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Kikusui Kofu

菊水湖風

1907 - 1974

Shakuhachi

A legend in his own day after a lifetime of teaching and playing shakuhachi in the Kyoto area. The founder of a school of traditional music which bears his name, Kikusui is noted for the innovative shakuhachi he made from oversized pawlonia branches with bamboo roots attached to their ends.

Students

Albums

Flower Dance - Japanese Folk Melodies Flower Dance - Japanese Folk Melodies

Japanese Masterpieces for the Shakuhachi Japanese Masterpieces for the Shakuhachi

Honkyoku played by masters of Meian, Kimpu, Tozan and Kikusui Ryus at zen temples in Kyoto. Soulful and deeply moving music.

Musique Traditionnelle du Japon Musique Traditionnelle du Japon

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
Ajikan (Itchoken)Musique Traditionnelle du Japon
Chidori no KyokuMusique Traditionnelle du Japon
Haru no KyokuKoto Music of Japan, The
InoriMusique Traditionnelle du Japon
Itsuki no KomoriutaMusique Traditionnelle du Japon
O Bon OdoriMusique Traditionnelle du Japon
San'ya (Oshu)Japanese Masterpieces for the Shakuhachi
San'ya (Oshu)Japanese Masterpieces for the Shakuhachi (LP)
Sekiheki no FuMusique Traditionnelle du Japon
YugaoKoto Music of Japan, The


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018