Yoriko -Koto & Sangen player-

YORIKO × KOTO = YORIKOTO
Traditional and Modern
Inspirational and Dynamic but Delicate
WELCOME TO YORIKOTO WORLD

Her music featuring “scenery or seasons of Japan” will change an image one had of Koto.

PROFILE


Yoriko -Koto & Sangen player-


Born in Ibaraki, Japan.
She started playing the Koto and Jiuta-Sangen when she was 4 and 15 years old respectively. She graduated from NHK School for Perform of Traditional Japanese Instruments and the Traditional Japanese Music special course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
She performs in various events to display the Koto’s versatility in various musical genres. She also works actively in composing original Koto music featuring “the scenery or seasons of Japan”. Her sound is inspirational and dynamic but elegant, which can change the image one as of the Koto.

●Past works performed with: Jusangen So (13-string Koto), Junanagen So (17-string Koto), Sangen(Japanese traditional 3-string guitar), Shakuhachi(Japanese traditional bamboo flute), Nichibu(Japanese traditional dance), Viola, Cello, Flute, Piano, Percussion, Guitar, Chorus, Calimba, Rock band and Jazz band etc.

 

 ●Discography

-Album- “hikarine” ¥2,500 (tax included)
Release Date: July 5th, 2017
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The gate into the deep forest
Where the strums of the KOTO reverberate
Beneath the tranquil light….

The wispy voice of nature calls to us
Recall the subtle nature of man

01.  Kachofugetsu 7:52  Play Music Video (full version)
02.  Orange Ray 4:36
03.  Ama no Kawa no Mai 4:31
04.  Midare -Ranrinzetsu- /composed by Yatsuhashi Kengyo 10:38
05.  Gnossiennes No.1 /composed by Erik Satie 4:08
06.  Aozora no Shita de 4:07
07.  Kocho 6:13
08.  Petit Fleur 3:16  (total 45:23)

Koto Music Produced & Performed by Yoriko
All Music Arranged by Kazuya Nagaya *except track7

 

-Single- “Kocho” ¥1,000 (tax included)
Release Date: April 23rd, 2016
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c/w  Kocho -EIKO for the future-
*”MITO EIKO FC Ibaraki Ledies” official support music

The sound of the traditional Koto is transformed to “Butterfly”
And now it’s just about to fly off to the new world

Koto Music Produced & Performed by Yoriko
All Music Arranged by Katsuhisa Umino

*Part of the sales will be donated to Ibaraki Social Welfare Services Corporation.

 

●Performances and Lives in Japan

  • 2002-2017: Koto-Sangen School “Ayaito” Recital (held every two years)
  • 2008-2017: KOTO Concert with special guests -Hougaku e no Izanai- “Otoa no Yube”
    • Vol.1 at Azur Hitachinaka Wedding Villa
    • Vol.2 at Felivert Sunshine Mito
    • Vol.3 at Mito Plaza Hotel “Chapel Laputa”
    • Vol.4 at Mito Keisei Hotel “Room Hisui & Sango”
  • 2012-2014: Restaurants collaboration project “Koto Live with special meals”
  • 2013-2014: Keeping up the tradition project “Tsumugu Tsunagu”
    • Vol.1 “Kinsen no Kioku”
    • Vol.2 “Kinsen no Kioku -Seichu no Dou”
  • 2015: KOTO Concert “Moa -vol.1” at Art Tower Mito Restaurant “Vert et Blancher”
  • 2016: Yoriko 1st Single “Kocho” Release Tour “Yoriko KOTO LIVE”
  • 2016: -Live Show- Entertainment Bar “Yorikoto” at Hotel the West Hills Mito
  • 2017-2018: Yoriko 1st Album “hikarine” Release Tour “Hikarine he no Tobira” in Ibaraki, Yamanashi, Nagano, etc.

●Community Performance Activities

  • 2009
    • “Kiku Matsuri” Festival at Kasama Inari Shrine / NHK Mito and IBS
  • 2012
    • “The 7th Yoru Ume Matsuri” Festival at Tokiwa Shrine Nohgakuden / Mito Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • “Kōmon-sama no Daidokoro” Festival at Lake Senba / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
    • “The 170th Kairakuen Anniversary Event” at Kairakuen Park Kobuntei / Mito City
    • “Wa gakki(Japanese traditional instruments) Fureai Concert” / Omiya Kindergarten in Hitachiomiya City
  • 2013
    • “Ibaraki Green Festival 2013” at Kairakuen Park Tazunaki Plum Grove/ Ibaraki Prefecture
    • “Niiname sai (Japanese harvest ritual)” at Tokiwa Shrine Nohgakuden / Tokiwa Shrine
  • 2014
    • “The 118th Mito Ume(plum trees) Festival” at Tokiwa Shrine Nohgakuden / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
    • “Mito Raku” Festival at Minami-machi open space / Mito Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • “The 30th Mito Sakura(cherry blossoms) Festival” at Mito Sannomaru City Hall / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
    • “The 47th Mito Hagi(bush clovers) Festival” at Kairakuen Park / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
  • 2015
    • New Year Concert”Shinshun Hougaku no Shirabe” at Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki / Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki
    • “Hitachi Symphony Orchestra Family Concert 2015” at Hitachi Civic Center / Hitachi Power Solutions Co.,Ltd.
    • The 119th Mito Ume Festival “Mito Kaoru Michi” at Mito Station North Pedestrian Deck / Mito Station Merchants’ Association
    • “Kawara no Ongakukai 2015” Concert at Hitachiomiya city / Hitachiomiya City Development Network
    • “Summer Bishokukai (Gourmet’s Club)” at Felivert Sunshine Mito / Felivert Sunshine Mito
    • The 48th Mito Hagi Festival “Kōmon’s Cuisine Party” at Kairakuen Park Kobuntei / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
    • “The 48th Mito Hagi(bush clovers) Festival -Gen no Oto Concert-” at Tokiwa Shrine Nohgakuden / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
  • 2016
    • “Hitachi Symphony Orchestra Family Concert 2016” at Hitachi Civic Center / Hitachi Power Solutions Co.,Ltd.
    • “Kawara no Ongakukai 2016” Concert at Hitachiomiya city / Hitachiomiya City Development Network
    • “The 48th Mito City Art and Performance Festival” Dance and Performance Group “UMARERU” at Art Tower Mito ACM Theater / Mito Arts Foundation
    • “The 49th Mito Hagi(bush clovers) Festival -Tsukimi no Kai-” at Kairakuen Park / Mito Tourism &  Convention Association
  • 2017
    • “The 49th Mito City Art and Performance Festival” Dance and Performance Group “UMARERU” at Art Tower Mito ACM Theater / Mito Arts Foundation
    • “Kawara no Ongakukai 2017” Concert at Hitachiomiya city / Hitachiomiya City Development Network
    • “Ajisai(hydrangeas) Festival” at Ajisai Garden Azumaya / Sanuki Nannnou National Government Park (in Kagawa)
    • “Ishinomaki International Film Festival” at Plena Miyagi Event Hall / Ishinomaki Film Project (in Miyagi)
    • “Sun! Sun! Viking -Hawaiian Fair-” at Asakusa View Hotel “Room Hisho” / Asakusa View Hotel (in Tokyo)
    • The 50th Anniversary Mito Hagi Night Festival “Projection Mapping Show” at Kairakuen Park / Mito Tourism & Convention Association
    • “Kitakan Marché” at Ebisu Garden Place / North Kanto 4 Cities Partnership Project (in Tokyo)
    • “Doukeiga -Shiki- Japonism” at Theater X(KAI) / Theater X Partnership Performance (in Tokyo)
    • “Yoriko Xmas Chapel Concert and Dinner” at Mito Keisei Hotel “Orchid” / Mito Keisei Hotel

 ●Others

  • 2016-2018: “Yoriko to Koto Koto” Radio Personality of FM Hiatchi: 82.2MHz (broadcast monthly on the 4th Sunday / from 8:30 to 9:00 pm) www.hfm.or.jp
  • 2012-2018: Tokiwa Shrine Memorial Live “Meguriyuku Inochi e no Chikai -Player for the Great East Japan Earthquake-” (held in March every year) at Tokiwa Shrine Nohgakuden

 

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