Born in Tokyo in 1950, KIFU MITSUHASHI studied Kinko­school shakuhachi with Sofu Sasaki and the classical honkyoku repertoire of the Fuke school with Chikugai Okamoto. He was awarded the Prize for Excellence by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for his first recital (1980) and the Arts Festival Prize by the same agency for his 1989 solo recital. He was awared the Osaka Cultural Festival Prize in 1981, the 10th Nakajima Kenzo Music Prize in 1992, the Arts Festival Works Prize for his CD of works by Makoto Moroi, Chikurin Kitan, and the Yokohama Cultural Encouragement Award. He traveled to Europe as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonia in 1994, gaining high acclaim for performances in venues such as the London Festival Hall. Mitshuhashi has also become active as a producer, organising events at the Serbia Expo and Festival Asia. He has given 77 recitals to date overseas, and twenty in Tokyo alone. He holds the qualification of shihan (master) in the Kinko school, and runs his own group for shakuhachi perfomance, the Kifu Kai.


S-M 6c. FIVE PIECES FOR SHAKUHACHI CHIKURAI

1. Gosho 1 - Funda
2. Gosho 2 - Sochiku
3. Gosho 3 - Kyorai
4. Gosho 4 - Hachiku
5. Gosho 5 - Meian
6. (Shôganken)
7. Shikyoku No. 1
8. Shikyoku No. 2
9. Aki no Kyoku (Modern)

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S-M 6b. THE ART OF THE SHAKUHACHI - VOL. 2
Shakuhachi honkyoku. 
1. Echigo Reibo
2. Yamato-Joshi
3. Kyorei
4. Echigo San'ya
5. Marobashi Sugagaki
6. Taki-Ochi
7. Ajikan

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S-M 6a. THE ART OF THE SHAKUHACHI - VOL. 1
Shakuhachi honkyoku. 
1. Mukaiji
2. Choshi
3. Somakusha
4. Tsuru no Sugomori
5. Hifumicho
6. Hachigaeshi
7. Muju Shin Kyoku

 

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