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Saturday, September 24th, 2016
from 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm

Festival of Japan 2016 by JASWY
(The Japan-America Society of Wyoming)


Place: Laramiel High School:
1710 Boulder Drive, Laramie, WY 82070

Admission Free!

*Naoko plays at 2:40pm

koto shamisen: Naoko
koto: Ayako

press release page at http://jaswy.org/press.shtml


Sunday, Sep. 18th, 2016 at 11am-4pm
Annual Bazaar

Place: Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Santa Rosa CA

Admission Free!

We play during a tea ceremony.
shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
koto, shamisen: Naoko


Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 1pm
Roseland Community Library

Place: Roseland Community Library, Santa Rosa CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 1pm
Central Santa Rosa Regional Library

Place: Central Santa Rosa Regional Library, Santa Rosa CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 2:30pm
The 46th Kimono Day San Fransisco

Place: Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town 1581 Webster St San Francisco, CA 94115

Japanese Dance: Ajna
shamisen & koto: Naoko
Gion Kouta, Sakura(Kokin-gumi version)

more info:
E-mail: sfkimonoday@gmail.com
Blog (J) http://sfkimonoday.blog92.fc2.com/
Blog (E) http://sfkimonodayen.blog132.fc2.com/


Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 2pm
The 46th Kimono Day San Fransisco

Place: Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town 1581 Webster St San Francisco, CA 94115

Shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
Shamisen & koto: Naokon

more info:
E-mail: sfkimonoday@gmail.com
Blog (J) http://sfkimonoday.blog92.fc2.com/
Blog (E) http://sfkimonodayen.blog132.fc2.com/


Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 1pm
Rincon Valley Regional Library

Place: Rincon Valley Regional Library, Santa Rosa CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Saturday, May 21th, 2016 at 1pm
Mrs. Alice Uriu Memorial Service

Place: Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Davis CA 95616

koto: Naoko
violin: Miyo Sato


Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6pm
Healdsburg Regional Library

Place: Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1pm
Sonoma Matsuri Chroma Gallery

Place: Sonoma Matsuri Chroma Gallery, Santa Rosa CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 7pm
Church of One Tree

Place: Church of One Tree, Santa Rosa CA

w/Riley Lee, Elliot Kallen & Friends,


Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 1pm
Cherry Blossom Festival

Place:Japantown JCCCNC,
Cherry Blossom Festival, San Francisco CA

w/Elliot Kallen as Edo Ensemble

Cherry Blossom Festival HP


Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 12:30pm
Hartford Court Winery

place:Hartford Court Winery, Forestville CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 3:30pm-7:30pm
Davis Cherry Blossom Festival!

place: Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery
Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan, UC Davis's collegiate taiko group, Fundraising

Naoko plays shamisen and koto


Sunday March 13, 2016 at 1pm
The 44th Kimono Day San Francisco

shamisen: Naoko

Place: Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town 1581 Webster St San Francisco, CA 94115

E-mail: sfkimonoday@gmail.com
Blog (J) http://sfkimonoday.blog92.fc2.com/
Blog (E) http://sfkimonodayen.blog132.fc2.com/
★Japantown Kimono Day


Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 1pm
Japanese Cultural Day

place: Mount Tamalpais School,
Mill Valley CA

w/Elliot Kallen


Sunday January 3rd, 2016
Private concert
Ashiya-city, Hyogo, Japan

koto & shamisen : Toshiko Kikumie and Naoko


Saturday, November 7, 2015
Sebastopol World Friends
Friendship Dinner and Celebration

door open:6pm dinner 6:30pm-8:30pm
Enmaiji Temple Memorial Hall
1200 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol CA 95472

shakuhachi: Elliot Karren
koto and shamisen: Naoko


Saturday September 12, 2015
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
Admission Free!

We play during a tea ceremony.
shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
koto, shamisen: Naoko
Place:6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95044
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center


Saturday August 29th 2015
The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah

Fundraising Party 5:30pm

shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
koto & shamisen: Naoko


Sunday July 19th 2015 at 1pm
Nancy Ricciardi Art Opening

Dutton-Gold field Winery, Sebastopol, CA

shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
koto & shamisen: Naoko


Tuesday May 5th 2015 at 11:30am
Bukkyo Dendo Kyoka

America, Moaraga CA.
Private Groundbreaking Ceremony 

shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
koto & shamisen: Naoko


Saturday May 2, 2015 at afternoon
Matsuri Japanese Art Festival
Sonoma County Matsuri Festival


Shakuhachi and Koto Concert
at Chroma Gallery

shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
koto & shamisen: Naoko

Place:312 South A Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
www.chromagallery.net


Friday May 1, 2015 at 7pm-9pm
Matsuri Japanese Art Festival
Sonoma County Matsuri Festival


Shakuhachi and Koto Concert

Shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen and Riley Lee
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko
Ten Ten Taiko
Place:Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95041
www.sonomamatsuri.com


April 18, 2015 afternoon
Cherry Brossom Festival, San Francisco
at JCCCNC stage


Shakuhachi and Koto Japanese Traditional Music

Shamisen & Koto : Naoko
Shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
Place:1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco
sfcherryblossom.org


April 4, 2015 at 5pm
Spring Concert
Takamatsu-city, Japan


koto: Teruko Kikukoki
shamisen: Naoko


March 21, 2015 at 3pm
Japanese Classical Music
at The Ren Brown Collection Gallery


shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
koto and shamsen: Naoko

Place: 1781 California1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone: 707-875-2922
https://www.renbrown.com


January 20, 2015 10:30am-11:50am
Dr. Katherine Lee's class room 115

at UC Davis Ethnomusicology Department of Music
at "A Classical Music in Japan"

Naoko lectures and plays koto and shamisen.
Place:One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

http://music.ucdavis.edu


Jan. 2nd and 3rd, 2015 7pm
New Year Concert
at Ashiya-city, Hyogo Japan


koto: Toshiko Kikumie
koto and shamisen: Naoko


Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 7:00PM
Zen Toro Japanese Bistoro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music

Shamisen & Koto : Naoko
Shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154


Saturday September 6, 2014 at 11-4pm
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
Admission Free!

We play during a tea ceremony.
shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
koto, shamisen: Naoko
Place:6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95044
www.smzc.net/pages/mandalabazaar.html


Saturday May 24, 2014
Matsuri 2014 Japanese Art Festival
Elliot Kallen(shakuhachi), Naoko (koto, shamisen)
Place:Julliard Park : 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
www.sonomamatsuri.com


Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10:30am-11:50am
Dr. Katherine Lee's class
at UC Davis Ethnomusicology Department of Music

Naoko lectures and plays koto, shamisen, biwa and tsuzumi
at"A Classical Music in Japan"
Place:One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
http://music.ucdavis.edu


Sunday April 13, 2014 at 2pm
Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco
at JCCNC stage
Naoko plays koto 'Haru no Kyoku'(春の曲) with Tamie Kooenga
Naoko plays biwa (琵琶) 'Hon no ji' (本能寺)

Place:1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco
sfcherryblossom.org


Sunday January 19, 2014 at 6pm
Playing Biwa at Private Party in Sacramento
Playing Biwa
Place:Sacramento


Sunday January 19, 2014 at 2pm
Playing Biwa at ' Kokoro Assisted Living'
Playing Biwa
Place:Kokoro Assisted Living' in San Francisco
1881 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109


Tuesday November 19th,2013 at 7pm
Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko
Shakuhachi : Elliot Kallen
Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154


Sunday November 10th, 2013 at 2pm
30th Kimono Day San Francisco

Place:
Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town
1581 Webster St San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 567-7625

Shamisen: Naoko

E-mail: kimonoday@yahoo.com
Blog (J) http://sfkimonoday.blog92.fc2.com/
Blog (E) http://sfkimonodayen.blog132.fc2.com/
★Japantown Kimono Day
2nd Sundays, every other month (more or less)


Saturday September 14, 2013 5pm
Private Party

Place:
California Maritime Academy at Vallejo, CA 94590


Saturday September 7, 2013
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Place:
6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95044


Sunday August 25, 2013
Japan Expo 1st Impact

Place:
Santa Clara Convention center
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 748-7000
http://www.japan-expo.org/

★Naoko will perform koto and shamisen
at Wabi Sabi Craft Exhibition stage
at 1pm and 5pm on August 25th.


Saturday June 1, 2013 at 7-9pm
Matsuri 2013 Japanese Art Festival

Place:
Julliard Park : 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
www.sonomamatsuri. com
Elliot Kallen(shakuhachi), Naoko (koto, shamisen)


Friday May 31, 2013 at 7-9pm
Matsuri 2013 Japanese Art Festival

Place:
Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95041
www.sonomamatsuri.com

Elliot Kallen(shakuhachi), Riley Lee(shakuhachi),
Naoko (Koto) and Ten Ten Taiko


Saturday May 25, 2013 at 7-9pm
Koto Concert
Place:
Far Leaves Tea: 2626 San Pablo Ave.Berkeley, CA 94702
510-665-9409
Yuri Vaughn and Naoko(koto shamisen)


Saturday May 25, 2013 at 1-3pm
Traditional Japanese Music Workshop
with Elliot Kallen


at Seishin Studio
On Art Alley in downtown SOFA District, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Elliot Kallen (shakuhachi), Naoko( koto, shamisen, biwa, tsuzumi)


Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 10am-3pm
Wakamatsu Colony Festival
at Placerville

Naoko plays koto inside and outside stages
$15 adult, $7 youth in advance,
Day of Event $20 adult, $10 youth, free for under 10

Place: 941 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
530-621-1224
www.archonservancy.org.wakamatsufestival


Saturday May 4, 2013 at 6pm
Private Birthday Party

Private Birthday Party at Davis, CA 

Friday May 3rd, 2013 at 2pm
JPerformance and Workshop
at Sonoma Academy atSanta Rosa

Naoko plays koto and shamisen
with shakuhachi player Elliot Kallen

Place: 2500 Farmers Ln. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
www.Sonomaacademy.org

Sunday April 21, 2013 at 2-5:30pm
The 6th Annual Japan Culture Night

Place:University Ballroom,
California State University, Sacrament,CA 


Tuesday April 16th, 2013 at 10:30am -11:50am
Music in Japan for Dr. Katherine Lee's class
at UCD Ethnomusicology Department of Music

Naoko lectures and plays about
"Music in Japan" for Dr. Katherine Lee's class
at UCD Ethnomusicology Department of Music

Place: One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
http://music.ucdavis.edu


Sunday April 14th, 2013 at 4pm
Cherry Brossom Festival San Francisco
at JCCNC stage

Naoko plays koto with Tamie Kooyenga and Koto Harmonia
三つの民謡調 :Three Fork Songs: 会津磐梯山Aizu Bandaisan,千鳥の曲:Plover Songs

Place: 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco
sfcherryblossom.org
916-446-1866


Saturday April 13th, 2013 at 8:30am - 2pm
Culture Festival
in Sacra Gakuen Japanese Language School

Naoko plays koto and shamisen.

Place: At Auditorium of Sacramento Buddhist Church,
2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818
916-446-1866


Monday November 12th,2012 at 7pm
Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154


November 9, 2012
Water: Essence and Potential
in Art Department, California State University Sacramento

Naoko plays koto and shamisen

Place:186 Kadema Hall 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819


Saturday October 6, 2012 at 6pm
Private Party, Wedding
in Davis

Koto & Shamisen : Naoko


Saturday September 15, 2012 afternoon
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone
in Japanse Garden

Koto & Shamisen : Naoko
Shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen

Place:209 Bohemian Highway Freestone, CA 95472
707-823-8231




Saturday September 1, 2012 at 11am-4pm
Sonoma Mandala Bazaar
at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center 

admission is free!

Koto & Shamisen : Naoko
Shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen
*Naoko and Elliot play at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm

Place:6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-545-8105




Saturday April 28, 2012 at 11am- 4pm
Sonoma County Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival
at Santa Rosa, CA  

Koto & Shamisen : Naoko
Shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen

Place:2151 Riesling Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-332-6892
★You can see the flier★




Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10am- 3pm
Wakamatsu Colony Festival
  at Gold Hill,CA

Koto & Shamisen : Naoko
Naoko will play at 12:30pm

$15 adult
$7 youth
Free for children under 10
*online ticket sales begin April 2

Place:941 Cold Springs Rd., Gold Hill, CA
530-621-1224


Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Cherry Blossom Festival San Francisco
at San Francisco

JCCNC stage at 3:30-4:30pm

Tamie Kooyenga and Koto Harmonia  
Naoko plays with Tamie Kooyenga
and Koto Harmonia at 3:30pm
"夢の舞 Dream Dance"


Place:JCCNC--1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco




Sunday March 11, 2012 at 10am- 4pm
San Francisco Japan Town Kimono Day
- In Memory of the Earthquake and Tsunami Victems
Shamisen : Naoko
(Naoko plays shamisen at 12:30pm and 1:30pm)

Place:Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town  
1581 Webster St #165 San Francisco, CA 94115-3640  
415-567-7625




Sunday Feb. 19th,2012 at 7pm-10pm
Music Night at I-House
koto & Shamisen : Naoko
Shakuhachi: Elliot Kallen

Place:International House Davis 
10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616
530-753-5007




Sunday Jan. 8th,2012 at 1pm
Kimono Day
Shamisen : Naoko

Place:Kinokuniya Book Store in Japan Town  
1581 Webster St #165 San Francisco, CA 94115-3640  
415-567-7625


Monday Nov. 7th,2011 at 7pm
Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154


Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12:00 - 6:00pm
International House Davis presents:
International Festival Davis
- Unity in Diversity -


Naoko's performance is scheduled for 4:45 - 5:00 pm

Place: Veteran's Memorial Center
203 East 14th St(on corner of 14th and B Street) Davis, CA 95616
more info:
http://internationalfestiv aldavis.org/


Friday August 12, 2011 at 6:00 - 7:00pm
Davis Downtown Business Association presents:
2nd Friday ArtAbout
Naoko will perform at Armadillo Music

Place: Armadillo Music
205 F Street, Davis, CA 95616 Davis, California
Phone:530-758-8058
more info:
http://davisdowntown.com/events/2nd-friday-artabout


Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 2:30- 4:30pm
Mori Seiki 地鎮祭 レセプション
Private Reception at Davis


Tuesday June 14th,2011 at 7pm
Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154


Thursday May 26th, 2011 at 6pm
International Festival Party
Place: International House Davis
10 College Park, Davis
(530)753-5007

more info:
www.Internationalhousedavis.org


Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 10am-3pm
Gold Hill Wakamatsu Colony Project
The First Japanese Colony that settled in America Fund Raiser
open to the public
889 Cold Springs Road, Placeville, CA
530-626-2595

more info:
www.arconservancy.org


Saturday May 14th, 2011 at 2pm to 9pm
Maui Matsuri
at University of Hawaii- Maui College
310 W Kaahumanu Ave. Kahului, HI 96732
www.mauimatsuri.com
Naoko plays shamisen


Sunday May 8th, 2011 at 6pm to 8pm
MAUI Japanese Radio KNUI 900 AM
Sunday 6pm-8pm Host Yumi Takedatsu
Naoko will be on air at 6:30pm
www.mauijapaneseradio.com


Friday May 6th, 2011 at 6:30pm
Kickoff of Maui Matsuri
at Queen Kaahumanu Center
275 West Ka'ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii 96737
www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
Naoko plays shamisen.



Monday December 13th, 2010 at 5-6pm

咸臨丸サンフランシスコ入港150年記念

150th anniversary of the Kanrin Maru's arrival in SF

To commemorate a spectacular year of celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Kanrin Maru's arrival in San Francisco and to look forward to the next 150 years of friendship and cooperation between the United States and Japan.

Place:San Francisco City Hall Rotunda

Like a bird(沢井 忠夫 作曲 「鳥のように」を琴20面で演奏)
open to public and everyone is welcome

koto players:
Todo Kai : Tamie Kooyenga, Naoko , Ayako Ohara, Tasha Vest,
Sawai koto Institute: Shoko Hikage, Yuki Yasuda, Mitsuki Dazai

*you can see the Event Flyer


Tuesday November 9th,2010 at 7pm

Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154

*You can see the Event flyer


Sunday August 15,2010 at 1pm
*will update more information on this web site!

Naoko will play Shamisen at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento
at 1pm Sunday August 15th, 2010.

Buddhist Church of Sacramento:
2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818
Telephone: 916-446-0121

more information www.buddhistchurch.com


Tuesday August 10th,2010 at 7pm

Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154

*You can see the Event flyer


Thursday August 5th,2010 at 7:30-9:30p.m. 

’Thursday Live’
Place:Odd Fellows Hall
415 Second Street Davis, CA 95616
(530)758-4940

*Asking donation

more information:http://www.davislodge.org/
Kurt Roggli 530-756-3276



Tuesday June 8,2010 at 7pm

Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar Presents
An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music
Shamisen & Koto : Naoko

Place:Zen Toro
132 E St. Suite 100,Davis CA 95616
(530)753-0154

*You can see the Event flyer


Sunday May 23, 2010 at 3pm

Spring Concert Traditional Japanese Music in Memory of Shunta Yamamoto

Shamisen & Koto : Naokoof

Place:International House
10 College Park, Davis CA 95616
(530)753-5007
http://www.internationalhousedavis.org


*You can see the Event flyer




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