Just sixteen years old, Morikawa is a koto prodigy. The big hope for being able to do for the koto, what the Yoshida Brothers did for the shamisen; that is turn an ancient forgotten instrument into something cool and new for the young. Compositions are by deceased contemporary koto master Tadao Sawaii, and his son, Hikaru. Certainly Morikawa is talented, combining finesse and delicacy with speed and power. The only quibble is she starts each tune with a short pretentious poetry reading, which becomes increasingly annoying. Other than this, a remarkably confident first album.