Kozan Ishikura(SHAKUHACHI) / Kaori Ishimoto(KOTO)
SHAKUHACHI is Japanese Bamboo flute.
Tokyo University of the Arts(national university of Japan), Master’s Degree
She is a member of the following groups: Miyagi-kai Kyoushi(Master), Fukami Hougaku Kai, Mori no Kai, and Dousei Kai.
Ishimoto Kaori was born and raised in Tokyo.
Under the tutelage of her aunt, Fukami Satomi, she started learning Koto at the age of 6 and then started learning Japanese vocal and Shamisen arts during high school.
In 2008, she attended a Japanese and French cultural exchange program.
In 2012, she performed at the reception of the IMF World Bank’s annual general meeting.
In 2014, she graduated Tokyo University of the Arts(national university of Japan) of Performing Arts with a specialization in Koto music.
During her studies she won the Imperial Palace Contest as well as a Dousei Kai vocal recital prize.
She went on to perform at the university’s Dousei Kai recital for new professionals.
Further, during this year she also had the honor of performing in front of the Japanese Emperor inside the Imperial
Music Hall within the Japanese Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo.
In 2015, she was called upon for a workshop by the British Royal Academy of Music and performed at the British and
In 2016, she finished her Master’s Degree at the Tokyo University of the Arts(national university of Japan).