Mitsuki Dazai and Oregon Koto-Kai


Performing in the 2014 Green Show Wednesday, July 9 and solo koto on Sunday, September 14 (CultureFest Matinee).

This is her fourth season in the OSF Green Show.

Enjoy beautiful and dramatic sounds of Japanese koto music!

Koto artist Mitsuki Dazai originally trained as a Western classical singer in Japan, but turned to the koto, the traditional Japanese harp, studying both traditional and contemporary techniques. She co-founded contemporary ensembles All Sum (performing throughout Japan), and Koto Phase (performing both in the U.S.A. and Japan). She arranges and composes innovative music for the koto in many genres. She performs as a soloist at many cultural festivals. She released her first solo CD AUTUMN in 2007, and FAR AWAY...Romances for koto in 2010, working with Grammy nominee Michael Hoppe.

Mitsuki has performed in Europe, Japan, South America besides throughout US.

Oregon Koto-kai is a new group, instructed by Mitsuki Dazai. Members have passion to introduce koto ensemble music to the community.

Mitsuki Dazai on Community: The audience in the community would enjoy listening and learn about the unique instrument. Mitsuki Dazai is also wishing to collaborate with local artists or give workshop!