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Friday, 28th August 2009
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Event set to teach traditional Japanese music

Holidaymakers with a break to Japan planned for the end of this month could be interested to visit the city of Ikebukuro to learn all about traditional Japanese music.

The Japan Times reported that the "Introductory Traditional Japanese Music Concerts" event is to take place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space until August 30th.

Held as part of the Tokyo Traditional Performing Arts Festival, the event is aimed at teaching children about Japanese arts such as acting, singing, storytelling and music.

Brits who pay the festival a visit will be able to take part in a number of the planned workshops by wearing headphones that give them instructions in English.

Each workshop will be led by representatives from a certain field of Japanese arts with performances set to be presented by comedian Hayashiya Kikuhime.

In related Japanese music news, the latest game to be released by Oxygen Games for the Nintendo DS will feature lessons from famous Japanese musician Shiro Tsuji.

Written by Graham McPherson.

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