I've been going through photos from a long time ago. These are photos I received from my Shakuhachi teacher who included them with a letter he mailed me after I'd already moved here to the United States.
My sensei Kyorai-san (Myoan School of Shakuhachi) is seated with
his school friend Narusei-san (Kinko School of Shakuhachi). This photo was
taken in June Showa 40 at Zenshuji in Kita-gamagun in the Tokyo area.
In this photo is Myoan Hon Ryo Shakuhachi School. My teacher
is in the center of the photo standing and smiling. After college, I played
shakuhachi with some of the people in this photo, but not with this Shakuhachi
This is a photo of my Japanese dancing (odori) teacher after
college. She’s standing with Kondo-san who is my shakuhachi teacher’s (Kyorai-san)
#1 shakuhachi student. This photo was taken in Showa 40 in Tokyo.
Kondo-san is playing in Koenji Park in Tokyo wearing a
traditional Japanese kimono.
May Showa 44 (1969), Azabu Jyumenji Temple in Tokyo, Myoan Shakuhachi
Zengai (gathering). As I’ve already
moved to America, I’m not in this photo with my Shakuhachi club, however,
looking back at this photo my sensei (Kyorai-san, Kyodan sensei) is seated
in the front and I believe the person in the front row, third from the left in
the white shirt is Ohoi-san.
My thanks to my daughter Masa for helping me with this blog entry.