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Nov. 19, 2018

Sakaya Uta (Sake-brewing Work Songs) Concert in Ishidoriya International Exchange Center, Oct.25, 2018
As we continue to perform them over two years, it started sounding mature like aged wine?!
Masao Otashiro (Conducting), Aya Kimizuka (Flute), Masami Baba (Violin), Ippei Ito(Contrabass), Taiji Kikuchi (Drums/Percussion), Sumiko Sato (Piano/Composition)

Apr. 28, 2018
"Nanbu Sakaya Uta (Sake Brewing Work Songs of Nanbu) in Staff Notation" edited by Sumiko will be out soon !
It will be the first publication of the collection of these songs from Nanbu (Iwate or Northeastern Japan).
The price is 1,000 yen (tax incl.) with limited copies. Available on this site (jump to mail form).


☆What is Sakaya Uta?

☆ Nanbu Sakaya Uta in staff notation
1. Washing Song (Nagashi Uta)
2. Rice Washing Song (Kome-togi Uta)
3. Moto Mashing Song (Aramoto-suri Uta)
4. Soe-tsuki Uta
5. Naka-shikomi Uta
6. Sankoro-tsuki Uta - Henbyoshi
7. Tome-shikomi Uta
8. Mash Grinding Song (Moto-tsuki Honchoshi Uta)

☆ Notes on Sakaya Uta (in order of brewing process)

☆ The Sake Brewing Process

☆ Making of music for Nanbu Sakaya Uta / Sumiko Sato

Oct. 27, 2017
Sumiko's piece, "Omoi" for Cello and Piano was selected for the promotional clip for Washi company, "Tengu Choushi Washi".
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Nov. 18, 2018 Update : News

Nov. 15, 2018 Update : Schedule

Nov. 1, 2018 Update : Article