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.
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１：The patience and the passion
photo by Daniel Gendre,Swiss, respective photographer
“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.
photos by Tomoyuki Nagata, photographer ,nice friend
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.
photo by Ryuta Yamaguchi,friend in Kyoto
photo by Yukiko Yamashita : commercial photographer, reliable friend
photo by Asako
Profile and Works
Saiou Tokiwazu：artist,musician,Shamisen player
born in Tokyo, September 18.
teached Shamisen at TOHO MUSIC COLLEGE(extension center)
Work at traditional Japan music concert for junior high school student:she has been woking for it more than ten years.
TV work with actor / January,2016/perfomance and teaching
Publishig: photo of playing at taraditional Jpananese music conert has been published in the textbook for Junior high school students,Ongakuno-okurimono
Movie work with Calligraphy / April,2017
Work for the insurance company’s web site with actor
Work at radio program / August,2017
Publsisehd in Chinese newspaper;中国新報 / May 1,2018
Works of Educational lecture and music performance / elemental school attached national university / Oct 2018/Shyomyo (monk music), Shamisen, and drum percussion
Flyer of Art of Tokyo in Swiss/ March 2017photographer:Daniel Gendre,Swiss
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
photos by Yukiko Yamashita, commercial photographer
with thanking for saiou’s many friends, musicians, and …
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