Asia Society Presents! Akiko Sakurai – The World of Heike Monogatari


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Master biwa artist Akiko Sakurai presents this solo concert of narrative songs from Japan’s medieval period. Delicate yet energetic, her performance captivates audiences with each note.


Akiko Sakurai in Performance at Asia Society New York


About Akiko Sakurai

Akiko Sakurai studied satsuma biwa (a type of pear-shaped Japanese lute) under Tanaka Yukio while at Tokyo College of Music. She has performed in Asia, Europe, and North America as a representative of traditional Japanese music. In addition to performance, Akiko is a seasoned collaborator, having worked with many artists including biwa composer and performer Ogura Kei.


Lead series support of Asia Society Presents! is provided by Bank of America. Performing arts and cultural programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous support from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, The Clayton Fund, and Mickey Rosenau & Dr. Ellen Gritz, with additional support from the Favrot Fund. Funding is also provided from Friends of Performing Arts & Culture at Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in collaboration with Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Cultural Envoy, and Japan America Society of Houston.


Presenting Sponsor

Bank of America

Program Sponsors

City of HoustonHouston Arts Alliance

Japan Programs Sponsor


Presenting Partner

Event Details

Sat 31 Jan 2015
7:30 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free with reservations, limit 2 per person. For additional requests, please call 713.496.9901. Unclaimed tickets will be released 10 minutes prior to the event.
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