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Get to know our amazing group of invited artists - performers, lectures, composers...

From Japan

(In alphabetic order)

DAN Shinku

Tokyo, Japan

Performer & Maker
honkyoku
Fuke-shu

ENOMOTO Shusui

Tokyo, Japan

Performer & Teacher
min'yō
Ninon Min'yō Kyōkai

FUJIMOTO Akiko

Tokyo, Japan

Performer & Teacher
koto & shamisen
Kyushu style

FUJIYOSHI Etsuzan

Tokyo, Japan

Performer & Teacher
honkyoku
Fuke-shu

FURUYA Teruo

Tokyo, Japan

Performer & Teacher
honkyoku & contemporary
Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

HAGIOKA Yuko

Setagaya, Japan

Performer & Teacher
koto & shamisen
Yamada Ryū

    HOSHIIDA Ichizan III

    Osaka, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & sankyoku
    Tozan Ryū, Chikurinken

    ISHIKAWA Toshimitsu

    Kobe, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku
    Kinko Ryū

    ISO Genmyo

    Fukuoka, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    Head Priest, Itchoken Temple
    Myoan Ryū koten honkyoku

    IZUMI Takeo

    Kyoto, Japan

    Performer & Scholar
    honkyoku
    Kinko Ryū

    KAKIZAKAI Kaoru

    Chichibu, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koten honkyoku & contemporary
    Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

    KAWAMURA Kizan

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku
    Tozan Gakkai Ryu

    KAWASE Yosuke

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & sankyoku
    Chikuyusya Kinko Ryū & Nezasaha Kinpū Ryū

    KODAMA Hiroyuki

    Nagano, Japan

    Performer, Maker & Teacher
    honkyoku
    Zensabō

    KURAHASHI Yodo II

    Kyoto, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koten honkyoku
    Kinko Ryū

    KURODA Reison

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku, sankyoku & contemporary
    Kinko Ryū

    MATAMA Kazushi

    Yokohama, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koten honkyoku & contemporary
    Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

    MIURA Ryuho

    Tokyo, Japan

    Maker & Performer
    koten honkyoku
    Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

    MIYAKE Ryoji

    Chiba, Japan

    Performer
    tsugaru jamisen & singer
    Aomori Min'yō Kyōkai

    John Kaizan NEPTUNE

    Kamogawa, Japan

    Performer, composer & maker
    honkyoku & contemporary jazz
    Tozan Ryū

    NOMURA Hozan

    Nagoya, Japan

    Performer & Scholar
    honkyoku
    Tozan Ryū

    NONAKA Katsuya

    Toka Machi, Japan

    Performer, Artist & Filmmaker

    OBAMA Akihito

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & contemporary
    Kinko Ryū

    OKUDA Atsuya

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku
    Director of the Zensabo Association

    ORIMO Sabu

    Kamakura, Japan

    Performer, Composer & Improviser
    honkyoku

    SEIAN Genshin

    Sanuki, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku
    42nd kansu of Myōanji Temple

    SASAKI Chikano

    Musashimurayama, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koto & shamisen
    Yamada Ryū

    SATO Kikuko

    Isehara, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koto & shamisen
    Ikuta Ryū Miyagi-kai

    SEKI Ichiro

    Kitaku, Japan

    Performer, Composer & Teacher
    honkyoku & contemporary
    Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

    SHIMURA Zenpo

    Osaka, Japan

    Performer & Scholar
    honkyoku & contemporary
    Chikuho Ryū, Myōan

    SHIRATO Tomoya

    Yokohama, Japan

    Performer
    tsugaru jamisen
    Aomori Min'yō Kyōkai

    SUGAWARA Kuniyoshi

    Kokubunji, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koten honkyoku & sankyoku
    Kinko Ryū

    SUTO Shuho

    Koyasan, Japan

    Performer
    Koyasan Shingon Buddhist Nun
    Nezasaha Kinpū Ryū

    TAJIMA Tadashi

    Osaka, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & contemporary
    Jikisho Ryū

    TAKAHASHI Toyomi

    Tokyo, Japan

    Maker & Performer
    honkyoku
    Kinko Ryū

    TANABE Shozan

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & contemporary
    Tozan Ryū Chikurin-ken

    TOKUMARU Jumei

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & sankyoku
    Kinko Ryū Chikumeisha

    WATANABE Okahana

    Gyoda, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    koto & shamisen
    Yamada Ryū

    YAMADA Fumio

    Hirosaki, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku
    Nezasaha Kinpū Ryū

    YOSHIKAWA Shigeru

    Dazaifu, Japan

    Performer, Scholar & Acoustician
    honkyoku
    Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

    ZENYOJI Keisuke

    Tokorozawa, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku, sankyoku & contemporary
    Nezasaha Kinpū Ryū, Kinko Ryū
    From other parts of the world

    (In alphabetic order)

    Jennifer ALLUM

    London, UK

    Violinist
    improvised & experimental music

    Gina BARNES

    London & Durham, UK

    Archaeologist & flute player
    shinobue & nokan

      Clive BELL

      London, UK

      Performer, Composer & Teacher
      sankyoku, honkyoku & improvisation
      Kinko Ryū

      Christopher Yohmei BLASDEL

      Honolulu, USA

      Performer, Researcher & Teacher
      honkyoku, sankyoku & contemporary
      Kinko Ryū

      Cornelius BOOTS

      Forest Knolls, USA

      Bamboo Gospel Composer & Performer jinashi & taimu shakuhachi

      Elizabeth BROWN

      New York, USA

      Performer & Composer
      Kinko Ryū

      Yoshie Asano CAMPBELL

      Glasgow, UK

      Singer & Dancer
      min'yō

      Hélène Seiyu CODJO

      Nijmegen, Netherlands

      Performer & Teacher
      traditional & contemporary
      Hijiri Kai

      Steve COHN

      New York, USA

      Performer, Teacher & Improviser
      jazz & modern music

      Michael Soumei COXALL

      Oxford, UK

      Teacher & Performer
      sankyoku, shinkyoku & honkyoku
      Kinko Ryū

      Horacio CURTI

      Barcelona, Spain

      Performer, Teacher & Researcher
      honkyoku, free improvisation & contemporary
      Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

      Kiku DAY

      Nørre Snede, Denmark

      Performer, Scholar & Teacher
      traditional & contemporary
      Zensabō, ESS/WSF2018 Chairperson

      Frank DENYER

      Berinsfield, UK

      Composer, Ethnomusicologist & Scholar

      John EDWARDS

      London, UK

      Performer
      double bass
      free improvisation

        Jim FRANKLIN

        Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

        Performer, Teacher & Composer
        honkyoku, improvisiation & electronics
        Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

        Adrian FREEDMAN

        Dartington, UK

        Performer & Composer
        traditional, contemporary & improvisation

        Michael Chikuzen GOULD

        Cody, USA

        Performer & Teacher
        koten & dokyoku honkyoku

        Tim HODGKINSON

        London, UK

        Composer & Improviser
        clarinet & lap steel guitar

        Philip Suimei HORAN

        Dublin, Ireland

        Maker & Performer
        traditional, Irish & world music
        Shin Tozan Ryū

        David HUGHES

        London, UK

        Scholar, Performer & Teacher
        min’yō

          KIKUCHI Naoko

          Frankfurt, Germany

          Performer & Teacher
          koto
          Ikuta Ryū

          KITAMURA Keiko

          Wokingham, UK

          Performer & Teacher
          koto, shamisen & voice
          Ikuta Ryū

          Thorsten KNAUB

          London, UK

          Artist & Digital Filmmaker
          traditional & improvisation
          Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

          Suizan LAGROST

          Paris, France

          Performer & Teacher
          traditional & contemporary music
          Tozan Ryū

          Verity LANE

          London, UK

          Composer, Artist & Producer

          LEE Chuan Hung

          Taipei, Taiwan

          Performer & Teacher
          honkyoku
          Kinko Ryū

          Riley LEE

          Manly, Australia

          Performer, Teacher, Scholar & Composer
          honkyoku & contemporary
          Chikuho Ryū

          Marco LIENHARD

          New York, USA & Neuchâtel, Switzerland

          Performer & Teacher
          honkyoku, sankyoku & modern
          Kinko Ryū

          Daniel Seisoku LIFERMANN

          Charenton le Pont, France

          Performer & Teacher
          traditional & contemporary
          Hijiri Kai

          Gunnar Jinmei LINDER

          Stockholm, Sweden

          Performer, Teacher & Scholar
          honkyoku & sankyoku
          Chikumeisha, Kinko Ryū

          MIYAZAKI Mieko

          Paris, France

          Performer
          koto & shamisen
          traditional, world music & jazz

          Steve NOBLE

          London, UK

          Performer
          percussions
          free improvisation

            Anne NORMAN

            Mornington, Australia

            Performer, Improviser & Composer
            honkyoku & sankyoku

            Véronique PIRON

            Brest, France

            Performer & Teacher
            traditional, modern & improvisation
            Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

            Daniel James ROSS

            London, UK

            Composer
            human-computer interaction
            computer-aided composition

            Emmanuelle ROUAUD

            Paris, France

            Performer & Teacher
            traditional & contemporary
            Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan

              Ralph SAMUELSON

              New York, USA

              Performer & Teacher
              traditional & contemporary music
              Kinko Ryū & Myōan Taizan-ha

              James Nyoraku SCHLEFER

              New York, USA

              Performer, Teacher & Composer
              traditional & contemporary
              Kinko Ryū, Jin Nyodo Lineage

              José Seizan VARGAS

              Madrid, Spain

              Maker, Performer & Teacher
              honkyoku & improvisation

              David Kansuke II WHEELER

              Boulder, USA

              Performer, Teacher & Scholar
              honkyoku, sankyoku & modern
              Kinko Ryū

              Zac ZINGER

              New York, USA

              Performer, Composer & Arranger
              multi-instrumentalist, jazz
              Kinko Ryū
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