Japanese theatrical group Japone announced a new addition to the company’s line-up: professional pianist and composer Yoshimi Kawai. Kawai started playing the piano when she was 4 years old at Yamaha Music School and studied at Nagoya University of Arts. In 2015, she released her solo classical album, titled heart to heart-passage of life, and released her original solo album, titled Moment…, in 2019. Currently, she is residing in The Netherlands as a musician and piano teacher.
Yoshimi Kawai said the following about her becoming part of the theatrical group: “I am just happy to work with all members of Japone in The Netherlands!! Hope this art performance group is growing more and this power will be ONE piece for peaceful earth!!”
Japone is a Japanese theatrical group that consists of eight internationally performing Japanese artists in The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. The theatrical shows that Japone presents contain many elements of beauty, drama, humour, projection art and original or remixed stories. Started out in 2016, the theatrical group has been performing at Abunai!, Kinjin Matsuri, at Seinwezen and at Patronaat in Haarlem. Furthermore, the group joined the virtual edition of AnimeCon in June 2020. This special stream got uploaded on the YouTube channel of Japone.
Two members of Japone, Utako Arakawa and Ayumi Matsuda, will perform at the 2020 edition of film festival CAMERA JAPAN in Rotterdam. The performance will take place Saturday 26 September at LantarenVenster, but is subject to change due to the current ongoing situation around COVID-19. More information will be shared soon on the website of CAMERA JAPAN.