Born in 1949 in Nagano Prefecture. Studied under Baizan Nakamura, Kohachirii Miyata. Started performing in public in 1986. He not only plays traditional Japanese music like Hitoyo-giri Shakuhachi but also shows great interest in modern music. He is an active participant of a composer's group and has introduced many new pieces in Sumi's BANQUET, Ozaki. Uchikawa & Ban's "San", Doi & Kaneta's "Kaze". He has also performed with numerous famous Japanese orchestras including the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Last year at the National Culture Festival held in Oita he played the "Hochiku Sansho for Shakuhachi & Chamber Orchestra" composed by Tamura Hirohiko and won high critical acclaim. He has also performed at prestigious performances sponsored by famous groups like the National Theater, New Nippon Steel Culture Foundation, and Musical Foundation for Modern Music, Japan Federation of Composers, Orchestra Project and NHK. He has released several CDs including "Shakuhachi Banquet" from America N.P.M., "Mysterious Sounds" from California Legacy and "Esprits Animaux" from ALM Records.
He is a member of the Pro Musica Nipponia and master teacher working to free the shakuhachi from its strict traditional setting.
NB: There is a different CD, from the same label and with the same catalog number (Legacy - CD 381) and even the same cover, except with the name "Teruhisa Fukuda" blacked out, which nonetheless has entirely different music on it.