Sites & Events
Arts at Tenri, in conjunction with KYO-SHIN-AN ARTS, presents a series of concerts featuring Japanese chamber music in the acoustically superior and intimate setting of the Tenri Cultural Institute, located in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. Please click on the link above to see the next concert in the schedule.
Ki-Sui-An Shakuhachi Summer Camp West Chester, PA. [ Annual Event ]
Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies Colorado. [ Annual Event ]
Here you'll find shakuhachi flutes made by Ken LaCosse of San Francisco, California. Mujitsu Shakuhachi are played by students, teachers and professional musicians throughout the world. These shakuhachi are made using a traditional hand adjusted bore technique.
Bamboo Supply for Shakuhachi Making
Note: The poles in my county (anji county zhejiang province China) owns the best quality bamboo poles for making shakuhachi. I can also provide you black and speckled bamboo poles for making flutes. If you need high quality bamboo poles to make shakuhachi, pls feel free to tell me.
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Bamboo-In Shakuhachi Retreat Centre
Chords Canada - Traditional Japanese Musical Instruments
Haiku Bamboo Nursery
Beside grow Bamboo plants, am Bamboo Craft maker and Shakuhachi maker. Carry high quality bamboo poles - Japanese Madake and Taiwan Madake for Shakuhachi. I Harvest Bamboo Poles (from my Nursery) every year to dry/cure/treated or untreated. I Hand pick, Root End Treated and Non Root End done either Treated or left untreaded.
Display in BAMBOO POLES WAREHOUSE 20 Tuttle Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open Monday-Friday 9-5. 1(828) 685-3053. Come in to inspect and pick your own poles.
OSHIMA BAMBOO SCHOOL have class "How to make Shakuhashi flute".
Ho Setsu Shakuhachi
Hogaku Journal (Japanese)
Tai Hei Shakuhachi (shakuhachi.com)
Dan is doing an awsome job of collecting and organizing various shakuhachi related web pages. Check it out for a wide variety of links to articles and other information.
Kyo-Shin-An Arts is dedicated to the integration of Japanese classical instruments—specifically shakuhachi, koto and shamisen—in Western classical music. Kyo-Shin-An Arts is facilitating, commissioning and producing new works and concerts that bring forth the outstanding virtuosity of the Japanese tradition within the context of chamber ensembles and orchestras. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of Western and Japanese classical music, Kyo-Shin-An Arts’ projects capture the energy sparked by cross-cultural collaborations between two highly structured, formal disciplines in a contemporary context.
Japanese and Western classical music traditions share a great many things; adherence to structure, long histories of musical evolution, and a significant range of distinct periods and styles as well as music of breathtaking beauty. The training in both disciplines is rigorous and high standards prevail for both performance and composition. Despite obvious differences in form and sonority, these traditions also display many similarities and can be remarkably compatible.
In the past there have been notable occasions in which these unique forms have been merged, but now the time has come to truly establish a musical legacy that incorporates both cultures.
In the 1940s, the American composer Henry Cowell was possibly the first Westerner to study Japanese music and write compositions that featured Japanese instruments. The well-known composer Toru Takemitsu began to explore this creative direction in the early 1960s, when his colleague and friend John Cage inspired him to discover his own Japanese classical tradition. His concerto for biwa and shakuhachi, November Steps, was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1967, under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. He wrote a second concerto for the same instrumentation in 1973. At the time there were few artists capable of playing the work and thus performance opportunities were limited.
Over 35 years have passed since then, and today, a significant number of performers of Japanese traditional instruments around the world excel in both the Japanese and Western classical traditions and are fluent in both styles of musical notation. Many of these artists (who can be found living in the United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia) share the virtuosity of the best performers in the Western tradition. There is also a critical mass of interest in bringing these two sophisticated traditions together in concert. A significant number of contemporary composers – both Japanese and Western – have already ventured in this direction. The Kyo-Shin-An Arts project however, is the first formal, high-profile program in this arena.
To accomplish its goals, Kyo-Shin-An Arts is working internationally with great composers, virtuosos from the Japanese tradition, and top Western ensembles to create artistic partnerships and perform the new repertoire. The commissions may include chamber or orchestral works, concertos, tone poems or song cycles. Kyo-Shin-An Arts will commission the music and assist with guest artists’ fees, travel and related expenses, as well as program administration. Performing partners will include the works as part of their regular season.
Myoan Shakuhachi Blog
Shakuhachi Playing Tips by Kaoru Kakizakai
Welcome to the Shakuhachi World
The Association for International Exchange of Japanese Music was established in 1988 to make Japanese traditional music, classical pieces to modern compositions,accessible to international music lovers all over the world. Since then, the association has had various activities such as overseas concerts and multimedia database of Japanese music on internet. It's board consists of prominent players and musicologists and they have several grants that they use to promote their activities and extened their database.
Bay Area Shakuhachi School
Bruce Jones' Shakuhachi Mailing List Archive
European Shakuhachi Society
Become a member and learn about upcoming events on the European Shakuhachi Society website at ESS
Join the ESS Shakuhachi Forum
Visit our mailing group
Join our Facebook group.
International Shakuhachi Kenshukan (Japanese)
Japanese Music Institute of America
Koto no Koto
Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Dojo
Students learn in the Japanese style, facing the teacher and first singing then playing the music together. Historically, traditional music was taught entirely by rote, with the student copying everything the teacher played by ear. At Kyo-Shin-An, the spirit of this method is maintained but with contemporary modifications, such as using notation, and with comments and suggestions to improve playing.
In the course of study, students learn to play 41 pieces of honkyoku (Zen Buddhist traditional music), 45 sankyoku pieces (chamber music played with koto and shamisen), and numerous folk songs. Upon completing this curriculum, a licensing course (which involves playing the music upside down and “teaching” it to the teacher), and a public performance, students will earn a Jun-Shi-Han Associate certificate and receive a Japanese name.
Nyoraku Sensei is a Grand Master of the Jin Nyodo lineage, having learned from Kurahashi Yoshio, Mitsuhashi Kifu, Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin, and Keisuke Zenyoji, all of whose teachers learned from Jin Nyodo. Jin Sensei’s honkyoku repertoire draws from several traditional lines; Kinko-ryu, Kinpu ryu, and Fuke Meian.
Shakuhachi study is challenging. It is at once humbling and inspiring. The rigor of shakuhachi practice is matched only by the satisfaction of being with a great sound.
San Francisco Bay Shakuhachi Mailing List
Seattle Shakuhachi Society
Shakuhachi Roots - Bamboo Harvesting Trip and Pilgrimage to Japan
Shin Tozan Ryu Shakuhachi (Japanese)
Tozan Ryu (Japanese)
Ueda Ryu (Japanese)
Aoki Reibo II
Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
Linda Kakō Caplan
Shawn Dokan Edwards
Brian Wagetsu Franklin
Michael Chikuzen Gould
T M (Tim) Hoffman
Robert A Jonas
Jean Francois Lagrost
Riley Kelly Lee
Jonathan Kenzen (研禅) McCollum
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
John Kaizan Neptune
Stan Kakudo Richardson
James Nyoraku 如楽 Schlefer
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin
Hans van Loon
David Kansuke Wheeler
Juerg Fuyuzui Zurmuehle
The International Shakuhachi Society - 2013