Many many thanks to Master Hiroaki Shimizu for graciously leading us on a visit to our center of Myoan shakuhachi, the Temple of Light and Dark, Myoanji, and in a group prayer of Choshi before the altar.
|Me, student Ken Morrison, and Master Hiroaki Shimizu|
|In the courtyard before the temple of light and dark monument calligraphy with Master Hiroaki Shimizu.|
|Zen Priest Doyo Hannya Ken Morrison|
|A dream come true!|
|Master Hiroaki Shimizu graciously introduced us to Abbot Hirazumi(平住) Ekou(恵光) Gyozan(仰山). I'm signing into the guestbook record as Seicho Del Bene Dean.|
|Doyo Morrison Ken signing the guestbook record.|
|Master Hiroaki Shimizu generously offered the Myoanji tokonoma shakuhachi for inspection. A beautiful towari goma jinashi nobekan shakuhachi with full nodes and fine lateral striations along the length of the bore.|
Upon my return, Master Hiroaki Shimizu with incredible generosity mailed this souvenir for my trip, a beautiful towari shakuhachi!!!
|Also, a beautiful bag and cap arrived with the flute. Even the mailing tube the Master sent is designed for reuse as a protective case.|