Sound Of SilenceStreaming Video - 2006
The shakuhachi, a kind of wooden flute, was introduced to Japan sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries and was used in court music as well as in Buddhist monasteries as a vehicle for enlightenment. This program features performances and discussion by Shozan Tanabe, one of Japan's most recognized players of the shakuhachi. Along with recordings of his music, Tanabe talks about the history of this instrument so often associated with the "sound of Japan.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2000
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (48 min.) :,sd., col., digital
Alternative Title: Sound of silence