My composition “Sotoyama Trail” was recently performed in China (excerpted from the article below).
The “Japan Festival in Yunnan” was grandly held from February 11 to 12 in Kunming, China. The Iwate Prefecture’s presentation opened with “Sotoyama Kaido,” a piece based on the Iwate folk song “Sotoyama-bushi” (composer: Sumiko Sato) by Aya Kimizuka, a flute player from Miyako City. During the two-day-event, participants enjoyed meeting people interested in food, animation of Iwate, and Japanese culture, including a performance combining Nambu ironware and Pu’er tea.