Hello! My name is Yuko Eguchi. I perform Japanese kouta (a song with shamisen accompaniment), koutaburi dance, and tea ceremony. I also translate written Japanese documents and serve as a Japanese-English interpreter. I hold a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.

   One of my favorite tea ceremony teachings is the expression “Ichi-go-ichi-e.” It means, treasure every moment and occasion, because it may never occur again. I value every moment I live; I respect every person I meet; I appreciate every opportunity I get, because these things happen only once in a lifetime. With this teaching in mind, I would like to thank you for visiting my website. I am glad you stopped by.

Yuko Eguchi