Ôno Ranzan

Ono Ranzan is Grand Master and expert in different martial arts including Karate, Ju-Jutsu, Chinese Wǔshù and Quánfǎ, and Japanese Kobujutsu.

It is in Japan that he is initiated to traditional and modern Shakuhachi.

He receives a shock listening the CD Reibo of the Grand Master and successor of the orthodox school of Fuke Shakuhachi Fujiyoshi Etsuzan.

The sacred dimension, the musical perfection and the harmony are omnipresent there. The essence of Shakuhachi is revealed completely through this sublimate music.

After his meeting with Master Fujiyoshi, he learns over again the fundamentals of Shakuhachi to become one of his most assiduous disciple.  

Thereafter, he receives the name Ôno Ranzan as is the tradition when the Master recognizes a disciples as one of his lineage, and is the first and only non-Japanese who received the title of Zen Master of Fuke-shû Shakuhachi (普化宗尺八看主).

Besides Shakuhachi, Ono Ranzan is also a renown player of Hitoyogiri.

He raises awareness of the Shakuhachi of the orthodox school by performing recitals and lectures and is teaching his art in Japan and Europe. Not only performing and teaching the art of the Great Fuke School, he makes Jinashi Shakuhachi and Hitoyogiri following old and traditional methods.

At the same time, he carries out researches on the history of Shakuhachi of Fuke sect and has published a thesis about the Fuke Shakuhachi, its history, philosophy, and music principles at the prestigious Institute of Langues’O.

Shakuhachi made by Ranzan

“Ajikan” album is available on iTunes

1 Ajikan – Arranged by Miyakawa Nyozan

2 Hifumi no Shirabe – Ichigetsuji Temple

3 Shirabe – Ichigetsuji/Reihôji Temples

4 Fukiawaseaizu – Reihôji/Ichigetsuji Temples

5 Takiochi – Fudaiji Temple

6 Oguruma – Shinoburyû Shakuhachi of the Ninja of Koga

7 Izayoi – Shinoburyû Shakuhachi of the Ninja of Koga

8 Môko Renbo – Mongolian Love

9 Takasago – Shinoburyû Shakuhachi of the Ninja of Koga

10 Kyûshû Reibo – Icchôken Temple

11 Mushi no Ne – Hitoyogiri Shakuhachi

12 Kyorei – Shôganji Temple

13 Kyo no Yo – Composed by Fukuhara Hyakunosuke

14 Yazagin – Composed by Takahashi Kûzan

15 Fantasia on Aji – Arranged by Ôno Ranzan


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“Hitoyogiri” is a manual only available in Japanese which was made for people interested in learning and practicing Hitoyogiri Shakuhachi flute.

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1. Kôjô no Tsuki 荒城の月

2. Lullaby from Takeda 竹田の子守唄

Shakuhachi: Ranzan Ôno

Piano: Richard Desroy

Available for download on iTunes: https://music.apple.com/fr/album/wabi-sabi-single/1558856801?l=en

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