KAORU KAKIZAKAI studied shakuhachi with Seido Saito and later with Yokoyama Katsuya. He graduated from the NHK Traditional Music Conservatory and is the winner of the prestigious Kumamoto All Japan Hogaku competition. He has recorded with Yokoyama-sensei on his CDs and videos and is a popular leader of shakuhachi workshops for the International Shakuhachi Training Center (Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan) in Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, WA and Denver, CO in the USA.

Currently he is research fellow at the Tokyo College of Music, full time instructor for the International Shakuhachi Kenshukan and NHK Culture Centre and President of the International Shakuhachi Kenshu-kan Chichibu School and Higashi Yamato School.

 


S-K7e. SOLO WORKS OF FUKUDA RANDO [J]

Gekko Roteki
Kikyo Gensokyoku
Tabibito no Uta
Miyama Higurashi
Fuefuki Douji

   CD $26.00

S-K7d. KOTEN SHAKUHACHII HONKYOKU-Vol. 3 [J]

Ukigumo (2.')
Shika no Tone (1.')
Hifumi Hachigaeshi (1.8)
Sagarinami (2.1)
Kumoi Jishi (1.8)
Azuma Jishi (1.3)
Takiotoshi (2.4)

   CD $26.00

S-K7c. FUDO CD [J]

Performed by Teruo Furuya, Kazushi Matama and Kaoru Kakizakai

Fudo ("Movement of the Wind")
Fudo No. 2
Fudo No. 3
Fudo No. 4
Fudo No. 5

Modern shakuhachi trio pieces composed by Kineya Seiho.

The 1960s were a golden age for modern Japanese music. Some of the seminal works of this period were the Fudo series of shakuhachi trio pieces by Kineya Seiho, which truly broke new ground. The five pieces, which were not originally envisioned as a series, were written from 1965 to 1987.

  CD $24.00

S-K7b. KOTEN SHAKUHACHII HONKYOKU-Vol. 2 [J]

Daha
Sokkan
Koden Sugomori
Reibo
Sagariha
Sanyua
Tsuru no Sugomori

Honkyoku recorded at Chichibu Muse Park Music Hall (April, 2009).

   CD $26.00

S-K7a. KOTEN SHAKUHACHII HONKYOKU-Vol. 1 [J]

Hon Shirabe
Koku (Dokyoku)
Reibo (Shoganken)
San'an
San'ya (Dokyoku)
Shingetsu
Tamuke
Yamagoe (aka Reiho)

Listen  CD $26.50

 


A Note about Pricing of CDs Imported from Japan

The price of CDs manufactured and sold in Japan are significantly higher than recordings made and distributed here in the USA. The average price for Japanese CDs is ¥3150 or, at the current exchange US Dollar to Japanese Yen rate, significantly more expensive than the cost of most American CDs. Add to this the shipping cost involved in importing these recordings. For this reason, in the past, I have hesitated to carry a large selection of Japanese CDs. However, by request and popular demand, I have changed this policy, but please don't be shocked by the sticker prices. Some Japanese artists represented on this site have are graciously offering their music at a significant discount to accommodate the world shakuhachi community. I have also endeavored to keep pricing in line as much as possible.


Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
monty@shakuhachi.com    www.shakuhachi.com

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