An 85 year old Myoan shakuhachi Sensei in
Osaka, Monden Tekiku was taught by Sakurai Muteki, a student of Taizan-ha master Tanikita Muchiku.
Monden Tekiku plays a 2.5 shakuhachi, the length he prefers, at Hosshin-ji, Tokyo.
Monden Tekiku was the second head of the group and retired about 5 years ago (after his 80th birthday). The present leader and Monden Tekiku's successor is Maeda Tekifū. The aim of the group is the study and transmission of Meian-Shakuhachi music using long jinashi-shakuhachi.
At Myoan-ji with Tsuda Tekishū, also probably one of Sakurai Muteki's students.
Sensei Monden's school of students, all playing the preferred 2.5 shakuhachi.
Monden Sensei also taught his students to build their own 2.5 shakuhachi.
In 1996, Monden Tekiku played many of his teacher's shakuhachi, at age 69, for his great public recording Koku. Very highest recommendation.
On the track, Shika no Tone, Monden-sensei is accompanied by Maeda Tekifu, the oldest student and successor as leader of this great but little known school.