Breathing Zen: Missoku Breathing & Shakuhachi Master Class

October 24, 2010
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Learn from Akikazu Nakamura, a master of the shakuhachi method pioneered long ago by traveling Zen monks. Participants will be introduced to missoku, the ancient Japanese breathing technique once practiced by these monks in music and meditation. Nakamura, who trained with shakuhachi master Katsuya Yokoyama, will follow the missoku workshop with a master class for shakuhachi players.

Missoku Workshop only:
$15 / $10 Japan Society members

Master Class only:
$35 / $30 Japan Society members

Missoku & Master Class:
$40 / $35 Japan Society members

For tickets, please call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

*Master Class participants are required to bring a shakuhachi. For those who have studied shakuhachi but do not have an instrument, a limited number of plastic shakuhachis are available for rent for an additional $5 (for rental, you must call 212-715-1258 and purchase your ticket and reservation at the same time).

**Observer tickets may be available for these workshops after regular tickets have sold out.

  • Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 3:30 pm