Thursday, March 11, 2010

礫川餘光's interview with Tomimori Kyozan 4

Track 5

You are working on a difficult subject. When it comes to honkyoku, you cannot understand it unless you devote yourself to performing it. It cannot be approached through books. Besides, there is very little literature about it.

There are good female players, do you know that? For example, Iso Ikko (joshi) in Fukuoka. She already played the shakuhachi when she was in girls' school. The wife of deceased Myochin-san in Shikoku was also good. So here and there. People tend to think that the instrument is for men.

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