Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Morimasa Horiuchi and the Myoanji Gong

Morimasa Horiuchi plays the Taizan-ha honkyoku Choshi to the accompaniment of the Myoanji Gong.  Originally used by the monks of the shakuhachi temple in Kyoto, the gong fell into disuse after a  ban of the komuso by the Myoanji government in the 1860's.  Its sound is heard again here after 150 years of silence.