in Osaka, Teruo Furuya began studies of the shakuhachi under Katsuya
Yokoyama at age 18. In 1971, he graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University
and the NHK Traditional Music Conservatory. At that time, he also
made his debut on NHK television. He regularly holds his own recitals
and makes numerous guest appearances in various concerts.
He has appeared in several of Yokoyama's recordings and has made
his own set of shakuhachi practice videos and two CDs. He teaches
at the NHK Culture Center and Gakugei University and is one of the
main instructors of the Kokusai Yokoyama's Shakuhachi Kenshu Kan,
the sponsors of the First International Shakuhachi festival.