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Koizumi Shizan Ryoan

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Koizumi Shizan Ryoan
Shakuhachi

38th Abbot of Meian-ji from 1953.

Koizumi "Ryoan" Shizan was said to have "enhanced" the honkyoku that Higuchi Taizan had collected possibly by organizing them into the teaching regimen of 32 honkyoku,with it's levels of achievements and ability, similar to the same system found in the Kinko-ryu.He also notated and published them in the form that exists today.

Information: Dr.Norman Stanfield,Ph.D. (ABD)

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