This is a music duo that combines the classical guitar with the Japanese koto harp. They released their first album, Ha!, with the German record label Acoustic Music Records, receiving very positive reviews and recognition both inside and outside of Japan. When they played together for the first time their music reached a level that they could not previously imagine, discovering the melody produced by the union of the particular sound of AKI’s classical guitar and the traditional virtuosity of the thirteen-string koto played by KUNIKO. From the passionate dialogue between the strings of the koto and the guitar, a music is born that can transport the listener to "extraordinary worlds", resonating with sweetness in "the deepest of the heart". We hope that by listening to those intervals of silence −so characteristic of Japanese music and the traditional koto technique− you will feel all the strength and the emotions that these two instruments can convey in concert.
Thanks to the collaboration of the Japan Foundation.