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The Sound of the Wind by dosankodebbie

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One of my favorite musical instruments is the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). This etegami depicts a komuso, one of the wandering Zen Buddhist monks who used shakuhachi as a means of meditation. The accompanying words are a quote from a longer poem by Ikkyu, an eccentric 15th century Zen priest, poet, and shakuhachi player.


etegami, japan, folk art, zen, meditation, music, shakuhachi, flute, bamboo, wind, sounds, buddhism, buddhist monks, mendicants, wandering, blue, straw hat

I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.

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  • davvi
    davviabout 3 years ago

    very good childhood story.the sond of the wind will never stop until we are alive.

  • Ron C. Moss
    Ron C. Mossabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful art and poetry. I have a shaka and can get a note but I have never learnt a tune. I have many recordings by riley lee…do you know of him?

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