Archives for the month of: September, 2011

ANIMATSUDA will be recording Joji Hirota’s taiko drum sounds for our 9th and 10th ouendan animation.
With Children For Children event will be our 9th.
Thames Festival Akari Lantern Festival event will be the 10th!

Joji Hirota has the new recording called “Esashioiwake”.
It’s really beautiful so please check it out!

江差追分 Esashioiwake/ Joji Hirota & The London Metropolitan Ensemble

Joji Hirota has recently visited Sendai for Tohoku earthquake charity event.
You can see some parts of the concert here!

虎舞-Toramai- arranged by Hiroyuki Kanezaki

The Prayer/ Joji Hirota with Sendai Philharmonic String Ensemble & Friends

Kokoriko Bushi/ Joji Hirota with Sendai Philharmonic String Ensemble & Friends

ANIMATSUDA joined Japan Society’s Akari Lantern Project at Thames Festival on 10th and 11th September 2011. This event took place exactly 6 months after the March earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. We don’t see as much news on the web about the area affected as before, but people still have been putting a lot of effort into the recovery and reconstruction.

The Japan Society has come up with the project to carry hand made lanterns with all the good wishes to Japan at the Thames Festival Night Carnival. The parade was accompanied with Joji Hirota’s taiko drummers and many people joined to walk together in the night of London.

ANIMATSUDA filmed the daytime session with Japan Society where there were origami and calligraphy workshops, badge and lantern making stalls.

Thank you very much for all the people who participated in our ouendan animation! We hope that your smile and heart will reach the people who have been affected by the disaster.

Photos are available to view on Picasa Web Albums.
Akari Lantern Project 10th September 2011
Akari Lantern Project 11th September 2011

ANIMATSUDA will be filming ouendan animation at Thames Festival TOMORROW and SUNDAY!

We will be filming in front of Tate Modern!!


The programme is here!