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Hakusenso - This is one section of the four-part piece Hakusenso, written for ichigenkin by Tokuhiro Taimu in 1897. This is performed by Minegishi Issui, the Iemoto of Seikyodo Ichigenkin, on July 24th, 2010 in New York City. Minegishi is the great-great granddaughter of the composer.

 


Suma - A traditional piece on ichigenkin by Minegishi Issui, the Iemoto of Seikyodo Ichigenkin. This was performed at Kioi Hall in Tokyo Japan.

 

 


Ichigenkin played in the Kochi region of southern Shikoku, Japan.

 


Peony - (performer unnamed) This recording features a thicker string, found on some antique ichigenkin.

 


Tokyo Crows - An excerpt of a contemporary work for ichigenkin and zheng composed by Randy Raine-Reusch and Mei Han. Here re-arranged for the Mei Han Art Ensemble performance at the Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2006, featuring Paul Plimley on piano, Randy Raine-Reusch on guanzi and ichigenkin, Coat Cooke on sax, and Mei Han on zheng.

 


An improvisation on the ichigenkin by Issui Minegishi and koto by Miya Masaoka. Improvisation on the ichigenkin is very rare in Japan.



A contemporary work for bass ichigenkin, performed by Issui Minegishi

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