Paul Haggart 2017-02-14 13:16:47
SHAKUHACHI WORKSHOP AND RECITAL 17th FEB 2017 (The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step) This was one of this seasons best cultural events. The first of two workshops and recitals was held on the 21st of JAN 2017. A lot of people came down to Sekka Lab in Kutchan to hear this traditional instrument being played by the masters and took part in what was a truly mesmerizing experience. The Shakuhachi is traditionally used in a type of Zen practice called 'Suizen' or blowing Zen, it aligns the spirit and allows health and prosperity to occur. For those of you that couldn’t make it the second SHAKUHACHI WORKSHOP AND RECITAL is being held at SEKKA LAB on the 17th FEB 2017. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see and experience the traditional SHAKUHACHI flute. The Seirinsha (Bamboo Flute Association) led by Mr Seizan Nakajima a master of the Shakuhachi and a composer of Shakuhachi music began playing professionally in 1968, his recitals gain much acclaim, with people coming from wide and far to hear him play. WHEN: 17th Feb 2017 (Fri) 10:00 to 12:00 ACCESS Access to SEKKA Lab is easy from Hirafu. Catch the 9:30 Donan bus from the Hirafu Welcome Center to Kutchan Station. This bus arrives at 9:50 and there is a short 5 minute walk down station road to SEKKA lab restaurant and gallery. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling the following Mr Nakajima Mr Furusawa (English Speaking) Tel: 080-3816-2853 Information on the day will be available in English so please come and enjoy this unique and special event arranged by Seirinsha (Bamboo Flute Association) and SEKKA lab. ABOUT SEKKA LAB SEKKA lab is the latest project by Shouya Grigg, the founder and creator of SEKKA style. The project consists of a restaurant, cafe and bar in a rustic yet modern Japanese style. SEKKA lab opened to great acclaim on the 29th Dec 2016 and has quickly developed a place as being one of the best restaurants for dining in the Niseko district. SEKKA lab. consists of a Cafe, Restaurant, Bar and Gallery, it has been designed as a place where people can come for a casual lunch or for a well-earned break and coffee during the day and in the evenings it transforms into a moody and intimate dining space. SEKKA lab. also, features an art gallery and shop corner for those who are interested in local arts and products. Hours:10:30 until 23:00 Address:Hokkaido Abutagun Kutchan Cho Minami 1 Jyo 2 Chome 15-2 Tel: 0136-23-1139 SEKKA lab ""