Coinciding with Holy Week, the festival features free concerts in the city’s monumental churches. Medieval “cantigas” along with baroque and Renaissance masterpieces coexist with the spiritual tradition of different cultures, religions and continents, performed by renowned ensembles and artists, often for the first time in Spain.
Organizer: Consorcio de Santiago
Concert "The Road of Hasekura Tsunenaga", music featuring Shakuhachi flute by Mr Rodrigo Rodríguez
Seating limited to 150.
Free activity. Requires prior ticket collection*
Rodrigo Rodríguez is a Spanish-Argentinean composer, teacher and performer of Shakuhachi. He has lived and studied Shakuhachi in Tokyo under the direction of the master Kaki-zakai Kaoru at The International Shakuhachi Kenshunkan School and with Kohachiro Miyata, one of the leaders of Shakuachi in Japan.
In Japan, the traditional Komusō monks practiced Zen mediation while blowing a long bamboo flute or Shakuhachi, as opposed to classical mediation in the lotus position or Zazen. They attained elevated states of the spirit by playing the instrument.
Santiago and Tanabe are the landmark cities of two of UNESCO’s World Heritage pilgrimage routes, the Way of St. James and the Kumano Kodo. Both cities have been working together for some time, but this year they are increasing their collaboration due to the Japan-Spain Dual Year, which celebrates 400... read more
“Spirit of Japan” Performance – Singing and Dancing by Shinto monks from Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture by the Wakayama Prefecture’s Cultural Delegation (Japan).
Venue: Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Santiago and Tanabe are the landmark cities of two of UNESCO’s World Heritage pilgrimage routes, the Way of St. James and the Kumano Kodo. Both cities have been working together for some time, but this year they are increasing their collaboration due to the Japan-Spain Dual Year, which celebrates 400 years of close relations between both cultures.
Therefore, the Japan Week in Santiago, which also coincides with the visit of an extensive Japanese delegation, from both the city of Tanabe and the region of Wakayama, is aimed at bringing Galician and Japanese culture closer and highlighting the importance of the Japanese tourist market for Santiago.
Japan Week in Santiago is organized by Concello de Santiago and Turismo de Santiago de Compostela, with the collaboration of Casa Galicia Japón, Mercado de Abastos, Wakayama Prefecture, Tanabe City Hall,... read more