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#1 2010-01-31 20:37:28

Tairaku 太楽
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The Tairaku Collection 2010

Smallest=1.0 by Chikuyo. Largest=3.5 by Perry Yung

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc123/Tairaku/Shakuhachi%20pics/Collection22010.jpg


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#2 2010-01-31 21:07:10

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Now THAT is hot!


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#3 2010-01-31 21:20:09

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Shakuhachi Porn!!

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#4 2010-01-31 21:21:38

airin
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Very, very cool!

I want that photo for my desktop......

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#5 2010-01-31 21:36:27

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Tairaku wrote:

Smallest=1.0 by Chikuyo. Largest=3.5 by Perry Yung

What key is that 3.5 in? C or C#? yikes

Zak


塵も積もれば山となる -- "Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru." -- Piled-up specks of dust become a mountain.

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#6 2010-01-31 21:39:54

Jim Thompson
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Tairaku wrote:

Smallest=1.0 by Chikuyo. Largest=3.5 by Perry Yung

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc12 … n22010.jpg

Everybody should be advised. This is what can happen!


" Who do you trust , me or your own eyes?" - Groucho Marx

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#7 2010-01-31 21:46:30

Tairaku 太楽
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Zakarius wrote:

Tairaku wrote:

Smallest=1.0 by Chikuyo. Largest=3.5 by Perry Yung

What key is that 3.5 in? C or C#? yikes

Zak

I use it to play an octave below 1.8 in D. But I can get the pitch to vary depending on how I play it.

Jim Thompson wrote:

Everybody should be advised. This is what can happen!

There are people in Japan much worse than me. I know a guy with over 2000. He is demented. I would like to pare this collection down, it's too many.


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#8 2010-01-31 22:13:58

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

EXCELLENT!


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#9 2010-01-31 22:16:19

ABRAXAS
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Ok, footnotes?

How many of the Mongo Flutes are Taimu? What's the story on the one's that arent?


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#10 2010-02-01 05:15:00

Jam
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Beautiful!!

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#11 2010-02-01 05:43:30

Kiku Day
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Are you airing them? Like walking the dog! lol
AMAZING collection, Brian ! ! !
Nerd!    wink


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that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
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#12 2010-02-01 09:42:40

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Are you airing them?

Let's hope it is that and not something more lascivious in nature.

Shakuhachi Porn!!


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#13 2010-02-01 10:16:56

Jim Thompson
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Tairaku wrote:

There are people in Japan much worse than me. I know a guy with over 2000. He is demented. I would like to pare this collection down, it's too many.

2000 shakuhachi! That's hard to fathom. What does the guy do for a living? I guess if he sold shakuhachi we'd know about him. His story must be curious one.

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#14 2010-02-01 12:03:07

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

I think we should form a shakuhachi Hit Squad & go to the guys house;-)

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#15 2010-02-01 13:18:55

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

If it's a gaggle of geese, a pod of whales, and a murder of crows, is this a forest of shakuhachi?

a row (ro) of shakuhachi?

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#16 2010-02-01 14:07:55

Kiku Day
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Jim Thompson wrote:

Tairaku wrote:

There are people in Japan much worse than me. I know a guy with over 2000. He is demented. I would like to pare this collection down, it's too many.

2000 shakuhachi! That's hard to fathom. What does the guy do for a living? I guess if he sold shakuhachi we'd know about him. His story must be curious one.

His work? A total shakuhachi nerd! Nobody knows where the money comes from - apart from his wife is working. He doesn't sell much - only to a few people. He has the most amazing amount of research where he has measured every single shakuhachi that has gone through his hands in detail (and that is thousands).... all written in notebooks. Imagine if there is a fire! Kosugi, the chair person of the Komusō Research Group has tried to persuade him to make his research open to others. But he doesn't really want to.

As Tukitani told me one day: Most of the research done within the field of shakuhachi has been done by amateur aficionados and not professional researchers. That is why it is so hard to trace the sources...
The fact is that a lot of amazing amateur researchers have added a lot of important information to our knowledge about this instrument. I really hope he will share his.

When you go to his home, there is shakuhachi everywhere - you almost step on them....
His story IS curious. He told me in order to really make your life a REAL shakuhachi life - you have to think about only shakuhachi and so much that you forget your partner's face. I told him I was an amateur! smile I know Iwamoto has expressed similar thoughts.

We are talking about the same guy, aren't we Brian?


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
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#17 2010-02-01 14:30:20

airin
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Kiku Day wrote:

A total shakuhachi nerd! ....... He has the most amazing amount of research where he has measured every single shakuhachi that has gone through his hands in detail (and that is thousands).... all written in notebooks.

Sounds like this man may have some of the characteristics of a high functioning autistic person.

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#18 2010-02-01 14:37:02

Tairaku 太楽
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Kiku Day wrote:

When you go to his home, there is shakuhachi everywhere - you almost step on them....
His story IS curious. He told me in order to really make your life a REAL shakuhachi life - you have to think about only shakuhachi and so much that you forget your partner's face. I told him I was an amateur! smile I know Iwamoto has expressed similar thoughts.

We are talking about the same guy, aren't we Brian?

Yeah. That's not his home, it's his dojo. I've never been to his home.

However this degree of obsession is a cautionary tale as Iwamoto exemplifies.

The guy we're talking about.......among other things, he committed to shakuhachi after being a radical student activist in the '60's. He was involved in violent stuff and one of the cops took him aside and said, "This is not going to end well for you. You like shakuhachi, pull yourself together and focus on that instead of this revolt." wink We all come to shakuhachi from different angles.


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#19 2010-02-01 15:08:52

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Tairaku wrote:

Smallest=1.0 by Chikuyo. Largest=3.5 by Perry Yung

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc12 … n22010.jpg

Okay, now it's time for one-by-one full length photos with size and maker.

No slacking.


... Oh yeah and don't forget the SUPER-Ya-Know-This-Is-A-Recession-Now-Don'tcha discount prices.

Last edited by Chris Moran (2010-02-01 19:52:39)


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#20 2010-02-01 15:10:42

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Tairaku, is there a favorite Shakuhachi? If so, why do you like it characteristically above other flutes?

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#21 2010-02-01 15:14:55

Rick Riekert
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Kiku Day wrote:

He told me in order to really make your life a REAL shakuhachi life - you have to think about only shakuhachi and so much that you forget your partner's face.

A self-respecting partner’s permanent exit from such a relationship would presumably expedite the shakumaniac’s amnesia.


Mastery does not lay in the mastery of technique, but in penetrating the heart of the music. However, he who has not mastered the technique will not penetrate the heart of the music.
~ Hisamatsu Fûyô

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#22 2010-02-01 16:08:44

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Chris Moran wrote:

Okay, now it's time for one-by-one full length photos with size and maker.

No slacking.

With sound clips for each one, of course...


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It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?
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#23 2010-02-01 16:54:30

Bas Nijenhuis
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

Vevolis wrote:

Tairaku, is there a favorite Shakuhachi? If so, why do you like it characteristically above other flutes?

yes yes...If you may choose only one Tairaku, which one will it be? (the rest will be given away of course smile)


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#24 2010-02-01 18:23:55

Tairaku 太楽
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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

I don't know if there is just one. There are maybe 2 or 3 which could be my favorites.


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#25 2010-02-01 18:48:29

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Re: The Tairaku Collection 2010

There are few personality traits I respect more than all-out obsession.


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