New York-based composer and musician, Kaoru Watanabe returns to SuperDeluxe with a stellar cast of musicians to perform music from his latest album Néo. Watanabe, who has been working with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble while making music for such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson, has been developing a body of work that seamlessly melds the “natsukashisa” (nostalgic feeling) of old Japan with the sophisticated improvisations and compositions of jazz, Indian classical music, contemporary classical music and beyond.
At the core of the performance will be Watanabe in duo with his top disciple Fumi Tanakadate, an accomplished classical pianist and taiko
drummer. Joining them will be Semba Kiyohiko, revered as one of the leading Kabuki percussionists AND jazz and rock drummers in Japan; Naito Tetsuro, a virtuosic taiko drummer and composer and former Kodo colleague of Watanabe; and the hugely original and influential dancer Kojima Chieko, one of Kodo’s most distinguished veteran performers. Visual artist Daniel Harris Rosen will provide digital and analog projected backdrops for a musical journey you won’t want to miss!
From October 10th to November 8th, Shinrin Park in Saitama Prefecture will hold a light-up and illumination event called “Halloween Night in the Forest”. Walk through the park at night enjoying the Halloween-themed artworks and installations, which include: a Sogetsu-style […]
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
The most famous Halloween parade in all of Japan is the Kawasaki Halloween Parade. The 24th edition of the festivities will take place online in 2020, making it a world-wide event. This year’s theme is “Cyberspace Costumes”. Note: Photos are […]
Due to COVID-19, the in-person event has been cancelled for 2020, but there is an online event in its place. The information below is for previous years when it was an in-person event. The Tokyo Game Show remains one of […]
Fiesta Mexicana, taking place along the West Promenade next to the Aqua City shopping center in Odaiba, will run for 3 days of food, fun and entertainment. This is the 20th year of the event and promises to be even bigger […]
A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening around 200 short films from around the world as they compete in a series of competitions. The event was originally scheduled to happen in late May/early June but […]
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
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