Sunday, November 27, 2016

Photos from Kyorai-Sensei

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 school.

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.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

My future is bright

Last week, I went to calligraphy class. We took the subway to Manhattan and then walked. This was my first lesson. My wife joined me.

This is the result from my first lesson. I have written "mi-rai" which in Japanese means "the future" or in my interpretation means "my future life".

Thursday, August 06, 2015

my son facing Mt. fuji, at Kaizo-ji temple, kawagucvhi-ko

kawaguchi-ko Mt. fuji ,Family trip to japan

at asahi-dake,shuzen-ji, family trip to japan july 2015

At asahi-daki,shuzenji,july 2015. trip to japan

Monday, April 20, 2015

At Mount Holyoke College, Mass. there is small Japanese garden.     April, 2015

 All of Horiuchi Family get together at Masa's college.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Celebrating my 77th "Lucky" Birthday in Maui

We had a family get-together in Maui for my 77th year old (kijyu 喜寿) birthday celebration.  Kijyu (喜寿) means 77th birthday.

Here I am with Tony who climbed the needle carrying this very heavy rock.

this is bamboo forest on hike to the water falls

this is my birthday cake at Roy's in Waikiki

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tony with rock in Maui

As we drove to the Needle in Maui, we saw a man running on the side of the road carrying a big rock on his shoulder.

On the climb to the needle I saw the same man climbing up to the needle carrying the rock!

I introduced myself and learned his name was Tony. I played shakuhachi in his honor.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Myoanji Gong

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honkyoku for peonies

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