Kinko-ryu honkyoku

In the beginning of the Edo Period, itinerant Buddhist priests (Komuso) of the Fuke sect who were previously employed as Samurai began to use a 1.8 feet long Shakuhachi for their mendicancy. This was called the Fuke Shakuhachi.

A retired Samurai, Kurosawa Kinko (1710-1771), who was the teacher at a temple of the sect, was commissioned to travel round Japan and established a style of art music on the instrument by composing new pieces based upon the repertoire of the Fuke Shakuhachi.

At the end of the Edo Period musicians of the Kinko school began to participate in the ensemble of Koto music, taking the place of the Kokyu, together with the Koto and Shamisen. The repertoire of the original solo pieces of the Kinko school is called Honkyoku (original pieces) while the repertoire of Koto pieces in which the Shakuhachi participates is called Gaikyoku (outside pieces).

Source: The International Shakuhachi Society

Some pieces from the Kinko-ryu are played in the Hijiri-ryū:

(to be continued)

Fukuda Teruhisa’s Recording:

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List of the Kinko-Ryu repertoire (source John Singer)

  1. HIFUMI HACHIGAESHI NO SHIRABE
  2. KOTOBUKI NO SHIRABE
  3. TAKI OTOSHI NO KYOKU
  4. AKITA SUGAGAKI
  5. KORO SUGAGAKI
    Honkyoku Score of Araki Chikuo
  6. KYUSHU REIBO
  7. SHIZU NO KYOKU
  8. KYO REIBO
  9. MUKAIJI REIBO
  10. a. KOKU REIBO
    b. KOKU REIBO (IKKAN RYU)
  11. BANSHIKI CHO
  12. SHIN KYOREI
  13. KIN SAN KYOREI
  14. YOSHIYA REIBO
  15. YUGURE NO KYOKU
  16. SAKAI JISHI
  17. UCHIKAE KYOREI
  18. IGUSA REIBO
  19. IZU REIBO
  20. REIBO NAGASHI
  21. SOKAKU REIBO
  22. SANYA SUGAGAKI
  23. SHIMOTSUKE KYOREI
  24. MEGURO JISHI
  25. GINRYU KOKU
  26. SAYAMA SUGAGAKI
  27. SAGARIHA NO KYOKU
  28. NAMIMA REIBO
  29. SHIKA NO TONEH
  30. HOSHOSU
  31. AKEBONO NO SHIRABE
  32. AKEBONO SUGAGAKI
  33. ASHI NO SHIRABE
  34. KOTOJI NO KYOKU
  35. KINUTA SUGOMORI
  36. TSUKI NO KYOKU

Additional Honkyoku Adopted by the Kinko Ryu

KUMOI JISHI
AZUMA NO KYOKU
SUGAGAKI

 

Hélène Seiyu Codjo

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