Daniel Seisoku Lifermann started learning Shakuhachi in 1983 whilst visiting Japan and subsequently studied with Franck Noël, a student of Yokyoyama Katsuya, in France. From 1989 to 1997 he studied under Iwamoto Yoshikazu and also with Gunnar Jinmei Linder. Since 1999, he has been a follower of Fukuda Teruhisa, a student of Miyata Kohachiro, and is the founder of the Hijiri School / Sainte-École), and with whom he regularly organises intensive courses. In 2008, Daniel was awarded the title of Dai Shihan and the name of “Seisoku” (breath of wisdom). |
Since 1988, he has been teaching Shakuhachi and, in 1994, founded the French association “La Voie du Bambou”, to spread the wings and practice of Shakuhachi. He works tirelessly to share what he has received from his various masters and performs regularly in concert.