JAID - Japan Artists Information Directory

Matsutoyo Sato

Instrument/Discipline: Shamisen, Taisho Koto, Guitar; Minyō-Japanese Folk Music
School (流): Matsutoyo-kai
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Matsutoyo-kai

Work Address: 16925 S. Denker Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247
Work Phone: Japanese: 310-800-0334; English: 310-400-4707
Email: marisakosugi@hotmail.com
Website: www.matsutoyo-kai.org

Do you teach? Yes                               

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

Matsutoyo Kai was established in Northern California by Matsutoyo 
Sato in 1966 shortly after she arrived from Japan. For ten years Matsutoyo Kai 
was based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1976 Matsutoyo Sato moved to the 
Los Angeles area, extending the reach of Matsutoyo Kai to the Southern California
area, where it is now based. In 2006 Matsutoyo Kai became a nonprofit 
organization. The primary objective and purpose of Matsutoyo Kai is to pass
on the traditional music of Japan and to create and leave a Japanese music legacy. 
Part of that purpose is to provide instruction in singing, shamisen, taiko, and kane
(bell) and to give public performances in Japanese folk and classical music. With
Matsutoyo Sato as Artistic Director we will continue to expand Matsutoyo Kai, 
keeping this rare "Art" of Japanese history alive.