Kinya Sogawa’s Shakuhachi CD Take Wo Fuku - Playing Bamboo is out!

I’m so excited to announce that I finally have thsi in stock. Just go to my shop section:

The video shows Kinya in the recording session of Koku. That is the actual track on the CD!

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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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Zen saying for Perry.