TOSHIMITSU ISHIKAWA studied Kinko-ryu shakuhachi music and other classical honkyoku under Tajima Tadashi and Yokoyama Katsuya. Besides his personal work which focuses on the classical honkyoku and the music of Fukuda Rando, he also participates in the shakuhachi ensemble, Fudo (children of the wind), with Yonemura Reisho and Okada Michiaki. Besides being a member of the Orchestra Asia "Japan Ensemble" and a representative of the Osaka Hogaku Solisten, Ishikawa also presides over his own organization, Ishi no Kai, periodically holds training classes for the public, and is a permanent lecturer of the International Shakuhachi kenshukan.

S-I1d. IKKAN KEN-MEI - Vol. 2 (IN DEAD EARNEST) CD I $18.50
This CD of the classic "honkyoku" pieces that have been taught in Yokoyama Katsuya's school, would be the most suitable for your self education, as the instrument used here is the shakuhachi of the most common length, isshaku-hassun (1.8' - Key of D).
1. Sokkan
2. Takiochi
3. Tsuru no Sugomori
4. Daha
5. Sanya
6. Shingetsu
7. Azuma Jishi
8. Reibo


S-I1c. IKKAN KEN-MEI - Vol. 1 (IN DEAD EARNEST) CD I $18.50
This CD of the classic "honkyoku" pieces that have been taught in Yokoyama Katsuya's school, would be the most suitable for your self education, as the instrument used here is the shakuhachi of the most common length, isshaku-hassun (1.8' - Key of D).
1. Yamagoe (Going Over the Mountain)
2. San An (Safe Childbirth)
3. Nezasa Shirabe (Original Tuning of the Nezasa Sect)
4.Koku (Empty Sky)
5. Koden Sugomori (Nesting of the Crane"original version")
6. Tamuke (Offerings)
7. Sagariha (Hanging Leaves)
8. San Ya (Three Valleys)
9. Hon Shirabe (Original Tuning)

S-I1a. JAPAN: SPLENDOUR OF THE SHAKUHACHI [I] CD $18.00
With Michiaki Okada & Reisho Yonemura. Kinko & Koten honkyoku.
S-I1b.
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CHAMBER MUSIC [I] CD $19.50
Nihon no Oto Ensemble, featuring Tadashi Tajima and Toshimitsu Ishikawa on shakuhachi, play honkyoku duets and sankyoku pieces with biwa, shamisen, koto & voice.


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