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Jose Vargas-

Vargas-, Jose

José Vargas has been a professional guitarist and musician since 1982 and was introduced to the Shakuhachi in 2004 through Antonio Olías and Kodama Chikuza. He also studies with the Chikumeisha teacher, Tanaka Komei and with Okuda Atsuya on frequent visits to Japan. José also became interested in jinashi Shakuhachi (hotchiku) making and took lessons in Japan from John Kaizan Neptune and Kodama Chikuza. He acted as an Assistant to Kodama Chikuza in the 2010 Madrid Jinashi Shakuhachi Making Workshop and will be assisting again on the ESS Summer School at SOAS this year.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018