KSK Teachers

Furuya Teruo

Furuya Teruo

Mr. Furuya was born in Osaka in 1949. His earliest exposure to the shakuhachi was an instrument that his father purchased out of curiosity but never learned to play.

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Matama Kazushi

Matama Kazushi

Mr. Matama was born in Yokohama in 1947. As a teenager he was a member of a local hiking club, and he initially became interested in the shakuhachi because of a bit of folklore he read at that time.

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Kakizakai Kaoru

Kakizakai Kaoru

Kakizakai Kaoru was born in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture in 1959. He began playing the Peruvian flute called the Quena while he was an engineering student at Aoyama Gakuin University.

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KSK Instructors

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Aside from teaching the shakuhachi Patrick Johnson is also an ordained Zen priest in the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Zen, and at his day job, he works as a clinical psychologist in Seattle, Washington.

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Matheus Ferreira

Matheus Ferreira

Matheus first heard the shakuhachi during a meditation retreat. Living in the city of São Paulo, home of the largest Japanese town in the world, he had many challenges trying to find a teacher that would accept him as a shakuhachi student.

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KSK Founder

Yokoyama Katsuya

Yokoyama Katsuya
(1934 - 04/21/2010)

Yokoyama Katsuya was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1934. Initially called Shin’ya, he was a third generation shakuhachi player in the Yokoyama family.

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Watazumi Doso Roshi

Watazumi Doso Roshi
(11/1911 - 12/14/1992)

For us, the life and teaching of Watazumi are important if for no other reason than he was one of the two priniciple teachers of Yokoyama Sensei.

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