Shakuhachi players, you are all cordially invited to participate in 2 events related to WORLD SHAKUHACHI DAY (WSD): We have WSD on October 8th and WORLD SHAKUHACHI MENTORING DAY (WSMD) on October 1st!1)

On October 8th we will have World Shakuhachi Day itself where there will be a 12-hour online shakuhachi gathering from 10:00 to 22:00 JST with a robuki for everybody together – both in the beginning and at the end. After the morning robuki we will have a talk by Tanaka Takafumi (chief editor of Hogaku Journal), then we have people from all over the world playing 10 minute slots each for almost 12 hours!

It will be a shakuhachi feast and a manifestation of our wonderful community! There are professional players as well as people who started to play recently. It is for everybody!

The preliminary programme is up on the website:

On October 1st, the WORLD SHAKUHACHI MENTORING DAY will take place for the first time! On this day, 4 upcoming new shakuhachi teachers will do a session of online group teaching.

The teachers are: Trần Cao, Nikita Chasovnikov, Ramon Humet, Lokesha Haber.There will be a panel of experienced teachers, who will give them feedback and advice and also the participants can give them feedback.

This event is created with the purpose of giving new teachers a chance to get some experience of online group teaching and receive constructive advice.If you want to learn with one or several of these teachers, please email: in order to get the score etc. Otherwise you an also just join and listen and play along muted.

You can read about WSMD here: are all welcome to join both events at any time during the time it is happening. Remember to mute yourself unless you are going to play or say something.

The Zoom link will be:Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 5487 4675
Passcode: 345123

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.