Arashiyama Kyoto Bamboo Forest

Perry Yung Shakuhachi Image

We’ve been in Japan now for nearly three weeks and as always, it’s difficult to put into words everything that has transpired and transformed in this short space. Even time itself is questioned when one stands in a magnificent forest such at the one picture here, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest of Kyoto. I played shakuhachi while walking this very path over ten years ago. This time I was with my children, whose company I had not the pleasure of back then.

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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi Maker, Performer, Teacher

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Teaching Schedule Update:
- Shakuhachi Making Workshop. Three Rivers College, Norwich, Connecticut 10am - 2pm, Feb 28, 2013. Details TBA
- Zen Mountain Monastery Arts Retreat - Shakuhachi Making and Playing, July 10 -11, 2014.

Hi, I’m Perry Yung. I first discovered the shakuhachi flute while performing in New York City as an actor in Ellen Stewart’s Oedipus the King. Night after night, the subtle sound grew to become all encompassing. Soon, I started my path by making the flute as it was impossible to buy a shakuhachi in the pre internet days of 1994. Time passed and eight years later got a grant to live in Japan to study traditionally with some of the best makers and players in the world. The shakuhachi changed my life in ways that words can not describe. My goal is to help you with a flute that can open that door as it is a beautiful world on the other side. Come on in!

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