Kokkei Japan, Sendai


After a first meeting in 2004 between bassist Toshiya Minagawa and trumpeter Toshihumi Kikuchi, it was in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake that their two bands, Minagawa’s Tokyo-based group and Kikuchi’s Sendai-based group merged. From this May, they began a national-tour and will come to Hakodate for their first time. They have a big, big wind-instrument sound, and we think you will enjoy their powerful rhythm. In 2016, they released a CD “Celebration” to mark their 5th anniversary since their union: we are looking forward to partying together.