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Kitaro - Silk Road (digital single)

Kitaro - Silk Road (digital single)

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Release Date : July 12, 2024
Catalog : 73303-2
Format : Single Digital Download (AAC, Mp3)

Zen - Live In Katsuyama was recorded in November 2023 at the Daishizan Seidai-ji Temple in Fukui, Japan. The performance by Kitaro and his ensemble commemorated the 35th anniversary of the temple's founding. The concert features Kitaro's most acclaimed and well-known compositions as well as rarely played classics.  

The most striking feature of the temple, also known as Echizen Daibutsu, is a 17-meter statue of Birushana Nyorai, one of the earliest Buddhist deities to arrive in Japan in the 6th century. The statue is commonly referred to as the Great Buddha of Echizen and is the tallest seated Buddha statue in Japan. The Buddha is flanked by four standing Bodhisattva statues, all of which are surrounded by over a thousand smaller stone statues. The five-storied pagoda that sits adjacent to the temple is also the tallest of its kind in Japan. For years, visitors have enjoyed breathtaking and impressive panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and mountainside from these buildings.

The accompanying DVD contains stunning footage of the temple, its surrounding grounds and Kitaro's live performance staged in front of the Great Buddha statue. 

As Kitaro notes, "For many years, I have always strived to create a memorable and exciting spiritual live concert experience with breathtaking visuals. For this performance, my intention was to delve deeper into my past and include music that I have not performed anywhere previously. I am grateful and appreciative to those in my audiences that have supported me throughout many decades. This performance reflects my heartfelt delight and appreciation of those many years and many enthusiastic audiences."

| C R E D I T S |
Kitaro : Taiko Drum, Keyboards, Electric Sitar, Flute
Hirokshi Araki : Guitar
Kashima Shizuka : Violin
Norimaru : Percussion
Shibano Yurika : Butoh Dancer

Composed, Arranged and Produced by Kitaro
Directed by Aamuro Kanda (Video)
Recorded by Dino Malito
Mixed by Kitaro
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen
Executive Producer : Eiichi Naito
Artists + Repertoire : Dino Malito
Graphic Art + Design : Kio Griffith

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