New YouTube video: Kiku Day speaks with Professor in Buddhist Studies Max Deeg about the Fuke Sect

This is an interview with Professor in Buddhist Studies Max Deeg. Professor Max Deeg deconstruct the tale of the Fuke sect in his article from 2007: “Komusō and “Shakuhachi-Zen”: From Historical Legitimation to the Spiritualisation of a Buddhist denomination in the Edo Period”. The conversation on this video is based on this article and Professor Deeg explains the historical sources that shows the Fuke Sect came about much later than most of us shakuhachi players are told. We speak about the political and cultural environment during the time of the komusō. • Please subscribe to my YouTube channel with conversations with shakuhachi scholars and performers. • The article by Professor Deeg can be found here:

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