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Aoki Reibo II

二世 青木 鈴慕

Aoki Reibo II
Born 1935

Shakuhachi
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Aoki learned shakuhachi from his father, Reibo Aoki I and became head of that lineage in 1975 becoming Reibo Aoki II. Head of the Reibo-kai Shakuhachi Guild, Aoki is an extremely strong, powerful player with a highly disciplined technique. His rich sound and stunning performances in both the classical Kinko style and contemporary music have become a standard in shakuhachi music. Aoki's performances of "Shika no Tone" in tandem with Goro Yamaguchi are considered definitive. The Teizo Matsumura composition "Shikyoku Ichiban" has become a standard of Modern Hougaku Genre where standards are few.

Aoki's first major tour abroad came in 1973, a forty day Japan Foundation sponsored tour of North America and Europe. Recently, in 1996 and 1997, Aoki traveled to China as a member of a friendship tour arranged by the Japanese Cultural Exchange Society.

His vast discography which includes the award-winning "Take Ippon - Aoki Reibo" on Crown Records continues to inspire shakuhachi enthusiasts as a source of 'authentic' sound.

Aoki was designated as a "Living National Treasure".

Impressions of Reibo Aoki
Reibo Aoki, besides demonstrating a profound understanding of a wide range of pieces, from classic solo to modern works, astounds the ears of his listeners as a musician of great appeal who can draw them into a world of his own. As a performer who truly experiences modern times, he is always creating new impressions, and his self-confidence in his music overflows. His performances, without the slightest faltering, are controlled with great intelligence, but are far from being merely intellectual – they make one feel the physical liberation of breath as he plays Inspired by breath, and from this inspiration instilled in the art of classical Japanese music, Mr. Aoki moves the audience to admiration.
-- Haruhiko Kindaichi

Born into a family of shakuhachi players, Mr. Aoki has played shakuhachi ever since he can remember. He began lessons with his father at age six, and ten years later he began his career as a shakuhachi performer. After the death of his father when Mr. Aoki was nineteen, he pursue his goals without a teacher, and by his twenties was already one of the most well known shakuhachi artists in Japan. Now about to begin his fifth decade, Mr. Aoki has played a wide range of classical as well as contemporary solo and ensemble pieces, has composed works of his own, has travelled worldwide to perform and made numerous recordings and radio and television appearances. He also has many students.

Because the shakuhachi is peculiarly rich in shades of tone, the mastery of these sounds can be extremely effective. Thus it is often said of a great shakuhachi artist that one can hear the sound of his soul as he plays. No less can be said of Mr. Aoki. His success lies not merely in his superb musical training-and technique, but in his ability to communicate the essence of the instrument to his listeners.
-- Elizabeth Bennett

Also Known As Shizuo
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Albums

Aoki Reibo no Shakuhachi Aoki Reibo no Shakuhachi

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 4 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 4

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4 Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4

Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2 Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2

Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5 Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5

Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6 Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6

Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7 Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7

Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8 Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8

Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Meikyoku Sen Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Meikyoku Sen

Kokuh Kokuh

Kou Kou

Musiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki Musiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki

Sankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1 Sankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1

Sankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2 Sankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2

Sankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2 Sankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2

Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki

Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP) Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP)

Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1 Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1

Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2 Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2

Take-Ikkan Take-Ikkan

Traditional Music of Japan, The - 01 Traditional Music of Japan, The - 01

Traditional Music of Japan, The - 02 Traditional Music of Japan, The - 02

Traditional Music of Japan, The - 03 Traditional Music of Japan, The - 03

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
Aitake no FuWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 02
Ajikan (Itchoken)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1
Akebono no ShirabeComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3
Akebono no ShirabeKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7
Akebono SugagakiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1
Akebono SugagakiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5
Aki no Koto No HaSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1
Aki no KyokuKou
Akita Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3
Ashi no ShirabeComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1
Azuma JishiSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2
Azuma no Kyoku (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4
Azuma no Kyoku (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8
Azuma no Kyoku (Kinko Ryu)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Banshiki ChoComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1
Banshiki ChoTake-Ikkan
ByoShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP)
Chanoyu OndoSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Chikurai Gosho (Complete)Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP)
Chikurai Gosho 1 - FundaTake-Ikkan
Chikurai Gosho 2 - SochikuTake-Ikkan
Chikurai Gosho 3 - KyoraiTake-Ikkan
Chikurai Gosho 4 - HachikuTake-Ikkan
Chikurai Gosho 5 - MeianTake-Ikkan
Chôshi (Yamato)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Daiyon FudoShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki
Daiyon FudoSouvenir of Japan - Shakuhachi Fuhin
EchigojishiSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1
Fudo YonshoKokuh
Ginryu KokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3
Ginryu KokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7
Godan GinutaKou
Hachidan no ShirabeSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Haru no UmiHaru no Umi - Koto no Meikyoku
Haru no UmiShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP)
Haru no UmiSokyoku Miyagi Michio Sakuhin Hen I
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku Senshu - 1
Honte ShirabeShakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1
Hototogisu (Yamada)Kou
Igusa ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4
Igusa ReiboKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8
Iso ChidoriSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2
Izu ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3
Jo Ha KyuWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 02
Kaede no HanaFukuda Chieko
KagamiWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 02
KajimakuraSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1
Keshi no HanaSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Kinsan KyoreiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3
Kinsan KyoreiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7
Kinuta SugomoriComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Kinuta SugomoriKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Kokû (Don't know which version)Shakuhachi Tokusen
Kokû ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1
Kokû ReiboHogaku Meikyoku Sen; Shakuhachi
Kokû ReiboKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5
Kokû ReiboKinko Ryu Shakuhachi - Hogaku Vol 19
Kokû ReiboKinko Ryu Shakuhachi - Koten Honkyoku - Kindai Shakuhachi Gaku
Kokû ReiboKinko Ryu Shakuhachi Meikyoku Sen
Kokû ReiboKokuh
Kokû ReiboKou
Kokû ReiboShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki
Kokû ReiboShakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Kokû ReiboTraditional Music of Japan, The - 02
Koro Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Koro Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Kotobuki KurabeKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Kotobuki no ShirabeComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Kotoji no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4
Kotoji no KyokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8
Kumoi JishiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Kumoi JishiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Kumoi JishiKokuh
Kumoi JishiShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki
Kumoi JishiShakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Kumoi no Kyoku ni Yoru Shakuhachi to so no Tame no NijusokyokuNakata Hiroyuki Sakuhin Shû
Kyo ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4
Kyo ReiboKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8
Kyôsôteki NijûsôHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 2
Kyôsôteki NijûsôMusiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki
Kyushu Reibo (Itchoken)Hogaku Meikyoku Sen; Shakuhachi
Kyushu Reibo (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2
Kyushu Reibo (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6
Kyushu Reibo (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi - Hogaku Vol 19
Kyushu Reibo (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Meikyoku Sen
Kyushu Reibo (Kinko Ryu)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Mama no KawaSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2
Matsukaze (Nezasa Ha)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1
Meguro JishiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3
MeikyoAoki Reibo no Shakuhachi
MeikyoMusiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki
MeikyoNew Spirits of Sangen
Midare RinzetsuAoki Reibo no Shakuhachi
Midare RinzetsuMusiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki
Miyagi ReiboShakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 2
Namima ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1
NasunoKou
Nikan no FuKou
Ôshû SashiAoki Reibo no Shakuhachi
Ôshû SashiMusiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki
Ôshû SashiShakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1
Ôshû SashiTake-Ikkan
Range of a Shakuhachi, TheSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Reibo NagashiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3
RyûroKineya Seiho Sakuhin Shû
Sagari Ha no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1
Sakai Jishi (Kinko Ryu)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2
Sakai Jishi (Kinko Ryu)Kinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6
San'ya SugagakiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3
San'ya SugagakiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7
SarashiTake-Ikkan
Sayama SugagakiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2
Sayama SugagakiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6
Shakuhachi ShijusokyokuKineya Seiho Sakuhin Shû
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Aoki Reibo no Shakuhachi
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Kou
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Musiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol 20 Japon - The Shakuhachi of Reibo Aoki
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Shakuhachi - Japanese Traditional Music
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Shakuhachi Koten Honkyoku Shusei - 1
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Shakuhachi Tokusen
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Take-Ikkan
Shiki no NagameMusic of Japan, The - Vol I
Shikyoku No 1Shakuhachi - Reibo Aoki (LP)
Shimotsuke KyoreiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1
Shimotsuke KyoreiKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5
Shin AoyagiFujii Kunie, The World of Shamisen and Jiuta Singing 6
Shin KyoreiComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 1
Shin Musume DojojiSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 2
Shin Tsuki no KyokuKokuh
Shin Tsuki no KyokuShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki
ShintakasagoSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Shizu no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 1
Shizu no KyokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 5
ShochikubaiSankyoku
ShochikubaiTogashi Noriko - 05
Sokaku ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 4
Sokaku ReiboKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 8
Sokaku ReiboKokuh
Sokaku ReiboShakuhachi - Reibo Aoki
Sokaku ReiboShakuhachi Nyumon
Sokaku ReiboSouvenir of Japan - Shakuhachi Fuhin
Sokaku ReiboTake-Ikkan
Special Shakuhachi TechniquesSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
Sue no ChigiriSankyoku Home Practice - Chuden 1
Suma no ArashiKou
Taki Otoshi no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2
Taki Otoshi no KyokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6
Taki Otoshi no KyokuKinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku Senshu - 2
Tanima no SuishaSokyoku Miyagi Michio Sakuhin Hen I
Tsuki no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 2
Tsuki no KyokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 6
Tsuru no Sugomori HensokyokuKinko Ryu Shakuhachi - Koten Honkyoku - Kindai Shakuhachi Gaku
UguisuSokyoku Miyagi Michio Sakuhin Hen I
Uji MeguriAbe Keiko Record Set - 04
Yachio JishiSankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2
YaegoromoAbe Keiko Record Set - 08
YaegoromoSokyoku Jiuta Taikei 30
Yoshiya ReiboComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 2
Yoshiya ReiboKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 2
Yugure no KyokuComplete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 2 - Disc 3
Yugure no KyokuKinko Ryu Honkyoku - 7
ZangetsuHirai Sumiko no Sekai
ZangetsuTake-Ikkan

Composed or Arranged

Shakuhachi Compositions
YearTitleKanjiAlternate Title

Raika II


Streamストリーム
Stream

Range of a Shakuhachi, The


Special Shakuhachi Techniques

1966
Hanabi花火

1967
Hakusa no Shi白砂の詩

1982
Gorin五輪

1983
Karin華林

Shamisen Compositions
1982
Monogatari Hitotsu物語一つ
A Story


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2017