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Justin Senryu Myoan Shimpo-ryu Sou Mukaiji ジャスティン泉龍 明暗真法流 艸霧海箎

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Published on Mar 21, 2011

Justin Senryu plays Sou Mukaiji, a classic honkyoku from the Myoan temple of Kyoto. Although there are many schools of shakuhachi associated with the name "Myoan" (or sometimes pronounced "Meian"), the honkyoku of these schools is unconnected to the Edo period Myoan temple (modern Myoan honkyoku come mostly from Seien-ryu and Kinko-ryu).

The original Myoan school of the Edo period became known as Myoan Shimpo-ryu, headed by Katsuura Shozan, the last head of the school. This lineage almost totally died out. Only one person learned the whole repertoire from Katsuura, and that person did not teach it. A few people learned a few pieces from Katsuura, such as Jin Nyodo, Sakai Chikuho, and Takahashi Kuzan, who passed down their arrangement of some of those pieces. Some teachers also teach their own interpretation of the pieces from the notation available.

Yamaue Getsuzan studied Shimpo-ryu from a young age, from Katsuura's students at first, and then with Katsuura directly. He studied about 25 of the pieces, and passed them down in strict keeping to the Shimpo-ryu style. As such, Yamaue's lineage represents the most complete and most pure collection of Myoan Shimpo-ryu honkyoku. Justin has studied this lineage from the two remaining teachers, Takahashi Rochiku and Otsubo Shido, and has now been asked to continue the lineage.

Instrument used: 1.6 jinashi shakuhachi made by Justin Senryu

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