Updated: Feb 7

Utako and Ayumi will perform during CAMERA JAPAN on Saturday 26 September at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.

There will be two performances at Zaal 5.

16:15 (1st stage) Before the film "Taro the fool"

18:45 (2nd stage) Before the film "One Summer Story"

Due to COVID-19 only two performers are allowed on the stage at Camera Japan this year. But Utako Arakawa (Soprano/Vocals) & Ayumi Matsuda (Recorder) are going to give a Duo Concert and they will perform beautiful Japanese classic, contemporary and original music at Camera Japan 2020. More information can be found on the website of CAMERA JAPAN.

(* This performance has a chance of being cancelled, whenever the current ongoing situation will change. )

Updated: Feb 7

Theatrical group Japone is pleased to announce a new member: professional pianist and composer Yoshimi Kawai.

She started playing the piano since she was 4 years old at Yamaha Music School and studied at Nagoya University of Arts. She released in 2015 her solo classical album "heart to heart-passage of life" and in 2019 she released her original solo album "Moment...". Currently, she is residing in The Netherlands as a musician and piano teacher. She is very happy to join Japone: "I am just happy to work with all members of Japone in NL!! Hope this art performance group is growing more and this power will be ONE piece for peaceful earth!!"

Listen to one of her recent works on her YouTube channel (inspired by Japone):

Updated: Feb 7

Japone Artists will atend the online convention AnimeCon @ Home. It will be an online stream on the 6th of June 2020.

For the stream during AnimeCon @ Home, Kazuma (Dancer, Martial artist, Actor and Choreographer) will be interviewed by Roderick Leeuwenhart (Author Pindakaas en Sushi, Publisher Uitgeverij Leeuwenhart, Animator) to give you more insight about Japone and afterwards Kazuma will answer the questions and comments from the Twitch viewers through an improvised comedy performance! More information can be found on the website of AnimeCon. Addition on 9th of June. We have uploaded the whole interview and live performance on our YouTube channel.

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