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Ekoh

回向

This is a piece of genre Koten from the Ichigetsuji School.

Ekoh appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Sokkan Taniguchi Yoshinobu

    This song was transmitted from Ichigetsuji, a temple in the Kanto region of Japan. Ekoh's meaning may be found in Buddhist concepts such as kusho, tamuke, fuse and kishi. All of these ideas pertain to offering prayers or chanting sutras for the benefit of souls who have passed from this world (shujo ekoh) as well as for one's own personal benefit (bodai ekoh). One should play this piece with an appropriate attitude and purity of intention.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2014