Ryudo Takahashi is a businessman who divides his time between his
livelihood and passion for shakuhachi. He studied and received his
master's license in Kinko-ryu shakuhachi from Tanaka Judo in 1970.
He now presides over his own school, the Ryudo-Kai in Yamagata and
is head mentor of the Garyu-Kai, a society formed to preserve the
Fuke (Komuso) shakuhachi tradition.
Takahashi learned the entire Fuke repertoire under renowned teacher
Uramoto Sekicho and has also studied with Yokoyama Katsuya.