ESS Summer School 2017

The 2017 European Shakuhachi Society Summer School will be held in Denmark in July. Jim Franklin will be there as teacher and performer. Further information will be posted to this website soon. Details will also be available here.

KSK Europe Scholarship

The first scholarship of Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan Europe for shakuhachi studies in Japan will be awarded this year. Further information here.



Dr Jim Franklin is a master performer of the shakuhachi, as well as a composer.

He studied the shakuhachi with Riley Lee in Sydney, and Furuya Teruo and Yokoyama Katsuya in Tokyo.

In 1996 he received the title "Shihan" (Master) from Yokoyama-sensei. He is one of the few non-Japanese, and the very few residents of Europe, to have received this high title.

He has lived in Germany since 2004, where he teaches and performs the shakuhachi.





Jim Franklin is a qualified teacher of shakuhachi, in the lineage of Yokoyama Katsuya. He offers instruction for beginners and advanced players in various German cities.

Teaching news:

KSK Europe is planning further workshops during 2017. Further information can be found here