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

Mirea editorial department sneaks into the art space!

Places I have been watching over the history of art and culture in Yokohama
Kanagawa Prefectural Hall

We will continue to inform you of the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall" this time! Last time I introduced you to the auditorium at the big hall. Let me show you to the stage specially this time, let us show you the true face of that spacious "sacred place" that you can not see as you normally approach. The top TOP image is just a shot of the audience seating from the stage! If you are applauded by customers in the field, that is happy.

On the broad stage. Surrounded by color cones is the part of "Seri" introduced last time. This large hall, how far the entrance is 20 meters! It is 10 meters high, 18 meters deep and 1,337 square meters in area. From 40 years ago at the time of opening, this area is this size. It seems that the theater where a full-fledged opera can be performed was few at the time, so it probably was a precious existence.

Beside the stage there is a flower road. Forty years ago, it seems that Kabuki was popular as a performance show in the public hall yet, but there are such flower roads, and it is unusual that theaters where opera can also be performed todayabout.

Well, I went to the small hall from behind the scenes from here.

It seems that the place where the performers who are waiting for their turn are waiting is where this place is called "good (garbage) gathering". This place in the performance is surely air drifting with tepid it is drifting.

As I walked back yard … I arrived in the small hall earlier. This is one of the dressing houses where the performers who appear in the small hall are used. While imagining the appearance of making a makeup in front of a mirror …,. I can not enter usually, so I was excited and excitedly dressed in the dressing room.

And we arrived at the small hall! Suddenly a "pipe organ" is appearing in front of me.

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This small hall used in pipe organ and chamber music concerts is 13 meters in frontage, 7.4 meters in height, 6.6 meters in depth and very compact compared to the big hall. But it is wonderful! Can you feel a direct sound on your skin? … It is said that breathing is transmitted … It is a hall with a different charm from a big stage.

This pipe organ was built by organ builder (people who make organ) of Johannes-Kreis, Germany in accordance with opening in January 1975. It is the first pipe organ in Japan that was established in the public hall. Basically a pipe organ ~ This is a so-called Japanese name only, strictly just "Organ", considering building size and height, of course, considering building materials and the environment, one unit is made for each building There seems to be a lot of things. There are not two same things. Only one organ in the world is waiting for you at this small hall of "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall"!

I was very lucky this day when I took the interview shooting. Because……

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Once a month, using about 30 minutes of lunch break on weekdays, she also appeared in numerous concerts both in Japan and abroad, including "Organ / Promenade Concert" organized to feel familiar with the organ easily. Yumiko Ogino, an organist who is also the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall · Advaser", came accidentally due to the inclusion of the organ! The organ is a delicate creature. In order to be able to produce the original sound of a musical instrument always in the best condition, it is necessary to "play in" between the concerts. It was a great opportunity, so I actually played it, and I also got a chance about the charm of this small hall. (Mr. Ogino, suddenly responded with a smile also to "Please comment!" Thank you so much !!!)

"The charm of this small hall is that the distance to the customer is close. Since the audience seats are set at the same height as the theater, it is an unusual feature that you can see the appearance of playing the organ carefully in the vicinity. "Organists are customers and guests are nice spaces where we can feel organists together," Yumiko Ogino said.

Starting from the lobby of the entrance, we interviewed plenty of view spots overlooking Yokohama Port, the big hall, behind the scenes, small halls. Architecture is also wonderful, rediscovering the new charm that I did not notice until now! This year is the 40th anniversary of the opening! Memorial aSince vent is also prepared, please also visit by all means.

And the performance of Yumiko Ogino who appeared is here! Why do not you wrap yourself in the majestic and beautiful organ sound before entering Christmas performance?
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Congratulation! Opening 40th anniversary!
Organ · Promenade · Concert vol.346
[Period] December 11, 2015 (Friday)
【Time】 12: 20 ~ (open at 12:00)
【Venue】 Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Small Hall
【Appearance】 Yumiko Ogino (Organ)
【Fee】 (All seats free) Free
※ We are not allowed to enter the preschool children.
【Inquiries】 Venue 045-633-3798

Kanagawa Prefectural Hall

In 1975, in a privileged environment such as Yamashita Park, Yokohama Port, Chinatown and so on, it was born as a biggest cultural facility nationwide, as a space to become familiar with international music, performing arts and art.
Mainly on artists active in the world, we hold fulfilling performances and are working on the creation and promotion of art culture.

  • Shop / Place name
    Kanagawa Prefectural Hall
  • Address
    3-1 Yamashita cho Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa prefecture
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  • Business Hour
    Opening hours: 9: 00 ~ (closing time depends on performances)