Mary Hirtzel was born in Kyoto, Japan. She studied the taishokoto under Master Kinritsu-Jun and obtained the master's name of Kin-Jun-Setsu in 2001. She has performed at a variety of cultural functions in Buffalo, New York; San Francisco, California; Toronto, Ontario; and Japan. She is currently in the process of forming a group combining the taishokoto with western musical instruments such as guitar and drums.
To learn more or to arrange for a performance, contact Mrs. Hirtzel through Kyoto Tours and Translations, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.