Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday Night

Thursday Nights: Japanese Flute Serenade

Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum. Mix and mingle with friends old and new, explore the galleries, and enjoy the ethereal and evocative sounds of the Japanese bamboo flute. 

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Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum. Roam the galleries and discover your favorite artwork, mix and mingle with friends old and new while savoring a drink and a bite to eat, shop the boutique, and unwind to the sounds of local musicians. On Dec. 9, master flautist Masayuki Koga will serenade you with the evocative and ethereal sounds of the Japanese bamboo flute (shakuchachi). Koga will play both traditional pieces as well as his own compositions.  


Masayuki Koga is a master shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player and teacher and the founder and director of the Japanese Music Institute in Berkeley, CaliforniaHstarted learning the Kinko school of shakuhachi with his father, Kiichi Koga, and then studied both the Kinko and Tozan schools with Kazan Saki in Tokyo. He has performed in most major cities in Canada, Germany, and Japan. Koga collaborated with new age musician Kitaro on a Grammy-nominated CD project, represented Japan at the World Cultural Festival in Cuba, and performed solo at the World Shakuhachi Festival in Kyoto.  

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Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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