Yang Yang, a research student at the university's graduate school, performed the Chinese folk instrument "Sanai (sonar)" at Osaka Music Festival (sponsored by the China-Japan Cultural Arts Exchange Association and Osaka City), and excited the audience with his penetrating tone and wonderful performance.
This musical instrument was introduced to China from the Silk Road around the 3rd century, and it has been improved and improved over thousands of years, becoming one of China's representative folk instruments. "Sanai (sonar)" comes from the Persian word “Solnar”. This musical instrument was introduced to Japan from China 483 years ago, and it came to be called “charumera” in Japanese in the early Edo era.
Yang Yang completed his master's degree at Tianjin College of Music and is an expert in Sanai (sonar) performance, having even held private concerts in China.