The shakuhachi is a traditional Japanese, end-blown, bamboo flute.
The Seattle Shakuhachi Society is primarily a way for people who live in and near Seattle to find out about local shakuhachi-related events such as concerts, visiting teachers, workshops, and so on. Most of our members play the shakuhachi at least a little bit, but that's not a requirement.
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What: Seattle Shakuhachi Matsuri (music workshops and student concert)
When: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Where: JCCCW (Japanese Community Cultural Center of Washington) 1414 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98144
Contact: Larry Tyrrell
What: Seattle Miyagi-Kai Concert featuring traditional Japanese instruments: koto, sangen and shakuhachi.
When: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2 p.m.
Where: Camp Burton Lodge, 9326 SW Bayview Dr., Vashon WA 98070
Cost: Free! (sponsored by Friends of Mukai)
What: Japan Fair
When: The fair is July 7-8, 2018. A traditional music program featuring Shakuhachi, Koto, and Shamisen, is on Sunday, July 8, at 3:00
Where: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004
Who: Larry Tyrrell is giving private lessons. He has been playing for over 22 years, including 6 in Japan, and has studied with both Kohachiro Miyata and Katsuya
Yokoyama. He teaches all levels and would be particularly
happy to introduce more people to the music of one
of Yokoyama's teachers, Fukuda Rando.
When: Roughly every other Sunday, between 10:00 and 4:00
Place: Saturn Building in Fremont
Contact: Larry Tyrrell (larrymoonbridge.com), (503) 235-5468
What: Patrick Johnson is teaching beginning shakuhachi students in the DoKyoku style as part of the KaKakuMei Shakuhachi Dojo.
When: Tuesday nights.
Where: Puget Sound Aikikai (an Akido school in northern Queen Ann).
Cost: Dojo fees are $45 per month.
Contact: Patrick Johnson
Fun Fact! The speed of light is about one shaku per nanosecond!