Seifūsha
清風舎

 Seifūsha is an intercultural platform for projects that facilitets cultural communication between Japan and Denmark. Based in Denmark, Seifūsha is eager to work within the Danish cultural scene where the Japanese tradition and culture creates a strange yet noteworthy contrast among the Danish values and histories. Seifūsha is organising Danish Japanese Music Society on each musical project that is related to traditional Japanese music.

清風舎は日本とデンマークの文化的交流を促進する間文化的プラットフォームです。デンマークに拠点を置きながら、日本の伝統や文化がデンマークの価値観や歴史に対し違和かつ注目に値する対比を作り出す場所としてのデンマークの文化的分野で意欲的に活動しています。清風舎では邦楽に関するプロジェクト毎に「デンマーク邦楽普及委員会」を組織し活動しています。

 

Projects
プロジェクト

 

Japan-Insights Japanese music project European Research
Japan-Insights邦楽プロジェクト欧州調査

ABOUT

As a part of the Toshiba International Foundation’s program “Japan-Insights”, Sōkyoku Player Ayumi Simonoto has visited Denmark to perform series of Sōkyoku workshops and concerts for the Danish audiences.


EVENTS

19.11.2019

Sōkyoku concert and workshop for students of Japanese language at FOF København

https://www.fof.dk/kbh

20.11.2019

Sōkyoku concert and workshop for students of Japanese language at FOF København

https://www.fof.dk/kbh

21.11.2019

Sōkyoku concert and workshop for elementary school students at Lindevangskolen (P. G. Ramms Allé 26 2000 Frederiksberg)

http://frb-li.skoleporten.dk/sp

22.11.2019

“The Music of Koto and Japanese literature:Ayumi Shimonoto Sōkyoku concert and workshop” for the members of the Dansk Japansk Selskab

https://www.facebook.com/events/2849770188582037/

http://www.dansk-japanskselskab.dk/aktiviteter.html

23.11.2019

Sōkyoku concert and workshop for students of the Japanese Supplementary School, Copenhagen

https://cphhoshuko.jimdofree.com/

24.11.2019

“The Sound of Japan: Ayumi Shimonoto Sōkyoku Concert” at Sct. Lukas Kirke(Chr. Richardts vej 1-3, 1951 Frederiksberg C)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939619989472867/

https://www.sct-lukas-kirke.dk/event/5745584?fbclid=IwAR3vhtNNXqioK2ZgZnKITlguGPH3TMm1JxS3zsH3kxhn2B9wDl52hjoyaBw


HOST

Toshiba International Foundation


PROJECT TEAM

Project leader

Sōkyoku player Ayumi Shimonoto

http://shimonoto.jp/


Support musician

Yūka Sakura


Project manager/coordinator in Denmark

Yukiko Nakayama(Seifūsha)

 

NOH+DENMARK 2019

ABOUT

Aimed to offer a close and direct experience to the Noh theatre, three different workshops with three different themes - Chanting, dancing and an integrated Noh performance - was held in September 2019.

ORGANISER

NOH+DENMARK(Isa Takeda+Seifūsha)

 

NOH+DENMARK 2018

ABOUT

NOH+DENMARK 2018 consisted of 3 concerts and 2 workshops and a lecture in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark. The project was carried out from September 21st, 2018 to September 23rd, 2018. 


The events hold by the project gathered 434 participants as a whole, which means that the participants had grown 117% compared to the last project in 2017. The participants included several generations; more than 50% of all the participants were under 30 years old, which is different from the general type of audiences in the Japanese Noh theater where most of the audiences are over 30 years old.

Organizers

NOH+DENMARK (Isa Takeda + Seifūsha )

Aarhus University(DK)

 

NOH+DENMARK 2017

ABOUT

NOH +DENMARK 2017 consisted of two workshops and three regular performances in the course of three days (22/9 - 24/9).


The workshops (22/9) included a total number of eighty participants comprised of students from Aarhus University’s Japanese Department and Department of Aesthetics and Culture.

The topics covered included instructions in Noh singing, dancing and musical performance as well as hands-on experiences of Noh kimonos and Noh masks enabling the students to interact closely with the Japanese Noh performers and gain rare first-hand experiences of the Noh theatre in practice.

The performances, held at Aarhus University (22/9), Designmuseum Denmark (23/9) and KoncertKirken (24/9) respectively, presented varied programs of traditional Noh plays and musical pieces.


As a way to cross cultural borders and foster artistic exchange between Japan and Denmark, the final performance held at KoncertKirken included moreover a unique musical collaboration in which the Japanese Noh performers were joined by two contemporary improvising musicians based in Copenhagen, Danielle Dahl (NO) and Anders Vestergaard (DK).

ORGANISERS

Isa Takeda (JP)
Simon Roy Christensen (DK) (Seifūsha)
Yukiko Nakayama (JP) (Seifūsha)

 

Collaborators

​コラボレーター

Isa Takeda (Hōshō School Shite Noh actress)

武田伊左(宝生流シテ方能楽師)

http://www.hosho.or.jp/member/779/

Born as the eldest daughter of Hōshō Shite (leading) actor Takashi Takeda, Isa Takeda studied Noh under Kazufusa Hōshō as well as Akira Takahashi and Takashi Takeda. She debuted on the Noh stage in the play Kenjō in 1994. She graduated with a master’s degree from the Music Department of Tokyo University of the Arts. During her studies at university, she was the recipient of the Ataka Award and Arkansas Music award.

シテ方宝生流武田孝史の長女。20代宗家宝生和英、高橋章、武田孝史に師事、平成6年仕舞「絃上」にて初舞台を踏み、平成25年能「吉野静」にて初シテを勤める。今までに「巴」「紅葉狩」「俊成忠度」などのシテを勤める。東京藝術大学音楽学部および同大学大学院音楽研究科修士課程修了。在学中に安宅賞、大学院アカンサス音楽賞を受賞。大学卒業時に、皇居内桃華楽堂に於いて御前演奏の栄誉を賜る。大学・大学院在学中、日米KAKEHASHI事業や日中韓文化交流FORUMに参加し、海外での能楽紹介に携わる、公益社団法人能楽協会会員。公益社団法人宝生会会員。同門会「喜祥会」を主宰し、指導にあたっている。

Ayumi Shimonoto(Yamada School Sōkyoku Player)

下野戸亜弓(山田流箏曲演奏家)
http://shimonoto.jp/

Ayumi Shimonoto is a Yamada School Koto performer who studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts (BA and MA in traditional Japanese music). Since 1993, she has been presenting many solo recitals and concerts in the traditional Japanese music scene, as well as playing Koto in a wide variety of genres. 

In addition to her classical repertoire, she has commissioned and premiered many new works from contemporary composers such as Michio Kitazume, Yūji Takahashi, and Rikuya Terashima. For her own compositions, she has adopted many literary works of Kenji Miyazawa, and is involved in a broad range of activities to develop and expand compositions for the Koto and vocal narrative genres.

東京芸術大学音楽学部邦楽科(山田流箏曲専攻)卒業。同大学大学院音楽研究科修士課程修了。NHK邦楽技能者育成会35期卒業。NHK邦楽オーディション合格。中林照栄師、谷珠美師に師事。在学中、山田流箏曲の箏・三絃を増渕任一朗、現・人間国宝山勢松韻各師にさらに副科として常磐津節を常磐津文字兵衛・常磐津松尾太夫、清元節を清元志佐雄太夫、河東節を山彦さち子・山彦音枝子の各師に指導を受け、研究を深める。現在、組歌・古曲を鳥居名美野師に師事。欧州演奏旅行。1990年赤坂御所にて御前演奏。元東京芸術大学邦楽科非常勤講師。

1993年よりリサイタル、コンサート企画活動開始、これまでに開催した自主公演は20回を重ねる。

関東を中心にリサイタル、コンサート企画開催、邦楽演奏会、日本舞踊公演、雅楽公演、各種演奏会出演、NHK-FM「邦楽のひととき」、テレビ・ラジオ番組、CD・映画音楽制作に参加。古典のみならず、 現代の作曲家の作品を初演するなど、箏曲演奏家としての新しい可能性を求め、幅広い活動を展開。特に邦楽の発声を基礎とした声楽面における可能性を追求し、その歌唱力は高く評価されている。

 

Seifūsha Profile
清風舎プロフィール

Yukiko Nakayama 中山由希子

Yukiko Nakayama holds BA in musicology from Tokyo University of the Arts (2015). Since 2017, Nakayama has been working as co-organizer of a traditional Japanese Noh theatre project NOH+DENMARK. Encouraged by growing interest towards Japanese culture in Denmark, Nakayama is motivated to introduce the Japanese traditional/contemporary culture to the Danish audience, by collaborating with Japanese artists and artisans.

東京藝術大学音楽学部楽理科卒業(2015)。2017年より能楽文化交流プロジェクトNOH+DENMARKの共同オーガナイザーとして活動する。デンマークにおける日本文化への注目の高まりに励まされ、日本で活躍する芸術家と共に日本の伝統的かつ現代性のある文化を紹介する活動に従事している。

Simon Roy Christensen シモン ロイ クリステンセン

Simon Roy Christensen works at the interface of theory and practice in the fields of arts and aesthetics with a particular interest in intersections of Eastern and Western cultures. Christensen has studied several years in Japan, first at Kunitachi College of Music (2011-2012) and subsequently at Tokyo University of Arts (2014-2016), and is currently engaged as a PhD student at the Department of Aesthetics and Culture at Aarhus University. His present research focuses on the aesthetics of silence, in particular within traditional and contemporary Japanese art forms.

国立音楽大学留学(2011-2012)の後、日本政府による国費外国人留学生として選抜され東京藝術大学に留学(2014-2016)。同大学で宝生流能楽師・同大音楽学部邦楽科教授武田考史、そして宝生流能楽師武田伊左に能楽を師事。現在オーフス大学美学文化学科博士課程在籍中。日本の伝統的・現代的芸術形式における「silence」という概念についての研究を進めている。

 

Contact

​​コンタクト

Seifūsha is based in Denmark, working with Japanese culture and aesthetics.  Contact us if you are interested in working together with us for cultural projects.
清風舎はデンマークを拠点に日本の文化や美学を軸とし活動しています。清風舎と共にデンマークでの文化プロジェクトの実現にご興味のある方はご連絡ください。

 

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