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Japan-related events organized by the Consulate General of Japan and by other organizations are listed on this page. For further information about events organized by other other organizations, please contact the organizers directly.


Please note the Consulate General of Japan is no longer accepting event applications for events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver as the celebration ended on March 31, 2015.  If you wish to announce your event on our website, please visit the page on Information about posting events on our website


Current and Upcoming Events





Tsugaru Shamisen Concert - A Vancouver Encore
Date: September 4
Time: 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)
Venue: Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver)
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Tsugaru Shamisen Concert - Traditional Japanese Rhythm on Three Strings

Date: September 9
Time: 7:30PM (Doors open at 7:00PM)
Venue: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria (B125, MacLaurin Building, Ring Rd, Univesity of Victoria)
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The concerts feature solo performances by Hiroshi Yamaguchi on shamisen and duo performances with guitarist Yujiro Nakajima.


About Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Hiroshi began his musical studies at the age of four with his father Koji Yamaguchi. He first studied Tsugaru Shamisen under the tutelage of Katsuhiro Chiba and began placing and winning national competitions at a young age.
In 2001 he completed his graduate degree from the Department of Traditional Japanese Music at Tokyo National Uni-versity of Fine Arts and Music.
He has performed for high profile audiences such as playing Tate Shamisen for the Imperial prince, Mikasanomiya Takahito. Hiroshi has done extensive international tours including Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, Korea, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the USA.


About Yujiro Nakajima

Yujiro started playing the guitar in 1983. He studied music with composer Hisao Omori, jazz guitar with Hiroshi Takashima, and started playing professionally around Tokyo in his early twenties. He is very much influenced by Brazilian music, has produced a solo CD of original compositions, and has also composed for TV programs. Yuji moved to Vancouver in 2005 and has been playing Brazilian music and jazz as a soloist and with groups at various venues and has been a regular
performer at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.


Past Events


The 125th Anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver - Events Calendar

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