Saturday, January 9, 2010
Dòngxiāo Proficiency Before Shakuhachi
Old Taizan-ha instruction 簫 then 尺八
Higuchi Taizan recognizes Juzan Ikeda for excellence in playing the dòngxiāo.
Higuchi Taizan recognizes Tanikita Muchiku for excellence in playing the dòngxiāo.
Also, next generation Tomimori Kyozan was taught by Shizan Kobayashi initially on the dòngxiāo instead of the shakuhachi. Perhaps this Myoan tradition honored an even older Chinese influence; hearing in practice the tone progression of instrumental history.