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Hazuki Demachi

Demachi, Hazuki

Hazuki Demachi studied Kinko-school shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) in Tokyo with Ryumei Matsuyama, a disciple of Goro Yamaguchi, and Enka (Japanese ballads) shakuhachi with Jun Mori. After learning Kinko-school Honkyoku (music played by Japanese Zen monks called komuso), she started to work as a shakuhachi player in an enka club in Tokyo and has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and as a member of a Japanese traditional instrumental band. Her mastery of the shakuhachi is evident on the CD, "Geisha vs Ninja", the soundtrack for the movie of the same title. Now she lives in Northern Ireland and plays as a soloist.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018