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Kazahanaza is a non-profit group for planning and performing family concerts to encourage parent and child's imagination.
Kazahanaza was established by Tatsuzo and Kikuko in Japan in 2004, and has focused on the combination of classical music playing with picture-book reading, storytelling or other performance.
"Kazahana" means the snow fallen sparsely in spite of fine weather (it is nothing but carrying on the wind from snowfall area), and "Za" means the group in Japanese.
Lifelong Learning Senior Coordinator
Since his university days, he has been an actor and a sound engineer as a member of the theatrical group "Bee-ple". In the Kazahanaza, he has also been active as a stage manager and a designer of our website and flyers. His favorite artists are Joan Gilbert (musician), Joan Miro (painter), Alberto Giacometti (sculptor) and Lucie Rie (ceramics artist).
Kikuko (Planner, Japanese flannel-graph)
She started to play the piano at the age of three. Through her child-rearing, she has got interested in family concerts. She is a certified librarian.
Master of Literature in musicology, Osaka University, Osaka
Bachelor of Music in piano playing, Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Tokyo
Toho Gakuen Music High School, Tokyo
Yoko (Pianist, Instrumentalist)
She started to play the piano at the age of five. She is a pianist who goes to junior high school. Her first performance in Kazahanaza was Wildcat and the acorns in Aug 2018.
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