I’m in Japan until Aug 27, 2014

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Hi All, It’s always a bit busy around here and there’s always so much to report. Keeping up a blog is time intensive and the shop work has precedence over my office hours. However, I do have some big news to share - I am honored to announce that I have received an Asian Cultural Council Award to further my shakuhachi research in Japan. This grant allows me to meet with renown players, craftsmen and collectors of the best playing historical instruments in the world. Since the Japan United States Friendship Commission Grant I received in 2002, it has been my dream to further my research and deepen my understanding of this unique instrument and it’s culture. I am honored, humbled and blessed. A big thank you to the Asian Cultural Council!

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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi Maker, Performer, Teacher

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Teaching Schedule Update:
- Shakuhachi Making Workshop. Three Rivers College, Norwich, Connecticut 10am - 2pm, Feb 28, 2013. Details TBA
- Zen Mountain Monastery Arts Retreat - Shakuhachi Making and Playing, July 10 -11, 2014.

Hi, I’m Perry Yung. I first discovered the shakuhachi flute while performing in New York City as an actor in Ellen Stewart’s Oedipus the King. Night after night, the subtle sound grew to become all encompassing. Soon, I started my path by making the flute as it was impossible to buy a shakuhachi in the pre internet days of 1994. Time passed and eight years later got a grant to live in Japan to study traditionally with some of the best makers and players in the world. The shakuhachi changed my life in ways that words can not describe. My goal is to help you with a flute that can open that door as it is a beautiful world on the other side. Come on in!

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