Oct 27, 2022

Now taking pre-order - Chirgilchin live in Japan 2022 album

The tour has ended and an album is coming.

The Japan tour of Chirgilchin, one of the leading ensembles of Tuvan throat singing, was held in October 2022, which was organized by Makigami Koichi, and it was a success as most shows were eventually sold out.

Now Makigami and co. are preparing a live album of the ensemble and taking pre-order.

The album is selected from the recordings of the tour. Unfortunately the albums of Chirgilchin are now hard to find and there's a huge demand of the recordings, so Makigami's effort is trying to fill the gap.

You can place pre-order through the following form.

Chirgilchin Japan Tour 2022 live CD pre-order - HIKASHU music store

Find troubling? Comment here, or use the contact form of the right bar, so we can help you safely placing the order.

The forthcoming album is scheduled to be shipped around mid-December 2022.

The tour was covered by various newspapers. This is an article by Nikkei, which is a major economic paper, equivalent to the Finantial Times from the UK. (Actually Nikkei now owns FT.)

Chirgilchin at Granship Hall, Shizuoka

Chirgilchin in Kamakura

Oct 1, 2022

Makigami Koichi organizes the Tuvan Khoomei Ensemble "Chirgilchin" Japan Tour October 2022

In October 2022, Chirgilchin, an influential throat-singing group from Tuva, tours Japan. The tour is organized by Makigami Koichi.

The dates are:

October 7 - Shinmai Media Garden, Matsumoto, Nagano
October 8 - Shinmai Media Garden, Matsumoto, Nagano (sold out)
October 9 - Granship Hall, Shizuoka, Shizuoka
October 10 - Haremame, Daikanyama, Tokyo (sold out)
October 11 - Haremame, Daikanyama, Tokyo (sold out)
October 14 - Mojo, Tokorozawa, Saitama (sold out)
October 15 - Kiunkaku, Atami, Shizuoka
October 16 - Jochiji, Kamakura, Kanagawa

(October 5 update - Oct 10 is sold out, and Oct 11 is newly added.)
(October 7 update - Oct 8, 11 and 14 are also sold out.)

Chirgilchin, meaning "dance of the air in the heat of the day" or "miracle" in Tuvan, is a group of Tuvan musicians performing traditional Tuvan music. It was established in 1996.

Currently, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created barriers not only to economic but also to various cultural exchanges.
Tuva is no exception.
Music is the greatest thing that can affect the human mind.
We can communicate with each other, even if there is a difference between countries and languages.
Friends in Russia and Ukraine, without discrimination, will always be friends.
With Khoomei, which seems to be pouring down from the heavens,
We can seek for peace from the very root of our being.

Makigami Koichi

Go see them if you have any slightest interest in it. This is a very precious opportunity for all of us. Chirgilchin is one of the top of the field, and considering the current situation, seeing them perform in Japan is itself a miracle. So go see them and experience the great tradition from Siberia. 

The most recommended date is the Shizuoka Granship concert on October 9 because of its nice acoustics.

The details of each date are as follows:

October 7&8, 2022 
"Festa Matsumoto"
@ Shinmai Media Garden
Matsumoto, Nagano
October 7 - start 19:00, 5,000yen (as a part of an act) info
October 8 - start 13:00, adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500yen info

Shinmai Media Garden, Matsumoto, Nagano  

October 9, 2022
@ Granship Hall
Shizuoka, Shizuoka
MC: Makigami Koichi
open 14:30 - start 15:00 
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen

Granship Hall, Shizuoka, Shizuoka  

October 10&11, 2022 
(update: Oct 10 is sold out, and 11 is additional date)
@ Haremame (Haretara Sora Ni Mame Maite)
Daikanyama, Tokyo 
special guest: OLAibi MC: Makigami Koichi 
open 18:30 - start 19:30 
adv 5,000 yen - at door 5,500 yen

Haremame (Haretara Sora Ni Mame Maite), Daikanyama, Tokyo  

October 14, 2022 
@ Mojo 
Tokorozawa, Saitama
support: KAMOSU MC: Makigami Koichi 
open 18:30 - start 19:00 
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen

Mojo, Tokorozawa, Saitama  

October 15, 2022 
@ Kiunkaku 
Atami, Shizuoka 
open 18:00 - start 18:30 
adv 3,500 yen

Kiunkaku, Atami, Shizuoka  

October 16 
@ Jochiji
Kamakura, Kanagawa 
open 14:00 - start 15:00
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen 

Jochiji, Kamakura, Kanagawa