Shakuhachi explains the history and traditions of this fascinating end-blown flute. Long associated with Japanese Buddhism and especially the Zen sects (playing the Shakuhachi was sometimes called “blowing Zen”), this program features Japanese Shakuhachi Master Taniguchi Yoshinobu and American Shakuhachi Master Michael Gould. Written and hosted by Dr. William P. Malm, Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology and Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan. Joseph Friedman, Director of Photography, filmed this program in several haunting and stunningly beautiful Buddhist monasteries in central Japan.
Produced and Directed by Eugene Enrico.