"Kansha" is a Japanese word to express a deep sense of gratitude. As a fourth generation Japanese-American, my desire to express deep appreciation for my heritage was the inspiration for this project.
Traditional Japanese stories and folk songs woven with personal memories of growing up in Hawai'i form the backdrop for the original compositions on this recording. I also reflect the melding of Japanese and American influences through customary Japanese instruments along with modern Western instruments.
Item Number: EQ129
Year Recorded: 2015
Darin Miyashiro - Koto
Mariko Furukawa - Piano
Joanna Morrison-Pernela - Cello
Michael W. Perry - Narrator
Physical CD $15.99 US