atelier jaku

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contemporary music series Gardens: vol 3

Daryl Jamieson
utamakura 7: Shiogama
(world première)
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choreographer and dancer:
Asai Nobuyoshi

Takemoto Seiko

Sakaguchi Miwa

Date and Time: Saturday 17 December 2022 at 19:00 (doors open at 18:30)
Sunday 18 December 2022 at 17:00 (doors open at 16:30)

A sweet to take home is included in the ticket price.
Tickets are available to be purchased online from
Peatix (click here or use the QR code to the right) or by wire payment to atelier jaku directly (contact for details).

We ask that guests wear masks at all times at the venue.

   Sakuradai pool
B2 Floor
1-7-7 Sakuradai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from Sakuradai station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line.
There is no parking on-site.


There will also be a showing of
utamakura 7: Shiogama as a work-in-progress at Kyushu University Faculty of Design.

Date and Time: Sunday 11 December 2022 at 16:00 (doors open at 15:30)

Tickets: free of charge
Please reserve in advance by contacting atelier jaku directly (
contact for details).
We ask that guests wear masks at all times at the venue.

Location: Multupurpose Hall
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
Ōhashi Campus
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka
About the concert

Atelier Jakuʼs third and final concert in the ‘
Gardens’ series centres around Kawara-no-in, the site of a semi-legendary pleasure garden in 9th-century Kyoto. This lavish garden was built under the direction of the high-ranking aristocrat Minamoto no Tōru in order to mimic the famous views of Shiogama Bay (a town in Miyagi prefecture contiguous with Matsushima, which is considered to be one of contemporary Japanʼs three most beautiful locations). After Tōruʼs death the garden fell into disrepair, and for centuries its ruin was said to be haunted. In the early 15th century, Zeami wrote a nō play called Tōru, rehabilitating the reputation of Kawara-no-in as a site of beauty and enchantment, and unleashing one of his most densely literary plays.

This concert will see the world premiere of composer and director Daryl Jamieson and choreographer and dancer Nobuyoshi Asaiʼs multi-sensory reimagining of Zeamiʼs Tōru, a concert-length (90 minute) work for dancer, solo cello and featuring field recordings and video from Kyoto and Shiogama entitled utamakura 7: Shiogama. The final piece in Jamiesonʼs seven-part utamakura series, Shiogama is a culmination of nearly five years of engagement with the poetics of nature through music, field recording, scent, video, and movement.
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