Introduction - Researching the Secrets
of "Zen Shakuhachi" & "Shakuhachi Zen" ...
Who were the komusō', 虚無僧,
the "Monks of Non-Duality* & Noone-ness"
and their predecessors, the komosō',
薦僧, the "Mat Monks"?
The fantastic, fairytale-like flute with the forged faith and the fundamentally falsified philosophy ... ?
The former "Fuke Shakuhachi Research Pages" section
- at www.torstenolafsson.dk -
has been transformed into
"The Zen Shakuhachi Truth Research Web Pages"
- now at www.zen-shakuhachi.dk.
What do the many surviving written Japanese source documents and plentiful pictorial evidence actually clarify to us
about early "Fuke Shakuhachi" and "Zen Shakuhachi" history and ideology - in particular?
That is what these "Zen Shakuhachi Truth Research Web Pages" are, simply, all about.
Please enjoy ☺ All the best
Torsten 無穴笛 Olafsson - Elsinore, Denmark - 2016
Overall conclusion that has manifested itself
as a result of the present research project
The history and supposed characteristics of socalled "Buddhist", or rather: "Ascetic" Shakuhachi Practices in Japan
have been seriously falsified from the very beginning.
This process of deliberate source forgery and myth creation is taking place still, this very day - generated by "professionals" and "amateurs" alike,
inside as well as outside of Japan, be they both performers, historians and fans!
1.8 Myōan Taizan-ha shakuhachi made by Ozawa Seizan, 1929-2012