Akihito Obama is one of the best young shakuhachi players in Japan. He has played with the excellent Takio Band and performed in many countries around the world. On this album he plays duets with six other top musicians on a variety of instruments. Akira Horikoshi (percussion), Yukihiro Goto (Satsuma biwa), Hiroshi Yoshino (wood bass), Taro Matsumoto (shakuhachi), Yuriko Mukoujima (viola) and Etsuko Takezawa (17 stringed koto). It all hangs together well, with a lot of variety and some great musicianship.