Shakuhachi workshop in Figeac

Chikumeisha France autumn shakuhachi workshop
with Gunnar Jinmei Linder Kinko Chikumeisha Shihan

Also with Christophe Gaston (shakuhachi), Akari Sagara (koto,vocals)
and Guillaume Fiat (shamisen, vocals)

28 – 30 October 2022 in Figeac
(south-west France)

I am honoured to welcome in my home-town the 20th Chikumeisha shakuhachi workshop with my master Gunnar Jinmei Linder.

The program is rich : 3 days of teaching (Friday for beginners; Saturday and Sunday for intermediate and advance), 2 concerts in the peaceful and inspiring medieval town of Figeac.

Although I publish quite lately the advertisement on my website, registrations and detailed program are available on the Chikumeisha webpage :

Looking forward to meet you there !


French Chikumeisha Autumn workshop.

Dear all,

Because of the pandemic, the autumn workshop organized by Chikumeisha France with Gunnar Jinmei Linder will be held online instead of in Figeac.

The dates are November 13th, 14th and 15th. The workshop fee is 80€ (*)

More information on

Friday, November 13th will have a focus on beginners.
Saturday, November 14th: focus is mainly on Kinko-ryū honkyoku
Sunday, November 15th: focus is on sankyoku.
All participants are welcome to attend all sessions

Beginners are people already able to produce the notes and read the Kinko notation; teaching to pure beginners is not really possible in such a format.

Please note that whatever your level is, you are welcome to participate in one, two or all three sessions if you want to discover the pieces covered. The level designation (please see the program for details) is only meant to indicate the tempo of teaching and what the teacher will expect of pre-understanding of the material. It is of course possible to just audit the lessons.

Please note that there is a possibility to book individual instruction with Gunnar on Thursday, November 12. Please contact Gunnar directly at

Registration process:

  • Please send a mail to for registration and details on payment.
  • When payment is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom meeting ID + a link to download all the material.

Best regards,


The Chikumeisha France Board

(*) in case of economical problems, please contact Gunnar

Back from London

I had a intense week of meetings and sharing in
London world shakuhachi festival

The program was very dense, 5 concerts each day, workshops, masterclass and lectures all the day long with 80 professional guests, masters, performers, teachers, scholars or makers…
A good opportunity to perfect the ability of choosing !

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Concerts in Figeac videos

Here are to videos from the two concerts given in Figeac
during the last Shakuhachi masterclass

On the 1st of June in the church of Fons
(Nice little roman church with beautiful acoustic)


A two voices version of the famous Sakura; The beginners were playing the first voice studied the same day and the advanced played the second voice composed by Christophe Gaston. This quite a Rock’n’roll version !

On the 2nd of June in the auditorium of the music school of Figeac

Shika no tone

Shika no tone – Evocation of two deer (shika) calling for each other in the forest.
That was the first time I was playing this famous 2 voices version of this Honkyoku;
I was honoured to play it with Gunnar !

Shakuhachi master class in Figeac

report from the Shakuhachi master class

with Gunnar Jinmei Linder
in Figeac – S.W France

The students group Gunnar Jinmei Linder and Akari Sagara

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WSF2018 – World Shakuhachi Festival

1-4 August 2018 in London

World Shakuhachi festival
for the first time in Europe

Web site :

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