Ai-no-te: Music performed between vocal sections
Atari: To stirke a finger hole
Ato-Uta: Ending vocal section
Chikuzen inchinyo: The bamboo and Zen are as one
Chirashi: Climax of section
Danmono: Scored in Dans without vocal sections
Dojikyoku: Children's song. Actually called "Dokyoku"
Furi: A rapid meri/kari head dip.
Gaikyoku: Outside Music
Gakufu: Musical notation
Hachigaeshi: Returning the bowl.
Hate: A light kind of honkyoku. Played in the afternoon when free from strict discipline of religion.
Honte: The main body of a piece
Ichi Ji Ichi Ritsu: One temple, one piece
Ichi On Jo Buttsu: To reach enlightenment by the use of only one sound
Jiuta: Music originally composed for Shamisen
Kaede: Secondary arangment of a piece
Kan: Upper register
Kari: Blow by putting the chin up, to raise the tone
Ki Sui An: House of Blowing "emptiness". The name was given to the teaching school (DOJO) of Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin by Kurahashi Yodo in 1975.
Komi Buki: Big breath
Kumiuta: Pieces for Koto license
Mae-Uta: Opening vocal section
Meri: Blow by putting the chin down, to lower the tone
Miyakobushi: The scale D, E♭, F, G, A♭, C, D
Nagashi: Playing in the street
Naka-uta: Middle vocal section
Nayashi: To begin pitch meri and rise to standard pitch
Nyogetsu: Like the moon...the essence of the moon. The "nyo" is from (Jin) NYOdo. The name was given to Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin by his teacher Kurahashi Yodo in 1975.
Otsu: Low register
Reibo: Yearning for the Bell
Reishin: Heart or Spirit of the Bell. The "rei" is from (Aoki) REIbo. The name was give to Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin in 2001 by the Living National Treasure, Aoki Reibo.
Sankyoku: Music with three instruments
Shaku: 30.3 cm
Shirabe: To check the sounds and move into the proper frame of mind before performing Honkyoku
Sokyoku: Music originally composed for Koto
Sugagaki: The term Sugagaki, when used in Shakuhachi music, simply means pieces which are unrelated to the Fuke legend. The term Sugagaki also refers to a technique used in solo Koto music without voice.
Sun: 3.03 cm
Suri: Glissando
Suri age: A slide upwards
Takane: Section of a honkyoku piece usually played in the upper octave, often containing the climax of the piece
Takuhatsu: Pieces played by Komuso when begging.
Tamane: Flutter tongue technique
Tegoto: Musical Interlude
Tegotomono: Musical form with Tegoto
Utaguchi: The sharp blowing edge of the shakuhahi
Yuri: Vibrato
boddhidharma painting
by Kampo Harada-Sensei

ajikan scroll
by Kurahashi Yodo-Sensei