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U-Getsu-Fu op.11 1980
shakuhachi & 17-gen ..... about 12 min

"U-Getsu-Fu" means "Music of Rain and Moon" in Japanese.

Soh-Gyo-Fu op.26 1986
shakuhachi & 20-gen .....about 17 min
@ASKS *32CM-208


Four episodes for Shakuhachi and 20 strings-koto.
"Soh-Gyo-Fu" means "Music of Pisces -Two Fishes"

mirokuMIROKU effect
op.33 1987
11 japanese instruments (yoko-bue, 3 shakuhachi, shamisen, biwa, 2 koto, 17-gen koto, 2perc) & strings orchestra ..... about 20 min
#premier : on 4th March 1988 in Detroit, Pro Musica Nipponia
1.Kaza-Kiri (Wind cutter)
2.Hana-Emi (Flower smiler)
3.Mai-Udo (Slow dancer)

MIROKU is the buddha who saves the world of 5,670,000,000 years into the future after the death of Shakamuni.

op.38 1989
shakuhachi & 13-gen ..... about 13 min
Shin-Ten Ongaku Kyoukai *MISH-0002
1.Izumi (fountain)
2.Sawa (mountain stream)
3.Yodomi (backwater)
4.Tani (valley)
(flow of water)
"Sui-Gen-Fu" means "Music of Water Visions" in Japanese.

op.41 1990
20 strings koto ..... about 13 min
@ASKS *32CM-189, 28CM-578

1.Shirabe (Theme)
2.Kyu (Allegro)
3.Ren (Intermezzo)
4.Kan (Adagio)
5.Mai (Dance)

"Moyura" is made up of five pieces (the obsolete Japanese word moyura means resonance). They represent a faint hope we have, despair from an enpty dream, transparent resignation, anxiety for a far end, whose fragments touch wood and strum strings. These five scenes can be said to follow the life of a man from the cradile to the grave.

op.54 1992
17 strings koto (or 20-gen)..... about 12 min
@ASKS *30CM-267, 28CM-578, WWCC-75007
3.Lento molto

"Nabari" in obsolete Japanese means "to hide away". It is composed of three parts, lento-allegro- lento, and uses "hidden mode"(d-es-fis-g-a-b-c).

gagakuGAGAKU "Tori-Yume-no-Mai (Bird Dream Dance)" op.69 1997
GAGAKU ensemble (6 yoko-bue, 3 Hichiriki, 6 Sho, Biwa, koto, 20-gen, 3perc)..... about 45 min

#premier : On 27th September 1997, National Theatre of Japan
Shunjusha publishing company. Contemporary Japanese music, vol.12
1.Jo/Netori (Introduction)
2.Tori (The Birds)
3.Ki (The Trees)
4.Hoshi (The Stars)
5.Yume (Dream)

The birds sing as if dreaming
The trees burst into bud, it seems with urgency
The stars shine as if reborn
The dreams go around and appear as if in graceful dance.

Yume-Awase, Yume-Tagae (Within Dreams Without Dreams)
op.74 1998
20-gen,clarinet,violin & cello ..... about 23 min
Within Dreams Without Dreams op.74a 1999
20-gen, with 7 Japanese instruments

Within Dreams Without Dreams op.74b 2002
20-gen, with chamber orchestra (clarinet, perc & strings)

1.Dream about Water
2.Dream about a Tree
3.Dream sbout a Fire
4.Dream about a Cloud
5.Dream about the Sky

op.78 1999
20-strings koto..... about 11 min

"Subaru" is the Japanese name of Pleiades. This work is a companion piece of "Pleiades Dances VIII" for piano. It is composed of seven short character pieces -- Moon-Fire-Water-Wood-Metal-Earth -- based on the theme of seven tones.

Yume-Yurara-ni... (Wavering Dreams) op.86 2001
harp,sho & shakuhachi
..... about 15 min
Wavering Dreams op.86a 2002
shakuhachi, sho & 20-gen x2

Hoshi-Yume-no-Mai (Stellar Dream Dances) op.89 2002
japanese instruments ensemble
(yoko-bue, 2 shakuhachi, Shamisen, Biwa, (Sho, Hichi-riki), 13-gen Koto, 20-gen koto, 17-gen koto, taiko & percussions.) ..... about 25 min @ASKS
#premier : On 24th May 2002, Pro Musica Nipponia
1.Jo-no-Mai (introduction)
10.Bugi-no-Mai (dancers)