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Autumn marks the beginning of the busy fall concert season. Following are a few recommended hogaku concerts in Tokyo in the upcoming weeks:

“Keisuke Zenyoji Performs Komuso-style Shakuhachi” — The modern-day shakuhachi is an extremely versatile instrument, used in musical genres ranging from the classics to the avant-garde, jazz and pops. Nonetheless, it is the traditional shakuhachi honkyoku music — originally meditations on sound played by komuso monks as they wandered the countryside — that remains the most appealing. Few musicians have studied honkyoku pieces as thoroughly as Zenyoji. Although open to wide possibilities of individual interpretation, Zenyoji has found a balance between keeping the traditional Komuso honkyoku forms alive while infusing the music with his own sensibilities.

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