Culture and the Arts
Supporting the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (Japan)
Epson has been a special corporate sponsor of the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival held every summer since 1992 for about a month in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano, Japan. In this way we contribute to the development of music and the arts. As part of the festival elementary school children and children from special-needs schools in Nagano Prefecture have been invited for the last ten years to Concert for Children by young performers for the education of young people. For children who have few opportunities to listen to live orchestras, the Concert for Children program can spark an interest in classical performances. In addition, local children take part in a brass band parade and a joint recital, making this a rich local festival.