Jumei Tokumaru

Born in Tokyo

Shihan (Master) in the Chikumei-sha branch of Shakuhachi Kinko School

Member of Sankyoku Kyokai (Koto-Shamisen-Shakuhachi Ensemble Association)

Member of Kinkoryu Kyokai (Shakuhachi Kinko School Association)

Education

– M. M., Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1988

– B. M. in Japanese Music (Shakuhachi), Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1984

Teaching Career

– Instructor of the Shakuhachi at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, present-1999, 1995-93, 1991-89

– Instructor of the Shakuhachi at “Culture Centers” (Yomiuri, Sankei, Asahi), present-1990

Awards

– The 58th Encouragement Prize – Rookie of The Year Award (Geijutsu-Sensho) from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2008

– The Culture Encouragement Prize from Edogawa-ku in 2008

– Winner of JVC** Japanese Musicians’ Audition, 2000

– Winner of NHK*** Japanese Musicians’ Audition, 1987

Recital

– Shakuhachi Recital Vol 2, 2008

– Shakuhachi Recital Vol 1, 2007

Selected Recent Performances

– World Shakuhachi Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2008

– Concerts (organised by Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory) in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg , Russia, Oct. 2007

– Concerts (organised by Japan Foundation) in London, UK, Oct. 2006

– The 60th anniversary memory concert, UNESCO, paris, Frence, Nov. 2005

– Shakuhachi Honkyoku Recital in Padova, Italy, 2004

– Concerts (organised by Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 2003

– Concerts (organised by Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Mar. 2003

– Concerts (organised by Japan Foundation) in Germany, Italy, Belgium, 1998

– Concerts (organised by Japan Foundation) in Russia, Kazakhstan, 1998

– World Shakuhachi Festival, Boulder, Colorado 1998

– Concerts (granted by Japan Foundation) in the U.S., 1996

– Concerts (organised by Japan Foundation) in Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, 1994

– Concerts as a Japan-India Friendship Mission in Delhi, Madras, Bombay, 1993

– Concerts (granted by Japan Foundation) in Turkey, Hungary, 1993

– Concerts in Sevilla, Spain, 1993

– Concerts (organised by Japan-New Caledonia Association) in New Caledonia, 1989

* The Shakuhachi education had been given by Goro Yamaguchi since my enrollment in the school. After the graduation, I formally joined the Chikumei-sha, that was headed by Goro Yamaguchi, and learned from him until his death. **JVC is a recording company and stands for Victor Company of Japan. ***NHK is Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi: Tokumaru Jumei, Victor Company of Japan VZCG-176