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Sokkan is the name of a song in the Koten Honkyoku repertoire for shakuhachi (Zen bamboo flute). It translates into English as roughly " to deeply contemplate breath. "I wrote the notation on strips of washi paper and suspended them on a bamboo pole playing in the wind above the threshold of my doorway.

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