Akikazu Nakamura studied shakuhachi under Katsuya Yokoyama, but has spent much of his career overseas studying (Berklee, New England Conservatory) playing (Lincoln Centre, Kennedy Centre) and collaborating (Elvin Jones, Douglas Ewart) taking the shakuhachi around the world to over 30 countries. Back home, he demonstrates here his virtuosity of playing traditional tunes. The Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism became a refuge for samurai who wanted to become komuso monks. This temple was called Meianji (Dark Bright Temple) and the sect played the shakuhachi as a meditative tool. These seven tunes were left by the komuso monks of Meianji Temple and include Koku, Daha Shingetsu, Tamuke, Taizanha Shika no Tohne and Korin.