Enjoy a seasonal koto concert by acclaimed koto performer Enokido Fuyuki.
One of the most recognizable and evocative sounds of Japan, the koto is a Japanese stringed instrument with a rich musical history, made from paulownia wood. First introduced in Japan in the 7th Century CE, originating from the Chinese zheng, the koto became a popular instrument in aristocratic circles and a mainstay of Japanese court life. Over the years, styles of koto playing have evolved, with performers today playing both classical and contemporary pieces.
The performance included a discussion session with Ms Enokido chaired by Dr David Hughes, Research Associate of the Department of Music and the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London.