Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Komuso Zen Priest Playing Shakuhachi Video

Komuso were Zen Buddhist Priests who used to travel about playing the Shakuhachi (Japanese Flute) for meditation and alms. Komuso means “Priest of Nothingness.”

I encountered this Komuso while I was in Nagoya. Komuso ceased to exist from the late 19th Century onwards.

The titles are bits of Zen sayings from samurai and Zen Masters. The subtitles tell the tale of the Komuso and their ultimate fate.

It’s up for possible airing at Current TV:
http://current.com/items/88939627_zen_priest_playing_the_shakuhachi

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May 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, buddhism, busking, culture, entertainment, flute, japan, japanese culture, japanese history, komuso, life, music, Nagoya, travel, video, vlog, youtube, zen | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mozart in Munich – Street Buskers

This is a video I shot by chance of some street musicians in Munich last month performing Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine NachtMusik.

 The subtitles tell a bit about Mozart’s history with Munich his success and heartbreak.

 

November 28, 2007 Posted by | busker, busking, cello, classical music, eine kleine nachtmusik, mozart, Munchen, Munich, music, street musicians, violins | 1 Comment