This is the reissue of a Kitaro’s classic performance at Yakushiji Temple.
In a special event for world peace, Kitaro and his ensemble performed at the magnificent Yakushiji temple, the first concert ever presented in the venerable temple. The temple is the final resting place of Genjo Sanzo. Sanzo is famously known to have brought the sacred texts of Buddhism from India to Japan, making his journey on the ancient Silk Road more than a millennium ago. “It was Genjo’s journey that inspired our performance,” recalls Kitaro. “With our utmost passion, we hope that the Yakushiji concert reflected, the passion of his journey.”
DVD: All Region
01. Monks Introduction
04. Silk Road
07. Water of Mystery
11. Free Flight
12. Heaven and Earth
Annual all night Taiko event is one of the Kitaro’s most important lifeworks that has been carried for over decades. This is the event that Kitaro expresses his appreciation to the Mother Earth and the nature. On full moon day, he continuously plays Taiko from sunset to dawn. The great point of this event is that Kitaro welcomes anybody who would like to join and perform with him together. This is the outdoor event. Please bring the warm clothes, blankets and raincoats for in case it rains.
Date & Time: 6pm on August 22nd (Sat) until 6am on 23rd (Sun).
Location: Maruyama Park in Miasa, Omachi-shi, Nagano, Japan
• In the event of rain, the ceremony will be cancelled.
• We encourage participants to inform the organizer of your participation in advance.
• If you would like to bring your own Taiko, please inform the organizer in advance.
• You can join or leave the event whenever you would like to.
• Please park your car in the parking area. Do not park on the street.
• Event venue is close to the residential area. Once you arrive at the parking, please follow our staff to get to the event. Please do not bother neighbors.
• It is about 12 hours event. We encourage participants to bring snacks or some foods.
• You can set up your tent in the event area. Local accommodation is also available.
• DO NOT forget bringing plastic bags for your garbage. KEEP CLEAN THE NATURE!
Please note: The proceedings of the this event include Kitaro’s prayer for North Alps, and the sacred drumming of the Taiko to express appreciation of the great Earth. Your participation in this event is strictly voluntary, at your own risk, and that you are freely choosing to participate. We are not responsible for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any direct, incidental or consequential damages of any kind.
For more information, please contact to the event organization at +81 (090) 8852-9142, or +81(090)4442-8086.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8M earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu. On May 12, 2015 a second, 7.3M earthquake struck. Aid groups and local nonprofits are mobilizing to provide support and emergency supplies to the people impacted by both earthquakes. All donations to this fund will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in Nepal.
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Stephen Small’s new album Inamorata : Letters Of Devotion is now available at iTunes Store. His original piano songs are peaceful, soothing and very relaxing. Enjoy.
Stephen Small Newly Released Album Classics For The Heart Vol.3
Domo Records presents Classics For The Heart Volume 3, a collection featuring rearrangements of popular classics by Stephen Small including selections by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Lizst and Debussy.
Golden Globe and Grammy Winning Artist Kitaro Releases an ALL-NEW Version of his Highly Acclaimed Daylight Moonlight, Live In Yakushiji DVD on August 7
For Immediate Release
Recorded during a special event for world peace, Kitaro and his ensemble performed at the magnificent Yakushiji temple, the first concert ever presented in the venerable shrine. The temple is the final resting place of Genjo Sanzo. Sanzo is famously known to have brought the sacred texts of Buddhism from India to Japan. This incredible journey on the ancient Silk Road took place more than a millennium ago.
Kitaro says, “It was Genjo’s journey that inspired our performance. With our utmost passion, we hope that our passion for the music performed at the Yakushiji concert reflected, the passion of his journey.”
Captured over three evenings at the sacred Yakushiji Temple in the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, Kitaro reprises compositions from earlier albums. He includes his Golden Globe Award-Winning theme to Heaven & Earth as well as two previously unreleased tracks.
The critics agree. “All the drama, grace and humanity of his usual offerings are here with the added immediacy of the live recording and the profound spirit of the Yakushiji monks who also appear on the previously unreleased track, ‘Wa’. With sweeping synthesized sounds, Native American flute, Taiko drums, nature sounds combined with Western instrumentation, this special offering from Kitaro is a journey to inner realms of exotic earthly destinations.”
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Kuubokumon is an original accessory line from Kyoto, Japan with Kanji design elements utilizing Bonji as motif. This is a one-of-a-kind Japanese accessory with handcrafted carved sumi word on ceramic. Kuubokumon artist, MUGEN custom creates each piece by hand and care. We are proud to bring this original artisan jewelry made from a true heartfelt artist.
Handcraft Bonji Bracelet “Senju Kannon” (God of Mercy) Exclusive item from Japanese accessory brand “Kuubokumon”
Bonji is Sanskrit characters started in ancient India and used essentially by Shingon Buddhists in Japan to write out mantra and sutras in Sanskrit. It was introduced to Japan by Ku-Kai in 806 AD after he had studied Sanskrit and Mantrayana Buddhism in China. It is believed that each word represents Buddha and that it has a power to protect people and guide them to right direction just by wearing it. Nowadays, it is often used for tattoo, T-shirts design etc with sense of reverence.
In Japan, this Sanskrit character ‘hriiH’ (reading KIRIKU) represents Senju Kannon and Amida Nyorai.
Kannon is known as the God (Goddess) of Mercy (Sanskrit: Sahasrabhuja-Arya-Avalokitesvara) and Senju Kannon means Thousand-Armed Kannon; one of Japan’s most beloved esoteric forms of Kannon. Senju Kannon is said to have one thousand arms, with the palm of each hand containing one eye and was worshipped independently as a central object of devotion, often prayed to for avoiding illness, eye problems, and blindness.
Senju Kannon is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Rat (Year of Birth: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Considered as Buddha of Infinite Light (Sanskrit: Amitabha Tathagata), Amida Nyorai is a celestial Buddha who has the ability to intervene in this world and save people in a god-like manner. He has passed the bodhisattva path and has achieved superhuman powers giving him the power to live in the heavens.
Amida Nyorai is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Dog (Year of Birth: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Accessory style : Bracelet (Ball – Large)
Word (Sumi) Color : White
Clay Color: Black
Ball diameter: 0.6 in (1.5cm)
about 1.24 oz (35 g)
[Length of string]
OPTION 1: 9.1 in (23. cm)
OPTION 2: 8.3 in (21 cm)
OPTION 3: 7.1 in (18 cm)
(Including Dark brown Kyogumi string)
*For string used tough kyogumi string which was used for decoration string for samurai weapon from old times in Japan.