World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 in London

The World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 will be presented in London as a collaboration between the European Shakuhachi Society, KSK Japan and Goldsmiths (University of London). The dates are 01-04. 08. 2018, with a gala opening concert on the evening of 31. 07. 2018. Further information will be posted here.

KSK Europe Scholarship

The second round of the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan Europe for shakuhachi studies in Japan was announced at the end of 2017; the closing date for applicaitons is 31. 01. 2018. Further details will be found .



Dr Jim Franklin is a master performer of the shakuhachi, as well as a composer.

He studied the shakuhachi with Riley Lee in Sydney, and Furuya Teruo and Yokoyama Katsuya in Tokyo.

In 1996 he received the title "Shihan" (Master) from Yokoyama-sensei. He is one of the few non-Japanese, and the very few residents of Europe, to have received this high title.

He has lived in Germany since 2004, where he teaches and performs the shakuhachi.





Jim Franklin is a qualified teacher of shakuhachi, in the lineage of Yokoyama Katsuya. He offers instruction for beginners and advanced players in various German cities.

Teaching news:

KSK Europe is planning further workshops during 2017. Further information can be found here