In 2019, we celebrated 10 years of the annual Experience Japan Festival at Farmleigh in Dublin. This year the festival invited Tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Sawada and the taiko and shinobue group with Hiro Hayashida, Luke Takahashi and Miyu Kobayashi. As well as the main festival day, we performed at the Smock Alley Theatre.
Other events included a performance at the Asian-Irish Culture Festival at the Harbour Bar in Bray.
The European Shakuhachi Society Summer School took place at the Oriental Museum in Lisbon. The guest performers and teachers included Zennoji Keisuke, Kodama Hiroyuki and Kuroda Reison.