Traditions and customs of Japan
Traditions and customs of Japan The population of Japan (125 million) and 99.4% Japanese, and Koreans, Ainu, etc. nationality. The official language is Japanese. Also a widespread knowledge of English…

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The cherry blossoms in Japan
The sky to the ground Joined plexus in a shaky — Influx in sea fog Penetrated the flowering crown Sakura mountain. Culture holidays in Japan are very interesting, sometimes even…

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This amazing Japanese jazz

mqdefault“What is jazz?” The question after the speech on the stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic journalists asked the talented young pianist YUKO Okamoto. The question seems so simple, however, and is the most difficult, because jazz is music that do not fit into the framework and canons, the music of inspiration that reflect the soul, the character and mood of the one who writes or performs. And that’s why jazz is considered to be contemporary art, consistently reflects the culture and traditions of the country of the author.

“What is jazz?” The question after the speech on the stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic journalists asked the talented young pianist YUKO Okamoto. The question seems so simple, however, and is the most difficult, because jazz is music that do not fit into the framework and canons, the music of inspiration that reflect the soul, the character and mood of the one who writes or performs. And that’s why jazz is considered to be contemporary art, consistently reflects the culture and traditions of the country of the author.

It certainly could feel Ukrainian audience on the concerts “Quartet YUKO Okamoto”. In original compositions YUKO sounded lyrics, the subtlety and sophistication of the Japanese soul, which has consistently won over audiences, Continue reading