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Yamamoto Hozan

Yamamoto Hozan

Yamamoto Hozan


Hozan Yamamoto II (山本 邦山, Yamamoto Hozan) (born 1937) learned shakuhachi from his father and was later taught by Chozan Nakanishi. After absorbing classical style of the shakuhachi, he explored ways of extending the shakuhachi to other genre. In 1966 he formed the "Shakuhachi Sanbon Kai" trio with Reibo Aoki and Katsuya Yokoyama, together creating a variety of crossover collaborations beginning with the jazz idiom in 1967. In 2002 Yamamoto Hozan was designated as one of the Living National Treasures of Japan for Shakuhachi. Read more on Last.fm
Hozan Yamamoto II (山本 邦山, Yamamoto Hozan) (born 1937) learned shakuhachi from his father and was later taught by Chozan Nakanishi. After absorbing classical style of the shakuhachi, he explored ways of extending the shakuhachi to other genre. In 1966 he formed the "Shakuhachi Sanbon Kai" trio with Reibo Aoki and Katsuya Yokoyama, together creating a variety of crossover collaborations beginning with the jazz idiom in 1967. In 2002 Yamamoto Hozan was designated as one of the Living National Treasures of Japan for Shakuhachi.

He currently serves as lecturer at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and as head of the Hozan-kai Shakuhachi Guild. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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