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Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶  II

Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶 II

  • 13th August 2016

With hindsight I could kick myself. For 18 months from 1987 to 1989 I lived within walking distance of Dôgenzaka slope in the hyper-hip Shibuya-district of Tokyo, and yet I never found the Lion. Admittedly, it is located in one of the least savoury side streets of Dôgenzaka. But you…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in August

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in August

  • 2nd August 2016

Japanese violinists with birthdays in August include TAKASHIMA Chisako 高嶋 ちさ子 (b. 1968) on 24 August, ÔTANI Yasuko (or Yasuko Ohtani) 大谷 康子(b. 1955) on 25 August and ISHII Shizuko  石井 志都子 (b. 1942) on 31 August. Takashima Chisako is best known for her performances of popular classics that appeal…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in June (1)

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in June (1)

  • 8th June 2016

Japanese birthday violinists in June include KINO Masayuki 木野雅之 (b. 1963) on 1 June; KURONUMA Yuriko 黒沼 ユリ子 (b. 1940) on 4 June; SATÔ Shunsuke 佐藤 俊介 (b. 1984) on 11 June; SÔ Tomotada 宗倫匡 (or Tomotada Soh, b. 1943), KAMIO Mayuko 神尾 真由子 (b. 1986) on 12 June, and…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in April

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in April

  • 7th April 2016

Japanese violinists’ birthdays in April include SENJU Mariko千住 真理子 (b. 1962) on 3 April, USHIODA Masuko 潮田益子 (1942–2013) on 4 April, URAKAWA Takaya 浦川宜也 (b. 1940) on 13 April, NISHIZAKI Takako西崎崇子 (b. 1944) on 14 April, Urushihara Keiko 漆原啓子(b. 1963) on 16 April, and HARADA Kôichirô 原田幸一郎 (b. 1945) on 29…

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