Shakuhachi



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The Zen Shakuhachi Truth Research Web Pages

Introduction & Critical Guide to the Study of Early Ascetic Shakuhachi History & Ideology in Particular

Torsten Olafsson • 無穴笛オーラフソン トーステンデンマーク • Denmark

 



Introduction

About this Research Project

Realizations & Conclusions

Highlighted Pictures

Highlighted Quotations

Texts, Quotations & Illustrations
     A Chronological Panorama:

 •  India

 •  China

 •  Japan

 •  The West


To be - or not to be:
     a "Zen Buddhist Priest"?


Errors, Misconceptions & Loose Ends

The Source Collections

The Written Sources

1470?: The Kyōgen Play Rakuami

1505: Kōrin's Shakuhachi Essay

1512: The Taigenshō Music Treatise

The Komosō & Fuke-komosō Sources

1614: The Keichō kenmon-shū

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Evidence

1628: The Kaidō Honsoku Thesis

1640s?: The Butsu-gen Evidence

1646: Isshi Bunshu's Letter
     to the Komusō Sandō Mugetsu


1646 ... The Hottō Kokushi Legend

The Early Komusō Texts

The Kyōto/Kansai Sources

The Edo/Kantō/Tōkyō Sources

1664: Shichiku shoshinshū

1677: The Enpō 5, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance


1678: The Enpō 5, 12th Month
     Komusō-ha Oboe Memorandum


1687: The Jōkyō 4, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Ordinance


1694: Engetsu's Honsoku deshi ...

c. 1700?: The Kyotaku Denki myth

1703 & 1705: The Myōan-ji
     c/o Kōkoku-ji Interrelationship


1722: The Kyōhō 7, 6th Month
     Reihō-ji Memorandum


1730: The Kyōhō 15, 7th Month
     Ichigetsu-ji & Reihō-ji Memorandum


1732: The Shakuhachi denrai-ki
     and early 'honkyoku' history


1735: Myōan-ji's Kyorei-zan engi ...

1751: Keichō no okitegaki -
     Existing Reprint Versions


1752: Myōan Temple Restorer Engetsu Ryōgen's
     23 Fixed Rules for the House


1770: The Kurozawa Kinko Honkyoku Collection

1795: Kyotaku denki kokujikai

1816: Miyaji Ikkan's Shakuhachi hikki

1823: Hisamatsu Fūyō's Hitori mondō

Literature

Links

Profile / Bio / CV

Contact Info


Links

Cordial thanks to Kishi Kiyokazu, 貴志清一, Japan,
for contributing to the editing of this webpage.


More links to be added ...

THE WEST

Tai Hei Shakuhachi - USA: shakuhachi.com

The International Shakuhachi Society - USA: komuso.com

The European Shakuhachi Society: shakuhachisociety.eu

The ESS Shakuhachi Forum: shakuhachiforum.eu


JAPAN

Online libraries, dictionaries & text databases:

CBETA China Electronic Buddhist Association

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

IRIZ - International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism
Hanazono University, Kyōto


Kotenseki Sogo Database c/o Waseda University, Tokyo: Japanese & Chinese Classics

National Archives of Japan/Kokuritsu Kōbun Shokan: Digital Archive

The National Diet Library/Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan: Digital Collections


Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies
National Taiwan University


The SAT Daizōkyō Text Database - University of Tokyo


Research institutions & organizations:

Chikuyūsha

Komusō Kenkyūkai, Hosshin-ji, Tokyo


Individual, independent Japanese researchers & historians:

飯田峡嶺
Iida Kyorei c/o Koshū-an website

Iida Kyorei website, list of sources

Iida Kyorei weblog

柿崎鐘輔
Kakizaki Shōhō's "Rōnanushi Hikaechō" website

Kakizaki Shōhō's "Rōnanushi Hikaechō" website - A comprehensive Edo Period chronology a.o.

Kakizaki Shōhō's "Rōnanushi Hikaechō" website - Index/menu of specially selected subjects 1-2

Kakizaki Shōhō's "Rōnanushi Hikaechō" website - Index/menu of specially selected subjects 3-4

貴志清一: 尺八吹奏研究会HP
Kishi Kiyokazu's Shakuhachi Performance Research Society HomePage

葛山幻海
Katurayama Genkai's (a.k.a. Genkai Katurayama) website

牧原一路
Makihara Ichiro website: Kyūkō-ryū shakuhachi to komusō

Makihara Ichiro weblog: "Heisei no komusō Ichiro no nikki"
- on the de facto original non-existence of the Fuke-shū


Makihara Ichiro weblog: "Heisei no komusō Ichiro no nikki"
- on how and why the Kyoto Myōan-ji became a subtemple of the Kōkoku-ji in Yura


Makihara Ichiro weblog: "Shakuhachi to Ikkyū-gatari no komusō Ichiro"
- on the de facto original non-existence of the Fuke-shū


Makihara Ichiro on FaceBook


みそたねくん:孤舟庵
Misotanekun: Koshū-an website


山口籟盟
Yamaguchi Raimei website

Yamaguchi Raimei on FaceBook


山戸朋盟
Yamato Hōmei website

Yamato Hōmei
- on the actual, de facto creation of the Keichō no okitegaki document as late as in 1751?


Yamato Hōmei on FaceBook


矢頭 治
Yatō Osamu website

Yatō Osamu website - list of relevant book titles

Yatō Osamu website - more relevant book titles

Yatō Osamu weblog - more relevant book titles



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