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Reibo Nagashi


This is a piece of genre Koten in the style of Takuhatsu from the Kinko Ryû - 琴古流 School.

History (John Singer):

This piece is called "Nagashi Reibo" to emphasize the meaning of the word "Nagashi" (to wander). It was transmitted to the Kinko school by Hashimoto Samon Hanzo in exchange for "Igusa Reibo".

Reibo Nagashi appears on the following albums

Complete Collection of Honkyoku from the Kinko School - Vol 1 - Disc 3 Aoki Reibo II

Emptiness of the Sky, The Andreas Fuyu Gutzwiller

    The verb nagasu literally means 'to flow'; in a figurative sense, it means 'to lead an itinerant life'. In other words, this is one of the pieces played by the monks of the Fuke order during their travels. The word Reibo indicates the high standing of the piece. Formally the work consists of three sections; an introduction, a middle section with a characteristic motif, and a section in the shakuhachi's high register (takane), which ends abruptly and thus gives the piece an unexpected conclusion.

Reibo - Fukeshu-Shakuhachi Fujiyoshi Etsuzan

    A variation of "REIBO".

Shakuhachi no Shinzui-Shakuhachi Honkyoku - 08 Yamaguchi Goro

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018