Workshop: Fue for Edo Kotobuki Jishi

Workshop Fee

Introductory workshop for the exciting Edo Bayashi Shinobue (Japanese Bamboo Flute) music that accompanies the Shi-shi Mai (Lion Dance).

In this workshop, students will learn shinobue basics; how to make sound, practice pieces "sakura sakura," "nageai," and "shichoume," along with how to read sheet music for the eventual mastery of "Kotobuki Jishi."

Traditional Japanese-tuned shinobue recommended (preferrably #6.5, but 6 or 7 is acceptable).
Practice plastic fue will also be available for purchase at Asano Taiko US (starting at $25 + tax)
Kyosuke Suzuki will also have high quality fue for sale "Housei, 6.5" for $200. This fue is highly recommended for Edo bayashi.

Please Email Yuta at for any questions.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Kyosuke Suzuki
Suzuki Kyosuke is a master musician and dancer of the Wakayama Performance Troupe, touring internationally, and performing regularly at the prestigious National Theater of Japan. He collaborates regularly with world-renowned taiko groups including Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Amanojaku, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. Since his participation as a workshop leader and performer at the 2011 North American Taiko Conference, his popularity has boomed. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from Suzuki Kyosuke, an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, regarded by many as the "best shishi-mai dancer," of Tokyo! Suzuki is a premier performer and teacher of Edo Bayashi (Tokyo festival music), with a well-respected "Kyo-no-kai" school for private lessons. He also teaches at the Kunitachi College of Music, Kaijou Junior and Senior High Schools, and Sankei Gakuen Cultural Center. Suzuki studied under Wakayama Taneo of the Wakayama School, recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture to be an “Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts,” learning all aspects of the shishi-mai ensemble including flute, taiko, percussion, and lion dance.