What's New
in the
World of Shakuhachi



Yoshinobu Taniguchi
with
Michael Chikuzen Gould, Kono Gyokusui, & William P. Malm

SHAKUHACHI

http://shakuhachi.com/V-Taniguchi-DVD.html


Shakuhachi Sumi-e Paintings

Yoshinobu Ryudo Taniguchi


http://shakuhachi.com/P-Taniguchi-Sumie.html
or
http://ShakuhachiArt.com


New CD

S-T8b SO FU: Azure Wind / 谷藤 紅山

Tanifuji Kozan's first Shakulute album came out in 2004 and included eight original pieces I composed for this new hybrid instrument. On this second album, he has expanded the repertoire and range of the Shakulute by including works of some of his favorite composers. These ensemble pieces are accompanied by two pianists and a jushichiken koto player, all of who live in his hometown of Engaru in Hokkaido, Japan.

1. 尺八独奏曲「蒼風」
So Fu / Azure Wind (8:29)

2.「中山道」(いにしえの日本の街道)
Nakasen Do / Nakasen Do Road (3:47)

3.ピアノと尺八のための幻想協奏曲「ルナ」(月)
Fantasy Concerto Luna / Moon (11:39)

4.「哀歌」~沈める瞳
Aika: Shizumeru Hitomi / Elergy: Gloomy Eyes (11:09)

5. 「松尾芭蕉の俳句による三章」
Matsuo Basho’s Haiku / Three Movements (17:20)

Runtime: 52:24

Recorded in Hokkaido, Japan.

 


 



Rest in Peace
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin
(July 3, 1947 - May 29, 2017)

Founder  & Director of
Ki-Sui-An Shakuhachi Dojo


Katsuya Yokoyama


SHAKUHACHI HONKYOKU
TEACHING VIDEOS


Volumes 1 & 2


Japanese Language
with
Superimposed Subtitles
in
English, French, German & Spanish



CDs by Kaoru Kakizakai

KOTEN SHAKUHACHII HONKYOKU-Vol. 3


New Playing Guides & Collections of Sheet Music
by Masayuki Koga



New CD




New Sheet Music

Takashi Tokuyama
Shakuhachi Honkyoku Sheet Music

(In Kinko Ryu Notation)

Takashi Tokuyama is the founder of the Tokuyama Honkyoku Kai in Tokyo. He has traveled throughout Japan researching and transcribing honkyoku, some of which are rare and known only to a few surviving players.

Tokuyama has published many of the oldest known pieces of "original" shakuhachi music. His sheet music series comes in four sets which correspond to the degree of complexity and order in which the pieces are learned by students at his school.

All music is written in the Japanese cursive style and comes with an English translation of Tokuyama's notes on fingering, breath and chin technique.


4 Sets - 126 Handwritten Scores - 5 CDs
In Kinko Ryu Notation

YELLOW SERIES - Beginner Level
GREEN SERIES - Intermediate Level
RED SERIES - Advanced Level
GOLD SERIES - Master Level: "Initiation into the Secrets"

52 Newly Published Scores
including
GOLD SERIES - Master Level: "Initiation into the Secrets"


The Gold Series Master Level scores represent the most intricate and demanding honkyoku collected and arranged by Takashi Tokuyama-sensei. Hence, his belief that undertaking the study of this music initiates the player into the deepest secrets of shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku, revealed only in the process of mastering these pieces.

http://shakuhachi.com/SM-Tokuyama.html


New DVD

HIDDEN LEGACY:
Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Camps

This documentary film, using historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned to tell the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority (WRA) emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization.

This film will be the first major presentation of the existence of traditional music, dance and drama in the camps. It is possible only because Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong has been searching, researching and collecting for over 20 years information on who these artists were. She has collected interviews, oral and visual histories, as well as artifacts from the internees and relatives of internees, including teachers, students, the performers, and the incredible artists who made instruments, costumes, and the props needed for a full performance from scraps of wood, toothbrush handles, gunny sacks, paint, and whatever they could scrape up. Her own family's history with the camps led her to become a kotoist and teacher of the Japanese koto (13-stringed zither).


New CDs

2012 World Shakuhachi Festival

Kyoto, Japan


Festival Concert CDs

http://shakuhachi.com/R-2012-WSF.html


Educational Resources
for
Shakuhachi

http:/shakuhachi.com/TOC-Education.html


New Sheet Music

Volume 3 added to

Katsuya Yokoyama

SHAKUHACHI KOTEN HONKYOKU:
Practice, Techniques & Notation

Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3


22 Handwritten Scores
In Kinko Ryu Notation

3 CD Set
Performed by Yokoyama on a 1.8' Shakuhachi

24-page Playing Guide
Translated into English

Fingering Chart


New Sheet Music

Rando Fukuda / 福田 蘭童
SHAKUHACHI SHEET MUSIC

Modern Compositions
inducing all of the pieces
on the DVD
Katsuya Yokoyama Plays Rando Fukuda


(Kinko-ryu & 5 Line Staff Notation)



New Sankyoku CDs

Reiko Kimura
MUSIC FOR KOTO


New CDs

CHIKU ZA




TAKE TO IKI - Bamboo & Breath


In Memoriam

Hozan Yamamoto
(1937-2014)

Ningen Kokuho - Living National Treasure of Japan

Dan E. Mayers
(1922-2014)

President Emeritus of the International Shakuhachi Society


Tai Hei Shakuhachi Featured at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ


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