SORA & THE NORTHERNLIGHTS ORCHESTRA from HOKKAIDOMusic Performance
A collaboration unit with Hokkaido’s leading illustrator, picture book writer Sora, and a guitar duo “The Northern Lights” and “Tokotoko” that support Sora’s storytelling with live BGM performances based on the theme of “Music Education”.
“Kanto” (Lanterns borne by a bamboo pole) which is designed to look like rice ears, is about 12m high and weighs about 50kg. The appearance of the lantern swaying in the summer night sky creates a courageous and fantastic sight. It is held every year as a festival to wish for a good harvest.
Hirosaki Neputa Manji KaiTraditional Performance
Established in 2010, we have been conducting performances such as Hirosaki Neputa operation and festival music in Tsugaru native district at events in and outside the prefecture including Hirosaki City. The Honolulu Festival is our representative overseas activities, we have received the Best Service Award from the Honolulu Festival Foundation and have been highly evaluated locally.