Music of the Shakuhachi

Music of the Shakuhachi

Yasuda Shinpu FW04218 / FE 4218

The shakuhachi,an end-blown bamboo flute, was imported to Japan from China prior to the medieval period but has evolved into a distinctly Japanese instrument, traditionally played by Zen Buddhist monks to aid in meditation.

Year Released 1975
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1975 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Japan
Culture Group(s) Japanese
Instrument(s) Shakuhachi
Language(s) Japanese
Subject(s) Instrumental music; World music

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101 Chōshi Yasuda Shinpu 3:50
102 Kyorei Yasuda Shinpu 8:23
103 Kokū Yasuda Shinpu 10:55
104 Mukaiji Yasuda Shinpu 9:58
105 Ajikan Yasuda Shinpu 8:38
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