Shakuhachi

Lineage

The repertoire I practice and understand as a student of the shakuhachi comes from many sources, especially the honkyoku lineages transmitted by Michael Chikuzen Gould. Through our lessons I’ve learned koten honkyoku and dōkyoku with a sprinkling of modern honkyoku, music by Randō Fukuda, folk songs, and sankyoku and other ensemble pieces. Much of this repertoire was passed to him from Katsuya Yokoyama and Yoshinobu Taniguchi.