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Restoration and Performance Upgrade of Two Vintage 1.8' Seikado / Kitahara Kozan I

  Seikado Shakuhachi Workshop

Kozan Kitahara I
初代 北原篁山

KBorn in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture on August 25, 1883. The Seikado shakuhachi workshop was established in 1908 in Osaka to fill the need for modern shakuhachi suitable as a musical instrument. In 1945, after WWII, Kitahara moved Seikado to Kyoto. Currently, his third son, grandson and great grandson are making shakuhachi.

Kozan Kitahara II
二世 北原 篁山

KBorn in 1925, was a well-known shakuhachi player in Tokyo for many years. He is a founding member of the Yonin no Kai Ensemble which was established in 1957 and recorded over 25 albums of traditional and contemporary Japanese music.



Before
Insect infested tortoise shell nakasuké rings.

After
Replaced with rings of plated silver and inlaid rattan.


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