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Yuko Ogino My Favorite Japan her culture and tradition




  • Early life

    • Born in Kyoto City, and raised in its northern part near Takano river surrounded by rich suburban nature, and located close to the 5 mountains famous for Obon mountain bonfire.

    • exposure to Christianity in one of Japan's representative mission schools, Doshi-sha from junior high school to woman's college, where she graduated with a diploma in Classical Music.

  • Career in music area

    • music teacher in several high schools and in a nursing institute

    • founder and leader in a Music Therapy research institute

    • development of original music instruments for therapy purpose, in Holland

    • university lecturer in original improvisational music therapy theory

    • Arranger/Performer in a professional folk music band

    • Various composition for CM and architectural space design

    • Music production for RPG softwares



  • Social activities

    • Founder and managing director for a Music Therapy non-profit organization

    • The NPO's activity redefinition and expansion as NPO Society for Rebalance Kyoto into the area of regaining of the balance in daily life based on multi-faceted Japanese cultural tradition and good senses for beauty

    • Planning community lecture series for law knowledge,  work therapy etc

    • Planning Kitsuke visiting lectures to penitentiary institutes

    • a VOF partnership "Project Japan" to promote Japanese trad art elements for re-balancing daily life through cultural exchange 

 is a Japanese family crest. It is assigned to individuals, families or clans. This image is the kamon for the Ogino Family

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