Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and Consulate General of Japan Vancouver presented Melodies of Japan – An introduction of Japanese Music and Instruments on Saturday, November 1. Featuring Issui Minegishi (Ichigenkin), Naomi Sato (Sho), and Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute), each performer demonstrated their instruments and taught attendees about structure of the instrument, sound, and how to read sheet music.

The event was open to both VJLS students, parents, and public. People really enjoyed listening to their performance as well as their talk.