SUNNYCON ANIME EXPO NEWCASTLE
JUNE 22nd - 24th 2018 COUNTDOWN:
JAPANESE WHISKEY TASTER 2018
The SunnyCon Anime Expo Japanese Whiskey Taster returns for 2018.
In this panel, you will get to sample a selection of Japanese Whiskeys and for 2018 we're adding a twist. This time around we will be looking at Japanese whiskey cocktails with a selection of some of the most bizarre and refreshing concoctions from the land of the rising sun.
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EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC OF JAPAN
The koto is a thirteen-stringed zither with a harp-like sound. It has been played in Japan for around 1000 years, in court orchestras and as a solo instrument. The shamisen is a three-stringed fret-less banjo like instrument, commonly used in folk music. Both are played in this performance by Michael Graham who moved to Japan in 2000 where he started to learn traditional Japanese music and since returning to the UK in 2009 and has continued to practice, perform, write and teach the music of both instruments, playing at several world music events in the North of England. As well as hearing traditional and original pieces, an explanation of the instruments and a little of their history will be discussed, with a chance afterward to see the instruments close up and ask any questions.