|Corporate name||Imagine Oneworld, Inc.|
|The board of directors||Representative Director:Yoshimasa Takakura
|Location||31-9 Chuomachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
3-5 Kanda jinbocho,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo Metropolis
|Description of the project||
|Scale of the project||Production cost of KIMONO \3hundred million(Kimono \1million+Obi \ half million×196 Countries)
Exhibition cost 50 million
|Termof the project||2014～2020|
CONCERT for U.S.A
About “IMAGINE ONEWORLD CONCERT for U.S.A”
The show which combines traditional Japanese kimono and music performed with Japanese musical instruments.
The kimono which embody the splendor of each country’s history and culture, were all created by prominent Japanese kimono craftsmen using traditional dyeing and weaving techniques.
The music is performed with Japanese taiko drums, the shakuhachi (bamboo) flute, and piano, all of which blend together to create a truly unique and entertaining show. The song “America,” composed specifically for these shows, will be performed along with other Japanese influenced music to express the message of IMAGINE ONEWORLD.
Nobushi/ Wadaiko (Japanese drums)
Nobushi is a Japanese drum performance group representative of Japan. They have attracted many people with their heart-gripping beat of the drums and their memorable performances.
2008: Performed at a sumo tournament held in Los Angeles.
2009: Performed during the Chinese New Year in Taiwan.
2011: Played at the Taiwan World Drum Festival, and at the Mialoi Lantern Festival.
Kohzan Yamazaki /Shakuhachi (bamboo) flute player
Yamazaki is the grand master of the Tozanryu-chikurinken, a school of shakuhachi.
Yamazaki has performed with various artists from Japan and other countries on TV, radio, recordings, and overseas performances.
In addition to playing traditional shakuhachi music he also performs outside the boundaries of Japanese music.
2001 onwards: Yamazaki has been part of the “Yoshida kyodai” (Yoshida brothers) unit that plays the Tsugaru shamisen. He participated in recordings and toured around Japan and abroad.
2007: Performed with Terumasa Hino,a leading saxophone player, at the Sufukuji Temple Music Festival. The same year Yamazaki also performed at the UNICEF Charity Show held at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Makiyo Mimura/ Contemporary music artist
Mimura studied under a number of musicians ranging from the piano, music theory, to composition.
She has mainly been performing her own music in a variety of live performances including improvisations, collaborations with other art forms such as paper cutting, and concerts for children.
Mimura also makes chamber music using traditional Japanese instruments, such as the shamisen (a guitar-like instrument) and shakuhachi (bamboo) flute.
As a composer of today, she continues pursuing music of this age as well as performing it.
1991: Performed original scores with the China Central Symphony Orchestra.
1992: Performed original scores with the National Mongolian Orchestra..
2014: Released a new CD “Oru” with feat.kohzan (KohzanYamazaki
Hideki Tsutsumi/ A-HEAD RECORDS
Hideki Tsutsumi is a music and event producer who also works with Victor Music Arts.
He launched A-HEAD RECORDS with Koji Masuda in 2013 in his hometown of Fukuoka as a project to produce visual images and music contents.
In 2014 his company produced the CD “Oru” by Makiyo Mimura.
Tsutsumi is a producer for musicians such as Makiyo Mimura, Kohzan Yamazaki, and Nobushi. His company A-HEAD RECORDS is now collaborating with IMAGINE ONEWORLD KIMONO PROJECT through music and motion graphics.
Members of miss JAPON are models for the “miss JAPON project” based in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, which aims to help nurture and care for people through their activity specifically wearing kimono.
Each members chosen by an audition every year undergo lessons in wearing the kimono and visit traditional industries at their sites, so that they can grow to represent Japan as people carrying beauty both inside and out.
Their catchphrase is “to become beautiful Japanese who shine abroad.”