2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In October 2003, the Washington Toho Koto Society was very honored to receive a Special Award from the Foreign Minister of Japan, Yoriku Kawaguchi, in recognition of over thirty years of contributing excellent performances spreading koto music in the United States and promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries.
The Washington Toho Koto Society is a nonprofit group of koto players and friends, primarily in the Washington metropolitan area, founded in 1971 by Kyoko Okamoto to promote the understanding and appreciation of Japanese koto music. The Society participates in many national and local community events, including the Lantern Lighting Ceremony which traditionally opens the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC every spring.