Aki No Neiro: Shades of Autumn - A Shakuhacki Flute Concert
Kaoru Kakizakai was born in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture in 1959 and started playing the kena while he was in his teens. At 21 he started playing the shakuhachi in the Kinko style. His teacher recognized an unusual ability to play so he recommended him study with the master,Yokoyama Katsuya. He graduated from the NHK Traditional Music Conservatory and is the winner of the prestigious Kumamoto All Japan Hogaku competition. He has performed extensively in America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.