The history of Chikuzen Biwa (Japanese lute) dates back one hundred years. The biwa came from western Asia to eastern Asia. In Japan the sound of biwa was transformed to express the music styles of old Japanese court music, music for pleasure, bushido (code of samurai chivalry) and the arts. This will be our 15th year as Hayatomo Asahi-kai . We perform mainly in the area we are from. We preserve our history and honor the social status of the classics through our biwa performances.