This coming weekend (September 14-16) will see e-zuka and Takita playing together Friday night, and Takita on Saturday night.
Friday night, e-zuka and Takita will be joining Kyosokarma — vocalist Taka, shamisen player KIJI — in Shinjuku. Unfortunately, tickets for this apparently went on sale in July, and it’s sold out.
Tickets might still be available for Takita’s Saturday live at the Osaka Jack Lion, where he’ll be joining guitarist Yonekawa Hideyuki, drummer Kawaguchi Chisato and keyboardist Yabuki Taku.
You can submit a request for tickets here. Be sure to include your name, your mobile phone number and number of tickets needed. Tickets are 4,000 yen in advance.
e-zuka and Takita will again be playing at Hey Joe in Yokohama this July.
In advance: 4,000 yen
Day of: 4,500 yen
Tickets can be reserved via email using the form at the bottom of the Hey Joe web site starting 6/23/2018 at 17:00. You can reserve up to 2 tickets.
FYI, the tickets sold out VERY quickly for the last show, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.
Event: 「Punchline Experiment」
Venue: Hey Joe Yokohama
Time: Doors Open — 18:00 / Show Starts — 19:00
e-zuka has apparently known Kinohachi for many years (he shares some older blog entries from 14 years ago where the two of them were together in Tokamachi).
Eagle-eyed fans may also recognize – KIJI – as the fox-masked shamisen player from the Y.W.F. live at Fuji Q back in 2012.
Kinohachi’s website lists a tour option from Japan to Beijing. Details can be seen here.
Performers: KinoHachi (shakuhachi), – KIJI – (shamisen), Takeuchi Jun (violin), Iizuka Masaaki (guitar), Takita Isamu (bass), Takayama June (keyboard) & Yoshihisa
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: Doors Open @ 18:30 / Show Starts @ 19:30 (CST)
Venue: Chinese National Library Center for the Arts (No. 33 South Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, China)