I'd like to hear from some of the teachers and scholars on the Forum regarding your question.
Choshi is used as a kind of blessing piece for new beginnings by various shakuhachi people. That and Esashi Oiwake and I think you could call the bases covered without a bunch of long drawn out stuff which people outside the shakuhachi community would only find confounding if not boring. _________________
Posted: 2014-04-22, 16:16 Post subject: Need a song recommendation for a new home blessing?
I played Hifumi Hachi Gaeshi to bless a friend's new home in a small village in Transylvania, Romania about a decade ago. I don't think any komuso traveled there in the past; I'm sure there was good gypsy music, however. I would also second Moran's suggestion of Choshi. Kumoijishi is an omedetai kyoku or piece played at celebrations; it's short and sweet. _________________ "Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus" Emerson