Yokohama Otomatsuri 2016

Narimichi Kawabata

When: 22/09/16 - 27/11/16: All Day

Held over 67 days at various venues around Yokohama, the triennial Yokohama Otomatsuri runs the gamut of musical styles and tastes, with a total of 300 different performances in classical, jazz, pop, and traditional Japanese music all on the program for the event. Last time around, in 2013, the event drew close to four million attendees, and this year promises to keep Kanto’s music festival atmosphere going well into fall.

One of the more unique musical offerings at the festival will be a concert by Narimichi Kawabata. Left severely visually impaired by a childhood accident, Kawabata’s performance at the Otomatsuri will be remarkable for a particular reason: the concert will take place in darkness, a first even for Narimichi – who is known for his skill in creating engaging programs.

Yokohama Otomatsuri 2016

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