Rei Jin

Shakuhachi (The Husband trio)

2017 R&D, Tokyo 2018 (world premiere)

Born in Tokyo in 1980, Rei Jin is the grandson of Nyodo Jin, a famous compiler of traditional shakuhachi honkyoku music, and as such has been intimately connected with classical Japanese arts from childhood.

He studied the shakuhachi first with his father, Nyoshou Jin, and then with masters Reibo Aoki, Junsuke Kawase, Hozan Yamamoto, and Jumei Tokumaru.

His education includes a completing a course in modern Japanese music, graduating with a major in the shakuhachi from the Department of Traditional Japanese Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and completing a Master’s course from the Graduate School of Music at the same university. He has served as an education research assistant at the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts between 2007 and 2009 and from 2015 to the present.

He is an instructor at the NHK Academy of Distance Learning, an instructor at Waseda University’s Chikuyukai, executive director of the Kinkoryu Association, planning committee member of the Nihon Sankyoku Association, member of the Komuso Research Society, and member of the Society for Research in Asiatic Music.

While his main focus is a transmitter of traditional shakuhachi music, Rei Jin actively collaborates with many different artists working in genres from both Japan and abroad.


“A work which skillfully creates a world of sound with fascinating characters of hidden beauty”