Practiced Zen meditation in Kyoto during adolescence. Acquired Shakuhachi at the age of 18 after working with various Western musical instruments, and mastered two major schools of Shakuhachi. Knowing the existence of the shakuhachi classic (Fukizen shakuhachi), which is almost extinct when he was 20 years old, decided to pass on and preserve it, and collected and reprinted about 220 songs nationwide. Establish an original teaching system for classical shakuhachi. During this time, he has lived experiences in India and Europe. Invited by Shakuhachi concert at the temple, the United States, Europe, etc., including recitals over 20 times around Tokyo, lectures and solo concerts are held. Aside from the teachers, he has been practicing multiple ways of life such as self-development programs through participatory workshops over 100 times, domestic and international lectures,.
President of Toyo Language School
Book CD book “Book to reset the mind and body” Asuka Publishing (2008), Instructional book with sound “Road to the main song I”, Classic book Tokuyamakai, “Classical main song performance guide” (out of print), CD “ Rakusha Tokuyama Classics Book I ~ Ⅴ "Publisher: USA
Public score (First Legend-Okuden) About 60 songs,
1988 (Cazarus Hall), 2001 at Kioi Small Hall
About SHAKUHACHI CLASSIC
The history of classical shakuhachi Shakuhachi came to Japan as a gagaku instrument during the Nara period. However, this history soon disappeared and was improved and used for medieval performing arts. The classic shakuhachi was established as a “practice tool for the virgin monk” during the Edo period, and at the peak of its life, has produced many solo songs that take full advantage of the characteristics of the shakuhachi at nearly 100 virgin monks throughout the country. These are called “main songs” in the sense of Shakuhachi's original songs, and are also called “classical main songs” because they are old.
Features as music The musical feature of the shakuhachi classic is the free rhythm. This does not have a regular beat like the beat of Western music, and lengthens the sound for a long time so as to maximize the charm of the shakuhachi tone. Due to these characteristics, music is being re-recognized as a music that has a calming effect (stress reduction) and a healing effect. In addition, the original “Shakuhachi classical music” has been transmitted to various places such as Hokuriku, Ibaraki, and Shizuoka, including the Mecca of the Tohoku, Kyushu, and Keihan main songs. , Escape from the decline.
Uniqueness of expression Japanese music is often used as an accompaniment to songs, plays, and dances. Instrumental solos are rare, and the “Shakuhachi Classic” is unique and valuable. Also, even if you look at the world's music, there are no other examples of wind instruments that have expressed so many solo songs. This precious cultural heritage, “The Shakuhachi Classical Book”, is a Buddhist (Rinsai Buddhist Buddhist) music. I met with the abolition of abolition. After that, the shakuhachi was opened to the public as a musical instrument. Two major schools in the Toyama style were created. Today, in these schools, poetry and accompaniment of folk songs, or shakuhachi from Toyama and Kotoko are prosperous, but they are different from the “Shakuhachi classical music” that is mainly solo.