Concert by Yodo Kurahashi, Master of the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute

Naropa University's School of the Arts happily welcomes Yodo Kurahashi II, master of the Japanese shakuhachi flute. Join us for a concert by Yodo Kurahashi II, accompanied by Yoko Hiraoka.

A Concert by Yodo Kurahashi II, Master of the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute


Yodo Kurahashi IISunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Tickets $10. Free to Naropa students, staff, and faculty, with Naropa ID.

Yodo Kurahashi II will perform a concert of traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute music. Accompanying him will be Yoko Hiraoka, performing on the koto and shamisen, traditional string instruments.

Yodo Kurahashi II
 is one of Japan's great Master Shakuhachi flute players, playing this beautiful and evocative bamboo instrument for more than forty years. His father, also a famous shakuhachi player, was his first teacher as a young boy and Yodo-sensei eventually became head of his father's dojo in Kyoto: Mujuan dojo. In a career spanning forty years, Yodo Kurahashi has garnered esteem and accolades from the four corners of the traditional Japanese music world. He is recognized both in Japan and in many countries abroad as a genteel ambassador of shakuhachi, and of Japanese hogaku traditional music in general. He regularly performs at major concert venues in the United States, and his travels and teaching take him as far as Israel, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands. His CD recordings have won awards, and he has often appeared on television in Japan. Yodo's repertoire of music includes the Zen Buddhist masterpieces of solo music from ancient Japan, as well as very new and experimental music written for the shakuhachi.


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Mark Miller at or 303-546-5282 to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.