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6:00PM, Saturday, Dec 22

Daihonzan Chozen-ji
3565 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

This event is free and open to the public. No shorts or tank tops, please.

Shakuhachi @ chozen-ji

Come enjoy the deeply meditative and relaxing music of the shakuhachi at Chozen-ji. The evening begins with a short meditation and will continue with a performance of traditional shakuhachi solo pieces on the theme of nature.

Christopher Yohmei Blasdel is a master of the Kinko style shakuhachi, having lived, studied and performed in Tokyo for over 44 years. He recently relocated to Honolulu where he actively teaches and performs. He is presently an adjunct lecturer on Japanese music at UH Manoa, Department of Music.

Program: The Empty Bell (Kyorei), Song of the Cranes (Tsuru no Sugomori), Song of the Waterfall (Takiotoshi no Kyoku), Falling Leaves (Sagariha no Kyoku), etc.