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Jōmon-inspired Music from Aomori Japan

Earthenware flame pot. Middle Jōmon period, about 3000BC.
Excavated from the Iwanohara site, Niigata prefecture. Nagaoka Municipal Science Museum.

Partners Event, Performance
Friday 7 Dec 2012 | 6.30 pm

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the British Museum

Stevenson Lecture Theatre | £5 (members/concessions £3)
Booking is essential.

The Jōmon, Japan’s oldest known culture, are the inspiration behind Yamagami Susumu’s ethereal music, which he performs on a shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute) and a tsugaru shamisen (three-stringed instrument). He will be joined by Professors Taniguchi Yasuhiro and David Hughes, experts on Jōmon culture and traditional Japanese music.

Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission. For further information and booking, please click:

The British Museum

The Asahi Shimbun Display Flame and water pots: prehistoric ceramic art from Japan will be open so you can explore the ceramic tradition of this ancient people.

Flame and water pots exhibition at the British Museum