The World Shakuhachi Festival (WSF) is the major festival for shakuhachi aficionados from all over the world and is held on different continents approximately every four years since the first festival in 1994 in Bisei, Japan. The others have been in Boulder, USA 1998, Tokyo, Japan 2002, New York, USA 2004, Sydney, Australia 2008, and in Kyoto, Japan 2012.

The World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 in London continues the tradition and will consist of a diverse range of concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, symposiums, exhibitions, study sessions and informal gatherings, most of which are open to the general public. It will be the first to be held in Europe, acknowledging and celebrating the fact that Europe has become a firmly established territory for the shakuhachi with substantial representation of various schools, styles and approaches to the performance of the instrument and its music.

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