In collaboration with the YIS Art Department, ICJC welcomes Christopher Yohmei Blasdel as part of the YIS 2017 Visiting Presenters Program to work in the elementary school. Mr. Blasdel is a Japanese shakuhachi performer and Lecturer of Aesthetics who has lived in Japan for over 40 years. He is an Artistic Advisor for ICJC since its founding and has presented as lecturer for the ICJC Friday Night Lecture Series (2011-2012 season) and also as a special lecturer for the Grade 11 TOK class. In these special workshops, Mr. Blasdel works with the Grade 3 students (Live Performance) and Grade 5 students (Aesthetics) “Listening to Japan—The Hon'ne of Japan through its Music”. The workshop will be illustrated with performances of the shakuhachi bamboo flute.