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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi maker, musician

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Hi, I’m Perry Yung. Welcome! 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 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!
Those interested in my acting work (TV, film and stage) can see what I’m up to at my actors blog.  -

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New Inlay on Kazan Shakuhachi

Hi all,
Today’s repair (among 3 others and a plastic horse) is a Kazan that needs a new Utaguchi inlay.

I’ve seen some Kazan flutes before and know that the maker likes to use Ivory.

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Shakuhachi with Hot Peas and Butter

I’ve been rehearsing with Hot Peas and Butter this week for two shows in NYC.The first will be Saturday March 28 at Skirball Auditorium at New York University. Strangely enough, the last time I performed at Skirball was for the Big Apple International Shakuhachi Festival hosted by Grandmaster Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin.

The next show is on April 5th in Brooklyn. More info TBA

I like playing Latin pop music with shakuhachi!

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Shakuhachi at Brooklyn Center for the ARTS

Next Sunday , April 5th, is the second show with Hot Peas and Butter. I am so excited to play with them again. They are such a great group and last Saturday’s show was a smash. Ok, So I’m only playing on one song, but here’s an opportunity to introduce the Zen flute to a lot of people.

Here’s the space at the Brooklyn Center for the Arts.

I hear the show is almost sold out. It’s a good thing I don’t get nervous anymore smile

Namaste, Perry

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Zen saying for Perry.