the Cherry Blossom Ensemble

The Cherry Blossom Ensemble has been performing in venues and at festivals throughout the country for the last ten years. The ensemble includes shakuhachi, the standard thirteen-string koto and the seventeen-string bass koto. Contemporary compositions form the foundation of the ensemble’s repertoire and the music played explores the depth and breadth of the koto’s sound. The energy of the musician’s performance creates a dynamic stage presence, displaying the power and elegance for which the ensemble has become known.

Three Ballads to Hida

Hon Shirabe

Tamuke