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Min-On Global Music Network
The Min-On Music Museums collections will be broadcast on Japanese TV program named HIRUNANDESU today 11:55 - 13:55 (JT).

The Min-On Music Museum's collections will be broadcast on Japanese TV program named "HIRUNANDESU" today 11:55 - 13:55 (JT).「ヒルナンデス!」で民音音楽博物館紹介🎹🎹
日本テレビ系列の人気番組「ヒルナンデス!」に、民音音楽博物館が2回にわたって紹介される予定です✨

放送は、
10月9日(水) 11:55~13:55
10月30日(水)11:55~13:55
となっております。

※放送日、放送内容が変更となる場合がございますので、ご了承ください。

※民音音楽博物館(東京・信濃町)は展示入れ替えのため、10月7日(月)~11日(金)に亘り休館しております。
【10/10追記】
10月12日(土)より企画展リニューアルし、全ての展示再開を予定しておりましたが、台風19号の接近にともない10月12日(土)は終日休館、10月13日(日)は午前中休館※12:00より開館予定となりました。

再開後は企画展 「小泉文夫と遙かなる音楽の旅」展2 を開催。古典ピアノ・オルゴール含めた常設展示も再開いたします。

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めざせフォロワー「1,000人‼」
皆様のいいね!とシェアをお願いします🎹🎹
民音から楽しい情報をお届けします😊😊

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Min-On Global Music Network
Min-Ons booth is ready at WOMEX 2019, held at Tampere Hall, Finland. There is the Moomin Museum at the same building.
We hope to see you here, booth No.2.94.

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Min-On's booth is ready at WOMEX 2019, held at Tampere Hall, Finland. There is the Moomin Museum at the same building.
We hope to see you here, booth No.2.94.

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Ambassador of Greece to Japan Visits the Min-On Culture Center

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The Real Group Delights Audience with Vocal Artistry

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César López Dedicates Two Original Compositions

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Colombian Teens Bring the Unique Spirit of Chirimía to Japan

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Min-On Founder Awarded Honorary Directorship

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Exhibition of Shoka Music Takes Museum Visitors Back to School

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Japan–Argentina Friendship Celebrated with Dramatic Tango

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The Betawi Cultural Institute Presents Unique Performing Arts

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Russian Group and Japanese Youths Battle It Out

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Western Japan Branch of Min-On Music Museum Opens in Kobe

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Island Youth Delivers the Beauty and Joy of Okinawan Dance

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The Ventures Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Japan Tour

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Min-On Initiates Series of School Concerts in the Tohoku Region

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Yuzo Toyama Conducts Annual Year-End Concert of Beethoven’s No. 9

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Superlative Entertainment from Mnozil Brass

Mnozil Brass  Mnozil Brass, an Austrian virtuoso brass ensemble septet, was brought back to Japan for an encore tour of 13 cities throughout Japan during the months of November and December in 2011. The seven members of this versatile group are all graduates of the...

Mariachi Del Sol Tours across Kyushu for Viva Mexico

Mariachi del Sol in concert in Kyushu Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in Mexico, a country of legendary sunshine, particularly in the Western state of Jalisco. The word Mariachi refers to a musician who dresses in a particular traje style, which includes...

Asuka Gumi Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Vigorous Drum Roll

Taiko drummer from Asuka Gumi  Maidaiko Asuka Gumi, one of the most acclaimed professional Japanese traditional taiko drum troupes, triumphed in its 20th anniversary concert at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo on December 9, 2011, following a yearlong nationwide...

Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company Expresses Traditions of Korea

The Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company Korea is Japan’s closest neighbor, and at various times throughout history the Korean Peninsula has influenced various aspects of Japanese culture, acting as a kind of cultural bridge between Japan and China. On October 31, a...

Russian Folk Ensembles Perform in Taiwan

Dancers and musicians from the Russian folk ensembles In order to realize its aim of effecting significant cultural exchange on a global scale, the Min-On Concert Association has introduced a wide range of international music culture to Japan, while also sending...

Armenian Little Singers

The Little Singers of Armenia choir The Little Singers of Armenia choir was founded in 1992, under the initiative of Mr. Tigran Hekekyan. “During the dark and cold years of the early ’90s,” Mr. Hekekyan remembered, “it was important to establish a children’s choir to...

Acting Head of Mission at Armenian Embassy Visits Min-On

Dr. Pogosyan and his wife meet with Min-On officials Representing the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan, Dr. and Mrs. Grant R. Pogosyan, advisor and acting head of mission, accompanied by Dr. Arsen Arakelyan, the interim Charge d’affaires, visited the Min-On...

INSPi Performs for School Concerts in Okinawa

INSPi perform at the Min-On School Concert in Okinawa The Italian term a cappella literally means ‘in chapel style’, and is used to describe music of specifically solo or group singing without instruments. Although originally used in reference to religious music, a...