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Any honkyoku teachers you guys know of in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan? or nearby? Thanks. I won't be able to make it to Kyoto all that often for lessons. So I need to have a local teacher. Figured I'd ask before I get there in case anyone knows.
I found a few teachers, hopefully I can figure out how to contact them. One Myoan teacher and one sankyoku type teacher. If anyone finds some other teachers too, that would help, or the contact info for the Myoan teacher. Not really looking to learn sankyoku so much.
Last edited by Bogert (2007-04-09 18:17:16)
I did a little search for you in Japanese and it seems there is a nice Japanese traditional music store right near the Toyohashi station. That might be the best place to ask about local teachers of a particular school. It's called "Yama no ya"
Here is the link, but it's in Japanese. At the bottom of the page is a map.
You will probably have a lot more options if you are able to make it into Nagoya city. For example,
There also seems to be an interesting group called the Toyohashi Chiku Do Kai,
豊橋竹道会, led by Shiroi Kyudo (?, not sure how to read it exactly) 白井己童.
I would check out that store though and tell them what kind of playing you are interested in so they can hopefully guide you to a suitable teacher. Good luck, but it seems like you have some options. Good tiume as any to brush up on Japanese too, not sure if any teachers will speak English.
Thanks, I appreciate that. My Japanese is limited, but I did find a Myoan shakuhachi teacher that lives in Toyohashi, just not the contact info... I will certainly look for that shop. Thanks.
I'd just like to say to not preemptively devalue the benefit of sankyoku study particularly at your present state of development as a player. Experience with sankyoku can bring you unimagined structure and disipline in your technique that will show benefits in your honkyoku playing. If you have the opportunity I say take it. The social networking (and chances to improve your Japanese) is by itself worth the effort. Keep in touch and good luck.
Well I figured I'll learn sankyoku with whomever I take lessons from, but don't want that to be the total focus. I will check into it though, thanks for the advice.