Monday, January 12, 2009
Zen Spirit- Tani Senzan
Tani Senzan is the foremost master of the Ueda style of shakuhachi playing. He began his studies in Osaka with his father, who was also a Ueda-ryu shakuhachi master and recording artist. Under the tutelage of Ueda Kado, Mr. Tani received his headmaster status in 1977, won three consecutive Ueda National Gold medals and also won top honours in the N.H.K. National Music Competition. During the same period he recorded an album entitled “The Season of the White Flower” for King Record. Mr. Tani has performed in Europe and North America and continues to have a busy concert schedule throughout Japan, as well as playing at cultural festivals and on radio and television.Tani Senzan also performs on “Evening Snow” and “Japanese Mysteries” both from Oasis Productions.