Kominato Akihisa

Kominato Akihisa: a Bridge Between Traditional and Modern Music

Born into a family of master musicians in Fukushima Prefecture, the still young Kominato Akihisa (小湊昭尚) is determined to keep the tradition of playing the shakuhachi, a type of bamboo flute, alive. But like with so many traditional ways and instruments, interest in playing this instrument is diminishing fast in modern Japan. Meet Kominato Akihisa,…