Kuniyoshi Sugawara is one of Japan's finest shakuchi players, who has studied under different teachers. He has become known for his versatility for performing styles from traditional to jazz. This is an album of mostly contemporary material including a composition, Kotoba no Yoru, written by a composer of mainly Arabic music (Jun Chikuma) and the only work, Renzan, written by Tadao Sawai that does not contain either koto or shamisen. Features Sugawara's wife Shoko Izumiyama on koto and other koto players. 1. Ugetsufu 2. Kaei 3. Kotoba no Yoru 4. Renzan 5. Kata Ashi Torii no Eizo 6. Nihon Minyo Kumikyoku # 1.