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In Program Notes on April 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Everyone can enjoy practicing Kendo throughout their lives, irrespective of age or gender.
Feeling the tension and advancing straight ahead are mentally and physically refreshing.
Through rigorous training, you will improve yourself, becoming more polite and kind to others, even to your competitors, as well as to your teammates.
Kendo tournaments are full of moments of serenity before matches, courage that helps us move forward, and harmony between all living things.
We hope the kendo music will reflect this atmosphere. We also expect the music to capture the spirit of kendo.
The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF)

The title in French: ‘Pavane pour une joueuse de kendo’

Performed by seven Japanese musical instrument players
1 Ryūteki
1 Shakuhachi (standard 1.8)
2 Uchimono (Percussion) players
2 20-stringed Koto
1 Satsuma Biwa


Kendo Music

In Recordings on April 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Kendo Music

The All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) held a Kendo Music Composition Competition.
The recording of winning composition was played at the opening ceremony of the EXPO Kendo Festival, which was held in EXPO Dome, World Expo 2005 Aichi, on August 31, 2005.

IKEDA Satoru won at the competition with his music “KENSHI NO PAVANE” (Pavane pour une joueuse de kendo, for Japanese instruments).

Listen to this piece [3:06] mp3