“The Possibility of Gidayu – Schubert’s Demon King Listening in Harmony and Western”

Cast: Toyotaku Lotao (Ningyo Joruri Bunraku Taiu), Katsunori Kono (Baritone), Genichi Watanabe (Cellist)

Part 1: A passage from the German song Schubert’s “Bodhi tree” and other literary scenes “Sakaya no Dan”

Part 2: “BUNRAKU” and other talks on the cello × Katsunori Kono × Ogawa Eitaro baritone and piano Schubert “Maou” Gidayu talks about “Maou”

豊竹呂太夫 Toyotake Rodayu
Was born in 1947. His real name is Yuji Hayashi. Born in Yamataki Village (now Kishiwada City), Osaka Prefecture (his residence is in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City). My grandfather was the 10th Toyotake Wakatayu (3rd Toyotake Rotayu). In 1967, he became an apprentice to haruko Takemoto, the third generation, and became an apprentice, and his grandfather, Eitayu, his childhood name, was named the third generation Eitayu Toyotake. In April 1968, he performed for the first time in the mainichi hall as “Return Bridge” left Genta. In 1969, he became an apprentice to the fourth generation Takemoto Koshiji Tayu at the death of his teacher, Tatsuko Haruko. In April 2017, he succeeded to the name of Rotayu Toyotake, the sixth generation. The name announcement trick is ‘Sugawara teaching master’s book’ and “Terakoya’s dan”. He received the 47th JXTG Music Award (currently the ENEOS Music Award) in 2017 in the “Japanese Music Category”, the National Theatre Bunraku Prize Bunraku Excellence Award in 2003 and 2018, and Reiwa the 54th Osaka City Citizen’s Commendation in 2019(2019).
Click here for “Toyotaku Rotayu’s page”
河野克典 Katsunori Kono
Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and graduate school. He studied at the State College of Music in Munich as a German government scholarship student (DAAD) and studied as a researcher at the Vienna State Opera. He has won numerous awards, including the 43rd Geneva International Music Competition 2nd (no 1st place), the 37th Hertgenbosch International Vocal Competition Song Category No. 1, and the Salzburg City Prize.
Click here for the Japanese Vocal Academy member page The official website is here
Genichi Watanabe
Graduated from Toho Gakuen University after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts High School. Graduated from the graduate school. Graduated from juilliard school in 1993. He studied at Indiana University and returned to Japan in 1995. Since then, he has been active on NHK TV, as a soloist, chamber music, and orchestral player. Since 2003, he has been training in Munich, Germany for one year as an overseas dispatch member of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Established Tokyo Ensemble Guild Co., Ltd. in 2008. He is currently a member of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. My father is English scholar and critic Shoichi Watanabe.
The official website is here



Interview “Musashi Miyamoto of Truth: The Real Image of a Renaissance Giant”

Tadao Takemoto × Eitaro Ogawa

Tadao Takemoto
A Literary critic and speaker in both Japanese and French. Professor Emeritus of the University of Tsukuba and former Visiting Professor collège de France. Based on the deep dialogue between east and west civilizations, for many years, as a researcher and aide of Andre Marleau, he published translations such as “Goya Theory” and “Anti-Memoirs”, “Dialogue with Marlow”, etc., while advocating the Defense of Japanese Culture and engaging in anti-Japan activities in Europe and the United States (Japanese-English bilingual “Retrial “Nanjing Massacre”, etc.), on the way, published the French translation song collection in Paris with an eye on the elegant song of Empress Michiko, It reminds us of a great emotion and reaffirms the mission of Yamato-shin’s dew beyond the conflict.
Reiwa In November 2019, at the age of 87, he was invited to Paris to give a commemorative lecture on the occasion of his French writing “Miyamoto Musashi: The One of The Transcendental Things” (Japanese version, published near by Tsutomu Shuppan), and returned to Japan just before the new coronavirus epidemic.
Eitaro Ogawa
Representative director of Culture and Creation Co., Ltd., which hosts the Japanese Culture Salon. He is a literary critic and president of the Japan Institute of Peace Studies. Born in 1967. Graduated from Osaka University Faculty of Letters and Saitama Graduate School. He received the 18th Seiron Shinpu Award sponsored by the Fuji Sankei Group, the Special Award at the 1st Japan Revitalization Awards sponsored by the APA Foundation, and the Grand Prize in the Kodo Book of the Year 2019. His publications include “Promised Day Shinzo Abe Trial Theory” (Gentosha), Chapter 21 after Hideo Kobayashi (Gentosha), “Peace of the Emperor’s Peace: Issues in the Abe Era” (Sankei Shimbun Publishing), “The Largest Postwar Press Crime by the Asahi Shimbun” (Asuka Shinsha), “Showa History of War That Can Be Read At Once” (Fusosha), “Heisei” (Seirindo), and “New Corona” (Yasuhiko Uekubo) (Yasuhiko Uekubo) with a specific professor at Kyoto University , WAC BUNKO 327), “KokuyuHete Maz” (Seirindo), “Conservative” Declaration (Fusosha), “Reiwa’s Super (Super) Book Guide” (Asuka Shinsha) and many others.

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Friday 28ty January, 2022
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