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PostPosted: 2012-02-16, 18:56    Post subject: World Shakuhachi Festival Update Reply with quote

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This post includes a few new details, plus information from an earlier posting:


May 31, 2012 (Thursday): Registration and Welcoming Events

June 1, 2012 (Friday): An International Shakuhachi Concert (featuring performers from all parts of the world) to be held at the Kyoto Art Centre;

June 1, 2012 (Friday) The Mujuan International Concert (including members of Kisuian Shakuhachi Dojo)

June 2, 2012 (Saturday): Meiryu Concert (featuring musicians from the various shakuhachi schools together on the same stage) to be held at the Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts and Culture;

June 3, 2012 (Sunday): Shakuhachi Masters’ Concert (featuring world-class shakuhachi virtuosi) to be held at ALTI (Art Living Theater International);

June 3, 2012 (Sunday) The 114th Shakuhachi Honkyoku Senkoku Kenso Taikai to be held at Myoan-ji (a sub-temple within the Tofukuji Temple complex). This “concert” is an act of reverent homage to the Fuke-shu and komuso tradition. Please attend (but do not applaud).

June 4, 2012 (Monday): A Second International Concert to be held at the Kyoto Art Centre.

June 4, 2012 (Monday): The North American Professionals Concert

• Shakuhachi Workshops: instruction for beginning and advanced players alike to be held throughout the weekend.

Specific times and individual performers to be announced as confirmed.


Many of you know who I am.
Some of you may not know that I have been taking Shakuhachi related groups to Japan annually for 32 years.

This year, I will be taking 4 different groups to Japan which will all
include the dates for the World Shakuhachi Festival in Kyoto (June 1-June 4, 2012). As I lived in japan in Kyoto from 1973-1975, it is my true love and where I am most familiar. I sponsored the World Shakuhachi Festival in New York in 2004, and this year's sponsor will be Kurahashi Yodo II Sensei, the son of my teacher Kurahashi Yodo I Sensei.

I can send you a detailed Itinerary as an Attachment to an email, if you like.
It includes all four trip options : both their starting and ending dates,
as well as their total amount of days, and prices (see below for price

Trip #1: 7 Days... May 30, 2012- June 5, 2012... (Festival in Kyoto Only)
Price $1,400-

Trip #2: 13 Days...May 30, 2012-June 11, 2012... (Festival in Kyoto and Tokyo, Ibaraki, Kamakura) Price $2,800-

Trip #3: 16 Days... May 21, 2012- June 5, 2012... (Tenri-Shi, Nara, Kyoto, Festival in Kyoto) Price $2,800-

Trip #4: 22 Days... May 21 - June 11, 2012... (Tenri-Shi, Nara, Kyoto, Festival in Kyoto, Tokyo, Ibaraki, Kamakura) Price: $3,700-

INCLUDED and NOT INCLUDED in the above prices:
1- All transportation in Japan is included (Shinkansen - Bullet Train - Buses, Trains, etc.)
2- Admission to the Festival and all of its events are included
3- Admission to all Museums, Temples and Gardens are included
4- Three meals per day are included (only Lunch and Dinner, on the 4 Festival Days, are not included)
5- Alcohol is not included
6- Kabuki Txs. are not included
7- Laundering or Dry Cleaning is not included
8- R/T Airfare to Japan is not included, but I can give you the information about my travel agent, or I can make the reservations for you.
9- Of course, all accommodations are included

To make this trip happen, the Yen to Dollar ration must be between 90Yen to the Dollar and 110Yen to the Dollar.
If it is, for example, 10% below 90-Yen to One-Dollar, than the price of the trip must be increased 10%, etc.

The full amounts for each trip are due by March 1st, 2012.
If there needs to be a time/payment accommodation, etc, please contact me (917-207-6724, or email <> )
And please let me know if you have any questions.

Lets have a great trip !
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin
"The magic's in the Music, and the Music's in me" - The Loving Spoonful
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