BOB BERLIN-GROUS acquired his first shakuhachi in Kobe, Japan and began blowing in earnest upon his return to northern California. Soon after being introduced to the traditional music, he moved to Los Angeles to study shakuhachi with Baido Wakita. After a year and a half, Wakita sensei recommended that he go back to Japan to deepen his studies. From 1974 to 1980 Bob studied Kinko honkyoku with Sato Seibi in Osaka. Today he continues to blow shakuhachi at his home in Santa Rosa, California. Bob is the author of Introductory Manual for Kinko Honkyoku and The Sound of Bamboo—Shakuhachi: A Journey of Discovery .

Shakuhachi improvizations dedicated to the memory of woodblock and sumi-e artist Clifton Karhu.



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Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
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