Zenkyu graduated from Tokyo Musical University as a tuba major
in 1988. Since 1977, he has learned "Sho" - the ancient
instrument in Japanese traditional music, and "Gagaku" from
imperial orchestra master Katsuaki Bunno and Tadao Ono.
He began performing as an Ocarina , Quena and Sho player.
And became a composer and teacher in Japan in 1999 and now
has more than 400 pupils.
In Bangkok, he held workshops and concerts at Chulalongkorn
University (2004). This was followed by overseas performance in the Republic of Belarus (2007), in 2009 with concerts at Raffles
Institution, the Japanese Cultural Society, Singapore (ICS
Japanese Language School), and Tenrikyo Mission Center in
In 2013, he held concerts at the Japan Club in New York
(organized by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry),
the Boston Showa Institute , and the Tenri Cultural Center in New York.
In 2014, he performed for the first time at the Carnegie Hall
at the USA-Japan Goodwill Concert.
He dedicated his performance for the 400 Year Memorial
Festival of the death of Ieyasu Tokugawa at Nikko Toshogu
Shrine in Japan (2015).
He performed for the 25 th Classical Music Festival at Vladivostok, Russia in 2016.
Zenkyu is also a member of the Wild Bird Society of Japan.
He has written many songs about birds and performed on the
islands of Japan during fundraising events to protect these
Since 2012 he has been visiting temporary housings and nursing
homes in Fukushima-prefecture, where people still face the
threat of radioactive contamination and played the Ocarina for
refugees of the 2011 Tsunami in Japan.
He has also been participating in the Bandai-highlands International Music Festival since 2012.
He has released five CD's and published two Ocarina text in Japan.