Video: Traditional Japanese Music Gets a Fresh Take

Last night, Asia Society welcomed a group of young, cutting-edge musicians committed to sustaining and expanding Japanese musical traditions. The group, collectively known as The Hougaku Quartet, performed contemporary Japanese music on traditional instruments in the classic "Sankyoku" ensemble style. 

The Hougaku Quartet includes musicians Noriko Hirata, Yuiko Terai, Hiroyasu Nakajima, and Reison Kuroda

Watch the full performance in the video above.