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With His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado-no-miya

Chatting with HIH Prince Takamado at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, after performing at a luncheon given in his honour by Ontario Premier David Peterson at Ontario Place. Toronto, May 16, 1987.

25th Anniversary Concert

With special guest artist Chikushikai incumbent 3rd generation sōke Junko Chikushi of Japan (centre) and guest artist Chikushikai Tobiume-tsukasa Dai Shihan Kazuko Muramoto of California (right) at 25th anniversary concert. Kobayashi Hall, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Toronto, August 6, 2008.

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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Ceremony for promotion to Dai Shihan rank in main hall of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. In photo: Caplan (on R in black and white skirt, performing ceremony as representative of Dai Shihan group), Sōke Miyoko Chikushi (on L, watching in yellow dress) and 4th generation sōke-in-waiting Anna Chikushi (on L beside Miyoko-sensei, watching in dark dress). Dazaifu, Japan, July 29, 2007.

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National Press Club

With Japanese Ambassador Kiyoaki Kikuchi, after performing in a salon concert sponsored by the Embassy of Japan. Ottawa, February 1, 1986.

York University Japanese Music Ensemble 2008

Japanese Ensemble's recital in Tribute Communities Recital Hall at York University's spring World Music Festival. Toronto, March 14, 2008.

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20th Anniversary Concert

With Yoko Hiraoka at Caplan's 20th anniversary concert. Flora McCrea Auditorium, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Toronto, November 29, 2003.

20th Anniversary Concert

Final solo at 20th anniversary concert. Flora McCrea Auditorium, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Toronto, November 29, 2003.

Haru Matsuri 2007

Tsugaru-jamisen performance with Aki Takahashi, leader of the Japanese folk music group TenTen, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's annual Haru Matsuri. Toronto, March 3, 2007.

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Kobayashi Hall Gala

Gala opening of the Kobayashi Hall at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Toronto, May 28, 2004.

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With Ichirō Sakamoto

Informal chat with Ichirō Sakamoto, 2nd generation co-iemoto of Chikushikai school. Fukuoka, Japan, spring 1987.

Bruce Kuwabara Gala

Gala honouring architect Bruce Kuwabara at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Toronto, February 24, 2007.

Shiseido Canada

Featured performer at Shiseido Canada's "Future Solution LX" VIP product launch. Toronto, December 2, 2009.

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With Dai Shihan Kinuko Shirane

Private performance with Kinuko Shirane, Dai Shihan member of Miyagi koto school. Toronto, 1989.

Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

Performance at the 22nd annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest at University of Toronto. Toronto, March 13, 2004.

Tokyo City Promotion 2009

Performance at Tokyo Metropolitan Government tourism event for travel professionals at Park Hyatt Hotel. Toronto, October 29, 2009.

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York University Japanese Music Ensemble 2007

Japanese Ensemble's recital in Tribute Communities Recital Hall at York University's fall World Music Festival. Toronto, November 7, 2007.

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

Salon concert at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Sponsored by UTSC Japanese Peers Network, Scarborough Campus. Toronto, March 15, 2005.

Varley Art Gallery

Featured artist at opening event for "Ukiyo-e: Inside the Floating World" exhibition at The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Unionville, June 12, 2002.