Previously, musician ogurock, and Shakuhachi player Hiroshi Takeuchi, who guided us on our “YOITOKO Meguritabi” in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, came to Sound House to play!
Since they were here, I wanted them to play something! That's why Takeuchi-san tried out the metal Shakuhachi, a product that is sold at Sound House!
Hiroshi Takeuchi, also known as Shakuhachi Samurai. What kind of player is he?
■ Hiroshi Takeuchi's Profile
When he was 24, he was amazed by the sound of the shakuhachi, and entered the world of shakuhachi. He learned about modern shakuhachi from Takuya Iwata, the winner of the International Shakuhachi Competition, and then went on to develop activities under the theme of "Shakuhachi at hand" and "traditional innovation". He has collaborated with Western musical instrument players and world-wide calligraphy artists, and participated in many other public works and events. In 2019, he received the Mie Prefectural Culture Rookie Award. He has also held lectures and MCed events from the perspective of a former civil servant and a late starter.
Looking at his profile, he seems like a very unique shakuhachi player!
First of all, a song about the soul food of the citizens of Ise, Karaagedon with ogurock on guitar and vocals together with Takeuchi's shakuhachi!
By the way, this time, Takeuchi tried Koshaho's Shakuhachi Tozan style 1 shaku 8 sun.
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This shakuhachi is not made of bamboo but of wood. What are the features?
A passionate, powerful song was played!
While touching on the features of the design, he said "It looks cool!" He reviewed the shakuhachi saying, "I think it's just right for beginners just getting started". If you are interested in the shakuhachi, please consider this one ♪!
Even when the camera stopped rolling, their fun story did not stop!!
Next, he tried to play three of Kochoho Shakohachi, one which he had tried earlier, a shakuhachi used by Takeuchi during live shows, and finally the rare metal shakuhachi!
Shakuhachi also have their own personalities depending on the material!
As you saw from his profile, Mr. Takeuchi is pursuing innovative shakuhachi performances. In recent live performances, he performs using a novel technique of blowing a shakuhachi while doing voice percussion! Check out a little bit of that performance!
So that's it! Voice percussion shakuhachi is a technique that seems to have great potential!!
Mr. Takeuchi conveys the appeal of shakuhachi with new ideas that go beyond the traditional Japanese instrument style, but based on traditional playing techniques. Please see his official website for his detailed activities!
Shakuhachi player Hiroshi Takeuchi official website
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