Monden Tekiku: I just ran across some samples of this guy's playing while researching a piece on Komuso.com. He has a very unique sound and style! Anybody know anything about him?... and/or how to get a hold of his recording?
Posted: 2013-08-14, 11:18 Post subject: Monden Tekiku
about Monden Tekiku sensei: I know Monden Tekiku-sensei. About ten years ago I had his group lesson in Osaka. He is very interested in my book (or theory)"Shakuhachi Suisou -ho Second"(尺八吹奏法Ⅱ）. So at that time he sent me a long letter himself. Monden sensei is introduced in the following website, please look. It contains a introduction of Monden-sensei's CD . http://www.yo.rim.or.jp/~kosyuuan/kosyuan/monden.htm By the way its sender is Mr. Tsuda who is one of my acquentances.
I'll introduce Monden-sensei a little by the letter.(Following)
I had have lessons under Master Sakurai Muteki(1893-1961) from 1948. After his death I took over his school, because other students were very busy for their jobs.Shakuhachi player must make Shakuhachi,so I had studied making jinashi komuso shakuhachi under the direction of Mr.Okamoto Chikugai. Komuso shakuhachi has Knot a little, and don't have any ji( past-like material).That sounds soft and remains bamboo-sound.......(continue).. Now he got older ,so his highly student Maeda Tekiku is taking over his school.( Last year He and other students and I had got drink greatly.) I hope this letter will helpful for you. Regards. Kishi Kiyokazu (Osaka Japan) _________________ I run Shakuhachi-playing-study-group(尺八吹奏研究会）. I have been studying the shakuhachi and published a text book [尺八吹奏法Ⅱ］. I wish to share with pleasure of playing the shakuhachi with all of the ESS members.