Japanese Overseas Series

Japanese Overseas Series

Min-On has played a major role in introducing Japanese culture abroad. To date, numerous Japanese musicians and dancers have been sent to other countries by Min-On, among them leading musical and theatrical groups such as Kikunokai, Minbunren, and Maidaiko Aska-Gumi, as part of Min-On’s mission to conduct significant worldwide cultural exchanges. These overseas tours, which have featured regular cooperation with the Jeunesses Musicales de France (JMF) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), aim to enhance appreciation of Japanese culture overseas and contribute to mutual exchanges.

Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Series
(136 installments)

Overseas Series, Kiku-no-KaiOverseas Series, Kikunokai Daiko Drum PerformanceTaiko drum performance Kikunokai  Malaysian Dancers  Exchange in 1988Kikunokai Malaysian Dancers Exchange in 1988
1966 First US tour by King’s Roar Orchestra, Hiroshi Moriya, Fumiyo Fujimoto and Kikunosato Onoue
1973 India tour by Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dance Group)
1976 Tour in the Republic of Hungary and the People’s Republic of Bulgaria by Min-Bun-Ren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)
1988 Collaboration and joint performance tour in Malaysia between Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dancing Group) and the Malaysia National Folk Dancing Company
1989 Concert France-Japonais de Musique Contemporaine in Paris by Teizo Matsumoto, composer; Akira Miyoshi, composer; Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor; and Minoru Nojima, pianist
1989 Europalia Festival ’89 in Belgium by Minbunren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)
1991 Min-On Vienna Week, conductor Jun’ichi Hirokami, violinist Yuzuko Horigome
1991 France tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe) in cooperation with the Jeunesses Musicales de France (JMF)
1991 UK tour (Japan Festival in UK) by Kikunokai (Japanese Dancing Group)
1992 Egypt tour by the Japan Arts Ensemble
1993 Lecture and lessons in Egypt by violinist Takeshi Kobayashi
1994 Taiwan tour by Japanese singers, tenor Kiyoshi Igarashi, soprano Marie Igarashi, and soprano Kyu Gyokuran
1995 Spain performance tour by Minbunren (Japanese Folk Arts Association)
1996 Nepal tour by Kikunokai (Japanese Traditional Dance Group)
2000 Netherlands tour by the selected young Japanese virtuosos (friendship exchange with the Princess Christina Concours Foundation)
2002 Taiwan tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe)
2008 Netherlands tour and friendship exchange concerts with the Princess Christina Concours Foundation by award-winning young Japanese virtuosos: violinist; Airi Suzuki, pianist; Machiko Masazumi, Tsugaru-Shamisen; Shou Asano, and flutist; Seiya Ueno
2008 Taiwan tour by Maidaiko Aska-Gumi (Japanese Drum Troupe)