Goro Yamaguchi (1933-1999) was a national treasure, and master of the shakuhachi, the bamboo flute. The kinko school developed in Tokyo, out of the Meian school of the original Kyoto komosu monks. Itcho Yoshida and Kodo Araki revitalized the instrument after it was outlawed as a ritual tool of the fuke sect. Kinko limits itself to 36 honkyoku, solo or original pieces and numerous gaikyoku, ,mostly ensemble pieces. This CD features 4 tracks, one of which, Tsuru no Sugumori, was selected to be taken on the NASA space craft, Voyager 2.