Hisatoshi Kawaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1973. He studied
Forest Resources at Shizuoka University. In 1992 he joined Shinji
Shumeikai and became a member of the Shumei Taiko Ensemble four
years later. He plays the c-daiko,
chu-daiko, and the flute. One of his
favorite pastimes is motorcycle touring.
"Mainly, I learned three very important things by being in the Ensemble: self-centered thinking is not good, nothing is perfect, and there is always room for improvement. In addition, I have learned something important about an aspect of our minds: thoughts mirror the way a person acts and our behavior reflects our attitudes."
the full text of Hisatoshi Kawaguchis thoughts on the art
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