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Traditional Japanese Arts performance coming to UH Hilo PAC

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Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Contact: Ken Hupp, (808) 932-7668

For Immediate Release

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo presents a performance of traditional Japanese Arts by Shamisen Master Goshiro Kineya, on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

More than 60 artists from Japan will perform classical Japanese dance, melodies and the theatrical music of Kabuki traditions on traditional Japanese instruments including Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi and Yokobue (Japanese flute).

“The artists, from all parts of Japan, are excited to share the traditions and culture of Japan with audiences in Hawaiʻi,” said Mr. Kineya. “I hope that sharing these time-honored practices will contribute, in a small way, to fostering a vibrant cultural exchange between Japan and the U.S., in particular, Hawaiʻi.”

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $20 General, $15 Discount and $10 UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, pre-sale, and $25, $20 and $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., or ordering online at

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