is no sounds includes the limitless worlds.I pray for her dancing goes well at the moment of no sounds.
photo by Ryuta Yamaguchi, Kyoto friend
４：The smile-Smiling is only for private reliable friends.The traditional Japanese musician is not permitted in time of the formal performance. Restricted smile is sometimes the role as traditional Japan music artist.
5:The meeting different culture-the different culture is worth meeting, however it sometimes contains difficulties. It brings me a lot of experiences, and new ideas.
Difficulties of understanding sometimes brigs sadness or anxiety.
The most wise way of understanding is having a good
smile, I know.
Movie work with Calligraphy / April,2017
Works of concerts and lives-Sakura-concert(traditional Shamisen music concert)1-7, Salon Concert of Shamisen and strories 1-12, Shamisen live of Japanese Ghost stories1-6 and so on
with thanking for saiou’s many friends, musicians, and …