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Allan Nanzan


Allan  Nanzan
Born 1968


I began learning Tozan-Ryu shakuhachi in 2006 from Nakamura Genzan while living in Miyazaki.

I was awarded 'jun-shihan' and permission to teach after examination at Tozan HQ (Kyoto) in 2009, and awarded 'shihan' after examination in Fukuoka in 2012.

I participated in shakuhachi ensemble and san-kyoku performances in Japan, as a member of the local Tozan-Ryu chapter and the Miyazaki san-kyoku society. While later living in New Zealand, I collaborated with Christchurch-based koto/sangen group 'Koyukai' to perform san-kyoku at concerts and other events.

My family and I are currently living in Tipp City, Ohio.

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018