Shakuhachi Links

Players

Atsuya Okuda - A "Hocchiku" maker and master player with his own unique and powerful style.

 

Riley Lee - One of the most widely known Shakuhachi Players, Riley Lee has a huge catalogue of contemporary "New Age" recordings as well as more traditional shakuhachi repertoire.

 

Christopher "Yohmei" Blasdel - Author of the great shakuhachi centric biography, "the Single Tone".

 

Phil "Nyokai" James - My Shakuhachi teacher and head of the Nyokai-an Dojo.

 

Michael "Chikuzen" Gould - American Shakuhachi master and teacher, offers online lessons.

 

Stan Richardson - Another American Shakuhachi player and teacher from the same Jin Nyodo lineage as my teacher.

 

Tomoka Nagasu - Fantastic Biwa player and my personal favorite Shakuhachi player, formerly of the "J-pop" band "Rin'".

 

Adrian Freedman - Adrians CD, "Music on the edge of Silence", remains my favorite solo shakuhachi recording. He is a phenomenal player.

 

 

Makers

Mujitsu - One of the better known shakuhachi makers in the USA.

 

Perry Young - Yet another well known U.S. based shakuhachi maker.

 

Shugetsu - Shakuhachi maker in Japan, known for his longer jinashi flutes.

 

Shin-Sei - Wooden shakuhachi made by master Native American style flute maker, Colyn Petersen.

 

David Brown - Based in Australia, David Brown makes High quality wooden shakuhachi used by many professionals.

 

"Yuu" Naljor - Everyones favorite beginners shakuhachi, the plastic "Yuu" is a great way to find out if the shakuhachi is for you before laying down some serious cash on a bamboo flute. Neil is also a U.S. distributor for David Brown shakuhachis.  

 

 

Misc.

International Shakuhachi Society - A truely awesome repostiory of knowledge on the Shakuhachi. Includes lists and biographies of players, makers and recordings.

 

Tai Hei Shakuhachi - While technically a shakuhachi maker in his own right, Monty's website is also a great one stop shop for all things shakuhachi. Includes hard to find shakuhachi and Japanese music recordings/CD's.

 

Shakuhachi Forum (aka the shakuhachi BBQ) - A great, searchable repository of shakuhachi knowledge and opinion.

 

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