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Tajima Tadashi

田嶋 直士

Tajima Tadashi
Born 1942/08/27

Shakuhachi
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Tadashi Tajima was born in Sakai, Osaka in 1942. He began to study shakuhachi upon entering the Kinko School, where he trained with Chikuho Sakai in mastering the classical shakuhachi honkyoku (the term honkyoku refers to the solo shakuhachi music that was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by Zen monks as a form of spiritual practice and meditation). Later in Tajima's development, Sakai was moved by Tajima's passion for playing and introduced him to a new master, Katsuya Yokoyama. At the age of 29, Tajima began studying with Yokoyama who, although originally from the Kinko School, had studied a number of years with an idiosyncratic musician by the name of Watazumi who emphasized using very long flutes and added a lot of breathiness to the resulting sound. Yokoyama made this style popular among shakuhachi players and devotees, and Tajima is considered to be one of his best and most well-known students. Mr. Tajima has performed and traveled around the world, including North America, China, Europe and Australia. He was awarded the grand prize for traditional Japanese music at the Pan Musik Festival, and the achievement award for Osaka's Theatrical and Musical Arts Organization. In addition to traditional concert settings, Mr. Tajima has also experimented with playing the shakuhachi in various spatial and sonic locations including an oratory at a Shinto shrine, on the surface of a lake, and inside a cave.

Teachers

Students

Albums

Concierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo Concierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo

Shakuhachi and Guitar

Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi

Kinko Honkyoku.

Shingetsu Shingetsu


Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I

Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II

Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III


Traditional Japanese Chamber Music

Nihon no Oto Ensemble, featuring Tadashi Tajima and Toshimitsu Ishikawa on shakuhachi, a play honkyoku duet and sankyoku pieces with biwa, shamisen, koto and voice.

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
Aka TomboConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Amefuri OtsukisanConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Ave MariaConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Concierto Di AranjuesConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
DahaShingetsu
DahaTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
El Condor PasaConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
HamachidoriConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III
Hon ShirabeJapan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
Hon ShirabeShingetsu
Hon ShirabeTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
Jesu, Joy of Man's DesiringConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Koden SugomoriTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II
KokirikoConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Kokû (Dokyoku)Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
Kokû (Dokyoku)Shingetsu
Kokû (Dokyoku)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
Mashiroki FujinoneConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
PavaneConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
RomanceConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Sagari Ha (Nezasa Ha)Shingetsu
Sagari Ha (Nezasa Ha)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
San'anJapan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
San'anTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II
San'ya (Dokyoku)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II
San'ya (Yama-Tani)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III
Shikyoku No 1Reiko Kimura - Music for Koto
Shimabara no KomoriutaConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
ShingetsuJapan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
ShingetsuShingetsu
ShingetsuTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
Shirabe (Nezasa Ha)Shingetsu
Shirabe (Nezasa Ha)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
SokkanTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III
TamukeShingetsu
TamukeTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I
Theme of SilkroadConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
Toku e YukitaiConcierto Di Aranjues - Aka Tombo
TôriTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III
Tsuru no Sugomori (Dokyoku)Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
Tsuru no Sugomori (Dokyoku)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai II
UkigumoJapan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
UkigumoTajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai III
Yamagoe (aka Reiho)Japan - Tajima Tadashi, Master of Shakuhachi
Yamagoe (aka Reiho)Shingetsu
Yamagoe (aka Reiho)Tajima Tadashi Shakuhachi no Sekai I


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