Last year, Niibori Guitar Orchestra was designated to play in 'World Peace Prayer Ceremony' in Honolulu, and successfully accomplished it. We felt very honorable to hear that the representatives of various nations said that our heartwarming sound suited the ceremony very much and would promote world peace. We would like to participate in such international events as many as possible this year too.
In 1997, Niibori Guitar Group has made great effort so that people in overseas could know and enjoy guitar orchestras together. For example, Japan Educational Guitar Association was reorganized as International Guitar Orchestra Association, and it opened for people in overseas the way to be a member. Summer Seminar changed the name to International Guitar Festival, and people from America and China were specially invited for it. Also in the candle concert tour (charity concert), a famous Chinese accordionist joined our guitar orchestra and presented great performance. The newly published magazine "The Guitar Orchestra" and our web page "Niibori Guitar World" were both made in English and Japanese. I believe these efforts would bear fruit before long in the world.
Niibori Guitar Group's theme for 1998 is "Foster conductors who can build a bridge over the world by music". We believe that conductors should be fully aware of music's effectiveness for world peace. We would like to foster conductors who can promote world peace by music. I have already established an organization to foster conductors, and opened a training facility in Kawasaki last year. I would be very happy if conductors who leaned conducting there will form guitar orchestras by armatures all over the world and promote heartwarming society by music in the future.
First of all, in cooperation with towns and cities, we will stand bulletin boards to notice people our activities. We would like to have lots of concerts and events that would enrich people's life. Guitar orchestra sound by Niibori Method will surely heal people's hearts and awaken the universal wish for peace within the heart of humanity. I wish you to join us and make our dreams come true together.
Please accept my best wishes for a healthy, prosperous, and happy New Year to you.
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