YŌKOSO! ようこそ!

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my website! I am very happy to be sharing the shakuhachi bamboo flute with you!

I am dedicated to understanding myself through the playing of the Shakuhachi, Japan’s most well-known vertical bamboo flute. My mandate is to educate the public about Japanese musical arts focussing on shakuhachi and share its beauty for the enrichment of the entire community. I am committed to educating the public about the process of becoming a shakuhachi player in the deepest sense through offering private lessons, retreats at Bamboo-In, organizing special events for shakuhachi, and pilgrimages to Japan to experience shakuhachi culture at its root: to harvest bamboo, visit komuso temples, meditate and take lessons with the masters, and attend concerts.

Please enjoy the fascinating and beautiful world of the shakuhachi bamboo flute and Japanese musical arts and culture!