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A komusō; also romanized komusou or komuso) was a Japanese mendicant monk of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism, during the Edo period of 1600-1868.Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (a sedge or reed hood named a tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego.They are also known for playing solo pieces on the shakuhachi (a type of Japanese bamboo flute). These pieces, called honkyoku (original pieces) were played during a meditative practice called suizen, for…

As part of Kaiyuten in Yawata komuso monks wander around the Yawata district and here and there plays the Shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese wind music instr.

Japanese zen monk in the snow

Japanese zen monk in the snow

Kumade - Japanese colorfully decorated bamboo rake, which is believed as "rake in good fortune" for a new year.

Kumade - Japanese colorfully decorated bamboo rake, which is believed to "rake in good fortune" for a new year.

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Japanese old fan 扇風機

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Japanese buddhist monk's fan and bell: photo by Frantisek Staud

Japanese buddhist monk's fan and bell: photo by Frantisek Staud

Yamaga Lantern Festival, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Yamaga Lantern Festival, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

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