SUTO Shuho was born in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. From 1977 she began to study Kinpū Ryū shakuhachi from GOTO Seizo.In 1985 she took part in the first Aomori Prefectural Nezasa Ha Kinpū Ryū ‘Intangible Cultural Asset’ performance in Hirosaki City.In 1997 she took part in a performance of Nezasa Ha Kinpū Ryū in Kinshicho, Tokyo. In the same year she certified as an designated holder of Aomori Prefecture Intangible Folk Cultural Asset for Nezasa Ha Kinpū Ryū shakuhachi. In 1998 she took part in a concert titled ‘Nihon Ongaku no Hyōgen Fuku’ at the National Theater of Japan.
SUTO Shuho released ‘Kinpu Ryu Shakuhachi for beginners’, ‘Kinpu Ryu Shakuhachi composition’ and ‘Nezasa Ha Kinpū Ryū’ (video) in 2000 and she released a CD titled ‘Nezasha Ha Kinpū Ryū’ in 2003.
SUTO became a Koyasan-Shingon Buddhist nun in 2005 and took the name Shuho.
In 2012 she performed on the Aomori Prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset DVD recording ‘Kinpū Ryū Shakuhachi’.
Activities at the WSF2018
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