A young prodigy shakuhachi performer / Kinko Ryu grand master
Born in Kyoto city, September 1990. Currently residing in Kyoto city.
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts.
Started playing the shakuhachi at age 8, and from age 15 (first year
of senior high school), started taking lessons from Yoshinobu Taniguchi (Kinko Ryu Senshinkutsu Grand Master), former visiting professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the US. Learned Kinko Ryu shakuhachi, Buddhist shakuhachi, Zen shakuhachi and all aspects of shakuhachi.
During the same period, received tutelage and direct transmission of works such as Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku and Sankyoku Gassokyoku from Reibo Aoki II, a living national treasure.
Furthermore, received direct transmission of works such as Watazumido Dokyoku from Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Azuma Ryu Honkyoku (Fukuda Rando Kyoku) and modern pieces from Katsuya Yokoyama, a world famous shakuhachi player under his tutelage, and received tutelage and direct transmission from Hoan Kojima XLI of Myoan Ryu dating from the Kamakura period (1185 – 1333), and received praises from various masters.
Became licensed as Kinko Ryu Grand Master at age 16, the youngest nation-wide and an exceptional event. (In the previous year, became licensed as the youngest Tozan Ryu Master.)
Participated in the Nation-wide High School Comprehensive Culture Festival for 3 years in a row receiving praises from Hozan Yamamoto, a national living treasure, and other masters.
In 2009, entered the Tokyo University of the Arts (Shakuhachi major, Department of Traditional Japanese Music, Faculty of Music).
By then, had already mastered the Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku (Watazumido Dokyoku, Fukezen Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Nezasaha Kinpu Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku), and mastered all the secret works and secret techniques of Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku.
In 2010, her debut single CD “Hatsune” was issued, and displayed at the Musical Instrument Museum, the largest musical instrument museum in the US.
In 2011, participated in “Japonský den 2011” held in Prague; performed at the Czech Museum of Music with the Japanese Ambassador to the Czech Republic in the audience. Also performed on national Czech Television and was broadcast throughout Europe.
In 2007, appeared on DHC Theater “Traditions for the Future” Episode 29 (shown on ANA international flights). In the same year, gave a “Spring Night Time Special Museum Opening Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Recital” at the Miho Museum.
In 2001, participated in the creation of theme music for Genshin, an open-world role playing mage, together with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble and others.
In the same year, participated in the performance by Min Tanaka, a world-famous dancer, “’Feelings of Sound and Feelings of Dance’ – Dance Heard and Music Seen,” together with pianist Yuri Morimoto.
◆ Passed the “NHK Traditional Japanese Music Audition”
◆ Recipient of the “Aoyama Music Award – Newcomer’s Prize”
◆ Approved two years in a row for “Culture Agency Art Festival Participation Public Performance” and gave “Culture Agency Art Festival Participation Public Performance Mamino Yorita Recital” at the Kongo Noh Theater, Kyoto, and Aoyama Music Memorial Hall Barocksaal, Kyoto.
◆ Recipient of the 2019 Kyoto City Fine Arts Newcomer’s Prize.
◆ Recipient of the 2022 Kyoto Urban Prefecture Culture Award Encouragement Prize.
Masters from whom she received personal instructions:
Katsuya Yokoyama (world famous shakuhachi player)
Hoan Kojima (the 41st Kanshu of Myoanji temple)
Reibo Aoki II (living national treasure)
Genzan Miyoshi (Tozan Ryu Chikurinken Dai Shihan)
*in no particular order
・Recipient of the 2022 Kyoto Urban Prefecture Culture Award Encouragement Prize.
→ 2022 Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Prize
・Participated in Community Service "Waku Waku workshop" at Hachinohe City Nakazawa Junior High School.
・Organized concert "Sound of Chushun" at Itabashi Marie Konzert.
"Tsubaki" Woodwind Quintet & Shakuhachi
"Lion and Peony" Japanese drum and koden shakuhachi duo
"Japanese Instrumental -sound of the millennium- 2022"
・Min Tanaka x Yuri Morimoto x Mamino Yorita "Sound Mind and Odori Mind" - Odori Hearing and Sound Seeing
→ Min Tanaka x Yuri Morimoto x Mamino Yorita
Location: THEATRE E9 KYOTO (Kyoto)
・The first Waraku Music Festival has been postponed to 2022.
・Played the shakuhachi part of the open world RPG "Genshin" - New Area "Inazuma".
→ Inazuma OST image song LIVE MUSIC VIDEO
→ Duel in the Mist - Inazuma OST Battle Theme MV
→ "Travelers' Musings" — Behind the Scenes of the Music of Inazuma
・Organized salon concert "First day of summer" at Kioicho Salon Hall.
・Organized concert tour "Japanese Instrumental Koden Session 2021".
at tenjin9 in Okayama City
at Nebuta Museum WA RASSE in Aomori City）
at Hacchi in Hachinohe City
at Shimizuya Ryokan in Nambu Town
・Organized concert "Japanese Instrumental -sound of the millennium- 2021" at Kyoto citizen Hall ALTI.
*Agency for Cultural Affairs Continuing Support for Cultural and Artistic Activities.
・Appeared on "Pharcyde TV" run by the hip-hop legend group "The Pharcyde".
→ R2 RADIO
・Performs at Hotel & Museum Royal Classic Osaka New Year's Day Buffet.
・Organized concert "Japanese Instrumental Koden Session 2020" at Sunlife Garden in Totsuka city.
・Receives the Best Young Artist Award by City of Kyoto in 2020.
→ the Best Young Artist Award by City of Kyoto in 2020
・Performs at ““ONE”CONCERT〜FUEIRO〜.” (Tessenkai-Nogaku-Kenshu-Jo)
・Performs at “Yoshida-Sanso Kangetsu-kai.” (Yoshida-Sanso(the second home of Higashi-Fushimi no Miya))
・Performs at “International Contemporary Festival “Music, Present in Asia ・ Present of Orchestral Asia 2019”.”
→ International Contemporary Festival “Music, Present in Asia ・ Present of Orchestral Asia 2019”
・Performs at “New Year's tea ceremony.” (Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto)
→ New Year's tea ceremony
・Performs at “Christmas party (Organizers: Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School)
・“2nd Halloween Eve Festival – shakuhachi and piano soiree on a night of shooting stars” (TOCOL® salon concert, Okayama).
・Performs at the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin wine event (HEIAN JINGU SHRINE Restaurant & Banquet Hall).
・15th anniversary Grand Chapitre (Organizers: CONFRERIE DU SABRE D'OR JAPON)
→ 15th anniversary Grand Chapitre
・Performs in “Dance and Japanese Music Appreciation Concert with rising stars and top billed performers” (National Bunraku Theatre, Osaka)
→ Dance and Japanese Music Appreciation Concert with rising stars and top billed performers
・Meeting with the Iemoto.（Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo）
・“Mamino Yorita solo recital on the day when the full moon closest to the earth this year meets the shakuhachi, liquor and chocolate” (TOCOL® salon concert / Donna Selvatica)
・“Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Playing Method Lecture & Short Concert” (sponsored by Nakamura Laboratory, Faculty of Music, Kyoto City University of Arts Faculty of Music).
→ Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Playing Method Lecture & Short Concert
・Performs at the Okayama International Music Festival 2017 opening concert.
・Appears on DHC Theater “Traditions for the Future” Episode 29 (shown on ANA international flights).
→ video clip】DHC Theater “Traditions for the Future” Episode 29 Mamino Yorita, shakuhachi player, Kyoto
・“Spring Night Special Open Museum Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Recital” (MIHO MUSEUM) / Nanako Torigoe (Kana), koto.
・Makes a guest appearance at KOTO×PIANO formation 3rd anniversary commemorative concert “KOTO×PIANO vol.5” (Tiara Koto).
→ KOTO×PIANO formation 3rd anniversary commemorative concert “KOTO×PIANO vol.5”
・Fukushima Prefecture “Prayer for resurgence and rebirth of home town” / appeared in Fukushima Minpo.
・Performs at Kyoto Hotel Okura Ippinkai (Soshitsu Sen, honorable tea honorable iemoto in attendance).
・Mamino Yorita feature article appears in the monthly publication “Shukyo Kogei Shimbun.”
・Amashin Archaic Hall (Miyako Hotel New Archaic).
・Performs at “Sakae Tamada Chansons Concert.”
・Invited as a special lecturer by “Horikawa Music High School Japanese music course” (Culture and Arts Exploration Project).
→ Culture and Arts Exploration Project for 2nd year students “Shakuhachi lecture”
・Performs at Kobe wine event (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan).
・“Halloween Eve Festival – shakuhachi and piano soiree on a night of shooting stars” (TOCOL® salon concert, Okayama).
・Performs at Fusayoshi Kai book publication commemorative party.
・Invited as a lecturer at Kyoto Gakuen University Japanese music club summer camp.
・Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Aoyama Foundation Aoyama Music Award Newcomer Award Recipients Training Results Unveiling Concert “Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Recital” (Aoyama Music Memorial Hall Barocksaal, Kyoto).
・Performs at Kyoto Hotel Okura Lobby Concert.
・Performs at the 10th Kinshukai of Nihon Buyo Mikagekai.
・Performs at the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin wine event (Governor of Kyoto Urban Prefecture and the French Consul General in Kyoto in attendance).
・Performs at the Kobe Portopia Hotel wine society Christmas concert.
・Performs at Ken-ichi Kobori Being Decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette Commemoration Celebration (Governor of Kyoto Urban Prefecture and Mayor of Kyoto City in attendance).
→ Hauzan Myojunji official website
・Performs at Kyoto Brighton Hotel Lobby Concert.
・Performs at Soprotimist International Kyoto Kitayama Charity Concert (Kyoto Hotel Okura).
・Performs at “Fumiko Shijo Commemoration Celebration of Publishing of Koki” (Kyoto Hotel Okura).
・Performs at Public Interest Juridical Person Kyoto City International Foundation international exchange event (Kyoto International Community House).
・Gives a model performance at the 18th Regular Concert of the Kyoto Urban Prefecture High School Japanese Music Federation (Art and Culture League Japanese Music Division).
・Performs pursuant to an invitation by the Hawaiian High School Students of Japanese Descent Japanese Culture Experience Program.
・Performs at Uji City Hall Lobby Concert.
・Performs at Kyoto Brighton Hotel New Year Cooperative Social Gathering.
・Performs at Osaka Rotary Club’s New Year Concert.
・Performs at the Japan Bamboo Association “55th National Bamboo Convention Kyoto Convention.”
・Performs at Rokujizo Little Kids Mikoshi Festival (Uji City, Kyoto).
・Cultural Agency Art Festival Participation Performance “Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Recital”(Aoyama Music Memorial Hall Barocksaal).
→ ・list of 2014 (69th) Culture Agency Art Festival participating performances
・Makes an offering of performance at “Autumn Ohigan Offering” at Enshozan Koumyouji in Amagasaki.
・Makes an offering of performance in “Tamagushi Offering” at the main shrine building of Kashihara Jingu, where the first emperor Jinmu ascended to the throne.
・Makes an offering of performance in “Main Temple Building Completion Ceremony” at Tenshozan Raikouji, Nara.
・Makes an offering of performance in “Upper Shrine Offering” at the main shrine building of Niukawa Kamijinja upper shrine, Nara.
・erforms at the 6th Big Stage in Uji (Uji City Lifelong Learning Center Hall).
・Performs at Nishijin Uoshin.
・Performs at “Michiko Inoue Taisho Koto Concert” (Omihachiman City Bunka Kaikan large hall).
・Makes an offering of performance at “Spring Ohigan Offering” at Enshozan Koumyouji in Amagasaki.
・Gives shakuhachi lessons at Kyoto Municipal Hirosawa Grade School.
Performs at the 10th Anniversary of Founding Ceremony of Kyoto Murasaki Lion’s Club.
・Performs at the Urasenke Chado Comprehensive Museum.
・Performs at the 50th Anniversary of Establishment Commemorative Celebration of Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Kyoto Private School Promotion Association.
→ Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Kyoto Private School Promotion Association official website
・Performs at the Kyoto Wabunka no Kai “Lecture Concert Vol.9 Exploring the Charms of Traditional Music.”
→ Kyoto Wabunka no Kai official website “Shakuhachi music is fun
・Approved for the “2013 (68th) Culture Agency Art Festival Participation Public Performance” and does a recital (October 5th) at the Kongou Nohgakudo (Kyoto).
・Passes the “NHK Japanese music audition” and makes her FM radio debut.
・Performs at the 5th Big Stage in Uji (Uji City Lifelong Learning Center Hall).
・Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Commemorative Concert (Kyoto Urban Prefectural People’s Hall ALTI).
・Graduates from Tokyo University of the Arts.
・Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Aoyama Foundation Supported Special Public Performance “Mamino Yorita Shakuhachi Concert.”
・Approved for the “2012(67th) Culture Agency Art Festival Participation Public Performance.”
・Performs at “Summer Vacation Parent Child Program / Invitation to Japanese Music (Japanese sounds to be enjoyed by parents and children)” at the National Theatre.
・Participates in “Masateru Ando Retirement Commemoration Concert.” A live recorded CD containing “Dokan～Ichikotsucho Koto Concerto” went on sale in September.
Awarded the 2011 (21st) Aoyama Music Award Newcomer Award by Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Aoyama Foundation. Reported in newspapers.
→ List of Aoyama Music Award winners year 2011《21st》Newcomer Award
・Performs at the opening ceremony of People’s Culture Festival・Kyoto 2011.
・Invited as a special guest to “Japonský den 2011 (Festival of Japan - Kaizen)” held in Prague (Czech Republic).
Performs secret pieces such as Sika no Tone and Tsuru no Sugomori at the Czech Museum of Music (National Museum in Prague) in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador to the Czech Republic. She also performed on the national Czech Television, which was broadcast throughout Europe.
→ Japonský den official website
→ 【video clip】Japonské dny - Kaizen / Japan Day - Kaizen / 2011
Age 20. Issues her debut single CD, “MAIDEN VOYAGE-Hatsune (Buddhist Shakuhachi, Zen Shakuhachi).” Sold worldwide, in US, Europe, etc.
“Hatsune” is exhibited at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, where Monty H. Levenson was in charge of traditional Japanese instruments.
→ “MAIDEN VOYAGE-Hatsune (Buddhist Shakuhachi, Zen Shakuhachi)”
By this time, she had already mastered the entire Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku (Watazumido Dokyoku, Fuke Zen Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Nezasaha Kinpu Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku) in its entirety, about 120 major Sankyoku Gassokyoku pieces, contemporary works and songs.
She has mastered secret works and secret techniques such as differentiating between playing yo and in which reaches the level of Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku, differentiating among the 6 types of wu (A♭), differentiating the various types of suzuru, differentiating among Goeika and pilgrim song pieces, the eru technique, and the cosmic floatation technique; she attracts attention as a rare presence in the present day world of shakuhachi.
・Enters the Tokyo University of the Arts (Shakuhachi major, Department of Traditional Japanese Music, Faculty of Music).
・Receives the 3rd Kyoto Private School Advancement Award / Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Kyoto Private School Advancement Association.
During her high school years (Kyoto Koka Senior High School), performs shakuhachi for 3 years in a row as the Kyoto representative at Nation-wide High School Comprehensive Culture Festivals. Receives praises from Hozan Yamamoto, a national living treasure.
→ Public Interest Foundation Juridical Person Kyoto Private School Advancement Association official website
Receives the title of Kinko Ryu Grand Master at the age of 16 (2nd year, senior high school), which is exceptional.
In the world of shakuhachi, where the average age of title holders of Associate Master and above is 63.5 years old, she becomes the only high school student who is a Grand Master.
Studies with Yoshinobu Taniguchi (Kinko Ryu Senshinkutsu Grand Master), former visiting professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, USA; studies Kinko Ryu shakuhachi, Buddhist shakuhachi, Zen shakuhachi and shakuhachi science generally.
At age 15, receives personal instructions on Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Yaegoromo, Shika no Tone, etc., from Reibo Aoki II, a national living treasure.
At the same time, receives tutelage and personal instructions from Katsuya Yokoyama, a world renowned shakuhachi player, on Watazumido Dokyoku of Koden Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Azuma Ryu Honkyoku (Fukuda Rando Kyoku) and contemporary pieces, and tutelage and personal instructions from Hoan Kojima, 41st Kanshu of Myoan Ryu which can be traced to the Kamakura period. In addition to being praised by Katsuya Yokoyama as “her shakuhachi playing deserves to be called the finest,” receives praises from various masters.
・Enters Kyoto Koka Senior High School.
・At age 15, becomes Tozan Ryu Master. Reported in newspapers as the first such youngest master in Japan.
・At age 15 (3rd year, junior high school), performs at the 101st Shakuhachi Honkyoku Nation-wide Performances Offered to Buddha Event held at Kyoreizan Myoanji.
At age 9 (3rd grade), studies with Genzan Miyoshi (Tozan Ryu Shakuhachi Chikurinken Grand Master)
Mamino Yorita was a young girl who liked playing the recorder.
When Yorita turned 9 years old (3rd grade), she visited a shakuhachi lesson upon her friend’s recommendation, and was able to produce a sound in her first lesson. She was fascinated by the sound of shakuhachi, and with this experience as an impetus, started learning the shakuhachi in earnest.