|Gallery: Hawaii 1962|
|Gagaku performance, Honolulu
Hovhaness plays cross-legged on hichiriki in a Gagaku ensemble performing at Honolulu's Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
In his correspondence of the time, the composer enthusiastically described his experiences of playing Gagaku instruments as "awe-inspiring".
Image © Francis Haar Estate. Published at hovhaness.com by permission of the Francis Haar Estate.