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Masayuki Koga

Gender: Male
Country: United States
Description: Masayuki Koga is a Japanese musician who studied the Kinko style of shakuhachi with his father, Kiichi Koga, and Tozan Shakuhachi with Kazan Sakai. In 1967, he became the youngest member of the Ensemble Nipponia, and continued to work with them for the subsequent four years. In 1973, he moved to the United States and founded the Japanese Music Institute of America in 1981. Today, Masayuki Koga remains the institute's general director and principal shakuhachi instructor.