Saturday, June 9, 2018

Society for the Study of Classical Shakuhachi


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

within the field

climbing the stairway at Muroji

after a while

shakuhachi will echo

in the precincts

from nowhere



the secret smile of long ago

for now

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Ryoichi Oota, shakuhachi maker and player.



On the road, sharing the heart of sound.


Photoby Zen priest Doyo Hannya

Photomontages by Mutake.

Spirit of 1976, Myoanji

39th Kanshu, Kansai Fukumoto (long hair)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Minato Ward Community Center Suizen

The Osaka exploration of the inner sounds of honkyoku continues this autumn...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An Invitation To Study Classical Shakuhachi

The Society for the Study of Classical Shakuhachi; "Koten-shakuhachi-kenkyū-kai" was founded by Sakurai Muteki (1893-1961) who received the name of the Society from Tanikita Muchiku with the instruction to found a Myōan-shakuhachi group in Osaka. After Sakurai-sensei's death Monden Tekikū became the second leader of the group. All present members are his students. Monden Tekikū has recently retired and the group is now headed by Maeta Tekifū the oldest of Monden-sensei's students and his successor. The main mission of the group it is to keep Sakurai Muteki's and Monden Tekikū's way of playing and their spirit alive. The society meets every 2nd Saturday of the month in Osaka, Japan to play and study old songs of the Komuso in a meditational inner approach.


Please contact Oliver Aumann at oliveraumann(at)gmail(dot)com for directions and dates of the shakuhachi group meeting if you would like to join the practice of suizen.


 Good fun, food and humor often follows at the local Izakaya.

Making time for wonderful sound and spirit!