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Toho Koto Society to Bring Japanese Music to ‘Passport’

The award-winning Washington Toho Koto Society will be featured in a “Passport to the World” series performance this Saturday, Jan. 25, co-hosted by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church. Each weekend in the series, which runs through March 1, features performances by professional musicians and dance and theater troupes representing cultures and traditions from around the globe. 

The Washington Toho Koto Society is a nonprofit group of koto players and friends, primarily in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, founded in 1971 by Kyoko Okamoto to promote the understanding and appreciation of Japanese koto music. Performances by the Koto Society can be heard at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and the group also performs regularly at the Kennedy Center and at the Smithsonian’s American Folklife Festival.

The Washington Toho Koto Society will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

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