The ESS launched the first ESS Journal at the summer school in London 2011.
Edited by Michael Soumei Coxall and Philip Horan, it includes articles by various ESS members.

The ESS Journal Volume I is now available at
( > Playing guides & Books > Shakuhachi Society Journals > ESS Journal Vol.1 (code: BK-19)

Many thanks to Kiku Day and Monty Levenson at Tai Hei shakuhachi for making this possible.

Also ESS members will receive a 10% discount on all items purchased on!
The offer includes jinuri, jinashi, restored vintage shakuhachi flutes, Shakulute headjoints, accessories, playing guides, books, CDs, DVDs, etc.
(and any of the items for sale).
In order to receive this discount, you have to quote your ESS membership number and expiration date to Monty Levenson, the owner of


Notes on style
The boro and Shakuhachi by Gunnar Jinmei Linder, p. 4
Myōan Shimpō-ryū: an interview with Justin Senryū Williams by Graham Ranft, p. 35
Composing for shakuhachi: Thoughts about metre, fingering, muraiki and glissando
by Ramon Humet, p. 48

Trill tablature for contemporary music by Jean-François Lagrost, p. 53
Some approaches to the performance of contemporary music by Richard Stagg, p. 56
Adventures In Contemporary Shakuhachi by Clive Bell, p. 58
Changes in the Construction of the Jinashi Shakuhachi in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries
by Kiku Day, p. 62

Between global and local: The Shakuhachi and its European ‘Identities’ by Roberto Sallustio, p. 86
ESS Membership page, p. 96


ESS Journal Vol. 1. © 2011.
Cover design by Adrian Bain.