The 2018 Consonanze Award will be presented to the Shimaguchi Leader on October 31 at the Florence Santa Maria Novella main store!

Prior to the awarding of the Consonanze Award to 剱伎衆 Kamui Shimaguchi, the leader of 剱伎衆 Kamui Shimaguchi, who is currently touring Europe, a press release about the award ceremony was posted on the website of the Consonanze Association of Florence, Italy, the host organization of the event.

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Press Release

Florence, October 31, 2018

Consonanze, a non-profit association of psychology and related studies

2018 Consonanze Awards - The Creative Leaders

Under the auspices of Florence Città Metropolitana and Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, the award ceremony will be held for Dr. Tetsuro Shimaguchi.

For the creation, development, and formalization of swordsmanship, a new style that combines Japanese samurai traditions with Western performing arts,

The award is also dedicated to friendship and artistic cooperation not only with Japan, but also with Florence, Tuscany, and Italy.

At Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

Florence, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

Florence Città Metropolitana, under the auspices of the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella,

At the traditional Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy,

The 2018 Consonanze Awards - the main actors of creation will be honored.

This award, sent annually by Consonanze, a non-profit psychology and related studies association, is

This award is for creators who trust their "instincts", and who have won through their development, curiosity, stubbornness and innovation.

The prize is a one-of-a-kind sculpture from the collection of Mr. Paolo Staccioli, and as is customary each year, the prize will be handed over directly to the winner by Mr. Staccioli.

Previous recipients were engineer Eugenio Alphandery, Marquis Piero Antinori, Dr. Andrea Lucchesini, Professor James Bradburne, Cecilia Tessieri, and actress Lucia Poli.

Mr. Tetsuro Shimaguchi and his Kamui group will give a performance at the venue.

Music will be provided by musician and singer Miiku Kobayashi.

Dr. Tetsuro Shimaguchi will be interviewed by Ms. Nicoletta Arbusti from Consonanze, a non-profit organization, and Ms. Ikuko Saigiyama will serve as interpreter.