KAKEHASHI PROJECT – Memorial Concert for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami


With the 5th Anniversary of the tragic 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami almost upon us, a memorial concert has been organised both to commemorate the day and also to raise funds…

Naomi Suzuki is involved with organising the Kakehashi Project – a special memorial concert scheduled for 14th March which features Naomi as well as the talents of Hibiki and Joji Hirota. The driving principles of the concert are to remember those affected by the tragedy as well as gratitude for the support given. The result is an evening of Japanese musicians collaborating to offer traditional Japanese music with modern pop songs.

Children from the Fukushima area of Japan (which was one of the most severe disaster areas in 2011) are also coming to participate in the concert to show their gratitude. The concert will be streamed live to the rest of the world.

The concert will be presented by Naomi Suzuki and the lineup features:

● Joji Hirota Shakuhachi.Taiko
● Diana Yukawa Violin
● Hibiki Ichikawa Shamisen
● Thames Daiko
● Children from Fukushima Japan Nihonbuyo

Piano: Kyosuke Tokunaga Bass Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Drum Winston Clifford

The event also features free sake tasting and a free gift from Fukushima.

Funds will be sent to Children’s Smile Project http://egaobus.kodomonooka.com/, a project in which Naomi Suzuki participates, that organizes events to comfort and brighten up the lives of children in the devastated areas.

The concert is supported by Japan Embassy, Japan Association in the UK, JCCI, London shakunagekai, Fukshima-minpo sha, Totteokino Ongakusai.

More information on our Events page: www.jpopgo.co.uk/event/kakehashi-project-memorial-concert-for-japan-earthquake-and-tsunami/