I began learning the Koto at the University of Hawaii. I no longer have a teacher since I moved back to the mainland and I'm still a beginner, but I do my best. My presses, at the time of writing, had just begun to stop hurting and I was getting my little calluses. Mostly I practiced kojo no tsuki and a sakura variation. I was impatiently waiting for my new music books to arrive (they sat in customs for several weeks and ultimately arrived unopened (-_-) )! My koto dream for the future is to be able to play Midare and Shaei. Midare is a very famous classical piece and Shaei is an original composition by Sawai Hikaru.
I'm converting this blog to be Japanese/English bilingual. Hopefully I will find it easier to post more, as writing in English is obviously easier for me, and give fuller detail! I'll try to keep the basic concept the same but I will probably have more details in English as I want the Japanese to be as intelligable as possible (and biting off more than I can chew grammar wise helps no one!).