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Koto Playing (Japanese Harp) February 17th, 7pm - 10pm
Koto (Japanese Harp)

Performer: Jun Andou

Come join us for Happy Hour! Relax with some of our amazing drinks and settle in while listening to music courtesy of our Koto Player.
The Japanese harp, or Koto, is one of a series of Japanese classical instruments that, along with the appropriate musical scales, give Japanese music and culture its distinctive sound. The sound is produced by plucking the strings using artificial "nails" which are placed over two fingers and the thumb of the right hand. The koto comes in several different varieties. Each of the 13 strings is tuned to a different note. The note produced by each string is defined by the position of the small "stands" placed under the strings. Different songs usually require different tunings, and it is not unusual for players to use several different kotos during a performance. Notes other than the 13 can be obtained by bending the strings.
  • Koto Playing (Japanese Harp) February 17th, 7pm - 10pm

    Come join us for Happy Hour! Great drinks by Legendary Bartender Elias and relaxing music courtesy of our Koto Player.

  • The Outdoor Patio is Closed for the Season.
    July 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

    The Outdoor Patio is now closed for the season.

    The Outdoor Patio will reopen in the spring. The full menu is available on the patio by reservation only and a deposit may be required for parties of 8 or more. We periodically hold special events on the patio that only VIP customers who have signed up for our email lists are privy too. Don't forget to sign up for our Castle Club for inside deals on special VIP events.

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