“Rokudan” by Yatsuhashi Kengyo

This is a famous Japanese composition for koto and accompaniment. I have a hard time following what’s going on in Japanese music so the liner notes accompanying this were very helpful. I’m going to have to learn more about Yatsuhashi Kengyo, the famous 16th century composer of this piece.

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*