Notification regarding the start of the Taru Fundraising Project, an activity that supports Japanese traditional performing arts and culture
Activities to support Japanese traditional performing arts and culture, which are in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We have started the Taru Fundraising Project.
Japan's leading long-established Tsugaru Shamisen manufacturer that announced the closure as the first part of support
Decision to support "Tokyo Wagakki".
Due to the spread of new coronavirus infections, various business industries are being affected, and the inheritance of technology and culture related to traditional performing arts and music in Japan is at stake.
The influences are remarkable, as if it were to accelerate the lack of successors to those who are involved in crafting domestic musical instruments, regardless of Western countries who inherit the technology,
the inheritance of technology, traditional performing arts, and culture is in jeopardy.
Wagakki band, affiliate Ignit Management, and affiliated record company Universal Music are
In order to support traditional cultures, we have contributed part of the proceeds and contributed to band activities in order to contribute to overcoming the crisis situation.
Our policy is to maintain traditional Japanese arts and culture, and there are many areas where our supporting activities alone are beyond our reach,
By launching the Taru Fundraising Project this time, we will collect a wide range of donations and begin our supporting activities.
Using the total amount of donations collected in the first round of fundraising,
we will take responsibility for the manufacturing and repair of the shamisen in Japan, which was recently said to be out of business. We will also support the manufacturer Tokyo Wagashi with some of the leading manufacturing technologies in Japan.
(Tokyo Wagakki and Wagakki Band)
This time, "Tokyo Wagakki", which we have decided to be supported first by the Wagakki band Taru Fundraising Project, is
Founded 135 years ago, the largest shamisen manufacturer with 50% to 60% share of the shamisen market, and knows no one within the industry,
In addition to the slump in demand and the shortage of successors, the current attempts to reduce the impact of coronavirus and the fact that 80 year-old Katsuhiro Otaki will decide to close the business on August 15th,
we have wondered if the members of the Wagakki band saw the report by the Tokyo Shimbun, and I wondered if I could help the business,
so we have decided to launch this Taru Fundraising Project.
The other day, a member visited the company and reported to Otaki about the launch of the project.
Tokyo Shimbun: The shamisen "Tokyo Wagakki" is going out of business "Voice to help", voices wishing to continue]
[Wagakki Band Taru Fundraising Project First Tokyo Wagakki Support Program]
1 . Live audience held on August 15th (Sat) and 16th (Sun)
We donated a portion of the proceeds from "Wagakki Band Midsummer Great New Year Party 2020 Yokohama Arena: Bridge of Heaven"
2 We also set up a fundraising barrell at the venue of "Wagakki Band Midsummer Great New Year Party 2020 Yokohama Arena: Bridge of Heaven" to implement the Taru Fundraising.
3 We have established an online donation reception for the Japanese musical instrument band “Taru Fundraising Project
4 We are accepting donations via bank transfer
Wagakki band donation account
Bank name: Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ
Branch: Shinjuku Branch (341)
Account type: Standard
Account number: 0667289
Account name: Japanese musical instrument band donation account
5 At the "Wagakki Band Midsummer Great New Year Party 2020 Yokohama Arena: Bridge of Heaven Balls", we held the
reception for the online live distribution LINE LIVE-VIEWING (domestic monopoly distribution in Japan) and ZAIKO (monopoly overseas distribution) billing system and donations.