Hidè Takemoto



Official home page for Japanese classical guitarist and composer Hidè Takemoto.

Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega.

Hidè studied at Osaka College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller, Daniel Schroyens, Judith Bingham, as well as master classes of David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Michael Tröster.

Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock (X Japan, Dream Theater, Steve Vai), Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.


'West Japan Flood' Fund Raising Charity Event

Sat 1 September - Hidè will perform from 20:10-20:40 

Sat 1 September - Hidè will perform from 20:10-20:40 

SAT 1 SEPTEMBER 12:00-21:00
@ 'ZAKURA', 8 Shillingford Street, London N1 2DP, UK


Early in July, West Japan was hit by torrential rain and flood, the worst flood since 1983.
Over 200 lives have been lost. 
Thousands of people lost their homes and are in extreme condition in shelters.

'KOTOHA LONDON' will be organizing ‘Pop-up shop’ in Islington, London to raise fund.

Ticket sales are donated to Momotarou Kikin, an official foundation made by over 530 member of Okayama citizens, severly hit by flood.

The event consists of two parts.

12:00-16:00 (Free: Donation basis)

---       One to one skincare or make up session by KOTOHA LONDON.
Appointment: info@kotohalondon.com 

---       Group hypnotherapy session (13:00-14:00) and reflexology by 'Yuka Mando'
Appointment: info@yukamando.com

 ✵ All KOTOHA LONDON products are available to purchase. 

get your ticket 'HERE' ) 

16:45 Door Open 

17:10 Koto by Sakie Plunkett

18:00 Magic Show by Dr Yoshikatsu Shinozawa

18:30 Buffet by Kitchen 34 (Mizue Kanazawa) - veg, vegan, gluten-free options available

19:20 Jazz Standard by Naomi Suzuki

20:10 Hidè Takemoto 

'TICKETS': £25 + transaction fee £2.59 (excluding drink)  

✵Your donation is sent to 'Momotarou Kikin'