Saiou Tokiwazu:

Saiou Tokiwazu:artist
artit,musician,shamisen player(traditional Japanese music player)

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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The sound of silkThe three strings of Shamisen is made of silk.Only selected silk made in Japan can make comfortable Shamisen sound.

1:The patience and the passion

photo by Daniel Gendre,Swiss, respective photographer

Saiou says;
“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 , good 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 restricted smile-The traditional Japanese musician is not permitted having a smile in time of the formally performance.
Restricted smile means the respect for the simplicity of the art.

photo by Yukiko Yamashita: commercial photographer

5:Meeting with the different Culture-Meeting different culture is very important in my life, however it some times contains difficulties. It brings me a lot of experiences, and new ideas. When I met difficulties of understanding different culture, I was at a loss. Now I have learned understanding different culture needs time, more broaden heart,  and patience.

 6:Smile in private- Smiling  for reliable friends. Smiling is the door for understanding the different cultures or making the future.

photo by Ryuta Yamaguchi,friend in Kyoto

photo by Daniel Gendre, the Swiss, the respective photographer

photo by Yukiko Yamashita : commercial photographer, She has bee taking saiou’s works more than several years.

photo by Asako, one of my nice students
Profile and Works
Saiou Tokiwazu:artist, musician, Shamisen player
born in Tokyo, September 18.

Shamisen class at TOHO MUSIC COLLEGE(extension center) /2015-2016

Work at traditional Japan music concert for junior high school student: she has been working for it more than ten years.

TV program work with actor / January, 2016/playing the shamisen and singing Masakado, and the Shamisen teaching

Publishig: photo of playing at the traditional Japananese music concert 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 / at  elemental school attached national university of Tsukuba/ Oct 2018/Shyomyo (monk music), Shamisen, and drum percussion

Works of concerts and lives-Sakura-concert(traditional Shamisen music concert)vol1-7/ Salon Concert of Shamisen and strories vol1-12/ Shamisen live of Japanese Ghost stories vol 1-6  and so on

photos by Yukiko Yamashita; commercial photographer

photo by Tomoyuki Nagata; photographer

photo by Yukiko Yamashita, commercial photographer

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