On March 15, the commendation ceremony of Kobe Kachoen senryu contest and the flower garden concert 'flute & piano ensemble / talky flute playing singer Aiko Minato' was held.
The first picture shows the commendation ceremony of senryu(traditional Japanese seventeen-syllable poem) contest. The contest, with flowers and birds as its theme, was held at the end of last year and we received thousands of entry. Thank you.
Each winner was given a testimonial and commemorative goods.
If we hold the contest again, please feel free to make an entry.
Next to show you is the 25th Flower Garden Concert.
The first performer was Aiko Minato, 'talky flute playing singer'. Her performance was very fun;she played many tunes with various kind of flutes over humorous talking.
Kana Watanabe, the flute player.
Koshi Matsumoto, the piano player. Piano was played for the first time since 18th.
They played the following tunes together;
-Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Infanta
-Faure, After a Dream
-Faure, Dolly Berceuse Op.56
Tunes of piano solo by Mr. Matsumoto were follows;
-Liszt, Love Dreams
-Chopin, Puppy Waltz
Mr. Matsumoto playing Puppy Waltz.
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