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2018.04.12

"Kanagawa Prefectural Hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (2/2)

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The mirea editorial department infiltrates the art space!
ART SPOT FILE-No.2

A place that has continued to watch the history of art and culture in Yokohama
Kanagawa Prefectural Hall

We will continue to show you the Kanagawa Prefectural Hall! Last time I introduced you to the auditoriums of the Great Hall. This time, let's take a special stage and show the real face of this spacious “sacred place” that you can't usually see close to. The top image above is just a shot from the stage, looking at the audience! It would be happy if you could applaud from full customers.


On a wide stage. The area surrounded by color cones is the "seri" part that was introduced last time. This large hall has a frontage of 20 meters! It is 10 meters high, 18 meters deep, and has an area of 1,337 square meters. This area has been around forty years since its opening. At that time, there were only a few theaters where full-fledged operas could be performed, so it would have been a valuable presence.


There are flower paths on both sides of the stage. It seems that Kabuki was set up 40 years ago because of the popularity of Kabuki as a performance in public halls, but it is said that theaters with such flower paths and operas are still rare today.thing.

By the way, we went from behind here to the small hall.

It's called "skillfully" and it's where the performers waiting for their turn are waiting. This place during the performance will surely have a tingling air.


As I walk down the backyard ... I arrive at a small hall. This is one of the dressing rooms used by the performers in the small hall. While imagining a make-up in front of a mirror, ... I couldn't usually enter, so I was excited and excited to shoot the dressing room.

And we have arrived at the small hall! Suddenly a "pipe organ" appears in front of you.

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This small hall, used for pipe organs and chamber music concerts, is 13 meters in width, 7.4 meters in height, and 6.6 meters in depth. But that's wonderful! It's a hall where you can feel the sound directly on your skin ... your breathing ... your big stage is full of charm.


The pipe organ was built by Johannes Kreis's organ builder (organ builder) in January 1975. It is the first pipe organ in Japan installed in a public hall. Basically a pipe organ-this is a nickname for Japan only, and strictly speaking, an `` organ '' is made one by one according to the building, taking into account the building materials and the environment, as well as the size and height. There are many things. No two are the same. Only one organ in the world is waiting for you in this small hall of "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall"!

I was very lucky this day when I started shooting. Because……

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Once a month, he has participated in numerous organ concerts in Japan and overseas, including the Organ Promenade Concert, which was designed to make the organ easy to get acquainted with about 30 minutes during weekday lunch breaks. Organist Yumiko Ogino, who is also the “Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Advisor”, came by accident to play the organ! Organs are delicate creatures. In order to always be able to produce the original sound of the instrument in the best condition, it is necessary to “play” between concerts. Because it was a great opportunity, we actually played and also gave us a little bit of the charm of this small hall. (Thank you, Ogino-sensei, for responding to the sudden "Please comment!" With a smile!)


"The appeal of this small hall is that it is close to customers. Since the audience seats are set at the same height as the stage, it is a rare feature that you can see the organ playing carefully nearby. Organists are customers, and customers are organists, it is a wonderful space that can be felt close together. ”(Interview with Yumiko Ogino)

Starting from the lobby of the entrance, we covered a lot of view spots, large halls, behind the scenes, small halls overlooking Yokohama Port. The architecture is also wonderful, and new charms that have not been noticed before are rediscovered! This year is the 40th anniversary of its opening! Commemorative iVents are also available, so please come and visit us!

And here is the performance of Yumiko Ogino who appeared! Before celebrating Christmas, why not wrap yourself in a magnificent and beautiful organ sound?
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Congratulations! Opening 40th anniversary!
Organ Promenade Concert vol.346
[Date] December 11, 2015 (Fri)
[Time] From 12:20 (opening at 12:00)
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Small Hall
[Cast] Yumiko Ogino (Organ)
[Price] (All seats free) Free
* Preschool children are not allowed to enter.
[Contact] Venue 045-633-3798

    In 1975, in the blessed environment of Yamashita Park, Yokohama Port, Chinatown, etc., it was born as one of the largest large-scale cultural facilities in Japan, and as a space familiar with world-class music, performing arts, and art. We hold a variety of performances, centered on artists active in the world, and work to create and promote art and culture.

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      Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama City Naka-ku Yamashita-cho 3-1
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      045-662-5901
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      Opening hours: 9: 00 ~ (Closed time depends on performance)

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