The SSSG Dojo has been established as a training center for traditional shakuhachi, with an emphasis on working with beginning and intermediate students.

Our formal affiliation is with the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan (International Shakuhachi Training Center or, KSK) that was founded by Yokoyama Katsuya in Tokyo in 1988. The KSK promotes a particular style of interpreting and performing traditional shakuhachi music, called Koten, or classical, Honkyoku. This is the musical genre comprised of the ‘genuine pieces’ (hon kyoku) of meditation music that have been performed in various Zen temples in Japan for the past several centuries at least.