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Hélène Seiyu Codjo

Codjo, Hélène Seiyu

Hélène Seiyu Codjo started to learn shakuhachi with Daniel Seisoku Lifermann in Paris in the French association «La Voie du Bambou». She also followed masterclasses with Gunnar Jinmei Linder, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Jim Franklin, Shimura Zempo and Yodo Kurahashi II.

Since 2006, she regularly studies with Fukuda Teruhisa, founder of the ensemble and school Hijiri-Kai, during masterclasses and summerclasses. In January 2013, she received the Jun Shihan license with the name Seiyu (Wisdom of kindness) from him. In November 2015, Fukuda Teruhisa awarded her the Shihan license (master).

She lives in the Netherlands, where she gives lessons, workshops and concerts.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018