The Society for the Study
of Classical Shakuhachi; "Koten-shakuhachi-kenkyū-kai" was
founded by Sakurai Muteki (1893-1961) who received the
name of the Society from Tanikita Muchiku with the instruction to found a
Myōan-shakuhachi group in Osaka. After Sakurai-sensei's death Monden Tekikū
became the second leader of the group. All present members are his students.
Monden Tekikū has recently retired and the group is now headed by Maeta Tekifū
the oldest of Monden-sensei's students and his successor. The main mission
of the group it is to keep Sakurai Muteki's and Monden Tekikū's way of playing
and their spirit alive. The society meets every 2nd Saturday of the month
in Osaka, Japan to
play and studyold songs of the Komuso in a meditational inner approach.
Please contact Oliver
Aumann at oliveraumann(at)gmail(dot)com for directions and dates of the
shakuhachi group meeting if you would like to join the practice of suizen.
Good fun, food and humor often follows at the local Izakaya.