Koto, a Japanese wooden harp, boundless tuning possibilities for multidimensional self-expression.
We cherish tradition while embracing new winds, advancing with the spirit of learning from the past to invigorate the present. KOTO STUDIO Jiyu-ryu offers the opportunity to liberate oneself from conventional techniques, discover an individual sound and expression rooted in a strong foundation. Students engage in learning Chieko Mori’s compositions and traditional music to refine their skills.
Jiyu-ryu means that the term indicates a style which includes the concept of freedom and liberation from belonging.
Once person have mastered the techniques of the instructor, are encouraged to leave school and achieve complete independence, for pursuing their individual performance and teaching activities freely. Our aim is to propel your mastery beyond the basics, helping you to embrace advanced techniques, attain a masterful playing style, and develop a personal intimacy with the instrument.
We are welcome to individuals of all levels from beginners to professionals, regardless of their diverse school backgrounds and experiences.