Sharing My Culture With My Harp (part 3)

  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Here, I want to share my cultural heritage and stories to heighten cultural awareness in my community.

Our Plan

My sister and I performed at the Japanese Friendship Garden for the Seijinshiki in January of 2022. A Seijinshiki is a coming-of-age ceremony celebrating people around the age of 20. Also, my sister and I talked about the harp and the history behind this traditional instrument as well as performed a few pieces together.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

I was able to perform for around 100 people.

Through this project I/we learned:

I can teach others about my koto and the culture even through short and small performances.

What I/we might change:

I would like to practice my public speaking more.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part was being able to perform and talk about the Koto with my sister.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Fun fact: the Koto is made by a type of wood called kiri.

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