Kayabuki Concert

Enjoy the beautiful Japanese Countryside

And also listen to some classical music in a re-built Zen temple

The Seiler Piano Duo (Ernst Seiler and his wife Kazuko) had given recitals of music for one piano, four hands, in their re-built Zen temple in Goma for more than 40 years.

The building stems from 1784. It is straw thatched and is a National Registered Cultural Building, called “Kayabuki Ongakudo”.

In March of 2017, Ernst passed away, but Kazuko has continued her own concerts with her “Musikalische Freunde” at Kayabuki Ongakudo twice a year.

It takes about one hour from Kyoto by train to get there, and another 18 minutes to walk through rice fields to their home. The train ride offers exceptionally beautiful views of unspoiled landscape. The village of Goma is like something out of an old story book. There are some refreshments (omotenashi) served during the intermission(homemade cake and drink, as well as a rice ball (o-nigiri) )for everyone at the end of the concerts.

♪message from Kazuko Seiler♪

The green of the rice paddies and the mountains in Goma village are getting darkened by the rain.

This autumn’s Kayabuki concert series [Seiler und Musikalische Freunde ] will be a Piano Trio Concert with Mr. Thiemo and Mrs. Erika Akane Schutter from Switzerland.

Mr. Thiemo Schutter is a young, talented musician and is also an excellent musical instrument maker. In this performance we will play a violin and a cello he made himself.

A good friend, Erica Schutter is like my daughter Kio’s little sister, her mother is Japanese and she is also living in Switzerland.

After a hot summer, in September, a cool, refreshing breeze blows through the village of Goma, and the rice turns gold in the fields.

We would be delighted if you came to see our concert and could invite your friends to hear us.

Kazuko Seiler

Kayabuki concert for Autumn 2018

Trio concert of Violin, Cello & Piano

Piano: Kazuko Seiler
Violin: Erika Akane Schutter
Cello: Thiemo Schutter

Date & Time

September 29, 2018(Saturday) 11:00~ / 15:00~

September 30, 2018(Sunday) 11:00~

(Total 3 performances)


Schubert : Piano Trio No.1 Op.99
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 Op.97 “Archduke”

Concert Admission Fee

¥2,500 / person

Please let us know the date and time you could come, your name and the number of friends who would like to come with you. Please also give your E-mail address and send your application to

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timetable of Train

From Kyoto JR Station take the Sanin-Sagano Line

*change the train at Sonobe Station

Sanin - sagano
JR Line
GO Return
Kyoto to Goma Goma to Kyoto
For the performance at
9:25 → 10:05(L.Express) 13:45* → 14:53
8:58* → 10:13 14:45* → 15:53
For the performance at
13:07* → 14:02 17:26 → 18:08(L.Express)
17:47* → 19:04
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