GSDF band takes part in Edinburgh Tattoo

UK-Japan News September 2017

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band is the first from the country to take part in the Edinburgh Tattoo—a series of musical performances by international, domestic and Commonwealth military bands—The National reported on 11 August.

The annual showcase at Edinburgh Castle saw members invited to tour the Japanese Kyoto Friendship Garden within the grounds of the city’s Lauriston Castle. The garden was built to celebrate the twinning, in 1994, of Edinburgh and Kyoto.

Soloist Michiko Matsunaga closed the band’s performance.