• Kyodo


Hanzan Shimabara, a revered shakuhachi bamboo flute player, died of pneumonia on Saturday at a hospital in Hiroshima, his family said Sunday. He was 100.

Shimabara, whose real name was Shigezo Shimabara, was from the city of Hiroshima and designated a “living national treasure” in 1982.

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