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[Koto players, Shinichi Yuize and Yasuko Nakashima, preparing for Budo-Kai Japanese music concert at Mrs. Kyoko Wakita's home, California, August 28, 1966]

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[Koto players, Shinichi Yuize and Yasuko Nakashima, preparing for Budo-Kai Japanese music concert at Mrs. Kyoko Wakita's home, California, August 28, 1966]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 28, 1966

(96.267.905)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

2 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 31, 1966, English and Japanese sections.

Husband and wife, Shinichi Yuize and Yasuko Nakashima, play koto and shamisen with flutist Toshio Takahashi and koto instructor Kyoko Wakita at Mrs. Wakita's home in preparation for the Budo-Kai Japanese music concert to be held at Koyasan Buddhist Temple in September, California, August 28, 1966. Two women sit at left playing koto next to a man playing shamisen and a man playing western flute, far right. they are identified (left to right): Wakita, Nakashima, Yuize, and Takahashi.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Wakita, Mrs. -- at Home -- Koto and Shakuhachi.

History
Yuize and Nakashima were reknowned koto players. Toshio Takahashi was the first to adapt the Shakuhachi technique to the western flute.

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