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Kanetomo Seien

兼友西園

1818 - 1895

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Founder of the Seien Ryû, Kanemoto Seien was born in the first year of the Bunsei 1818 and died in the twenty-eight year of the Meiji, 1895. Seien learned the shakuhachi tradition of the Kinsen-ha, with the last chief priest, Baizan Gyokudo, at the Reitakuzan Fudai-ji in Hanamatsu.

Fr: Tozan-ryu: An innovation of the Shakuhachi tradition from Fuke-shu to secularism. By Takahashi Tone PhD

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