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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

    MIZUNO Kohmei

    Tokyo, Japan

    Performer & Teacher
    honkyoku & sankyoku
    Head of Kinko Ryū Chikumeisha

    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

    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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