Re-release of eight LP records onto CD, released between 1980 and 1986 with extra tracks. Traditional ensemble with shakuhachi and koto. Hozan Yamamoto was designated a living national treasure in 2002. He is head of the Hozan-kai Shakuhachi Guild and one of the great pioneers in experimental styles and has recorded with a number of collaborators around the world including Ravi Shankar, and top musicians from the jazz and flamenco worlds. This excellent series profiles his more traditional repertoire and highlight his outstanding technique. Six tracks : Shion, Taiko, Gen no Shirabe, Banka, Snagen Dokuso-kyoku Yuzurigi and Kari.