“Shakuhachi and shinobue performer and craftsman”
Obu currently resides in Ibaraki Prefecture and is a graduate of the 46th NHK Hogaku Ginosha Ikusei-kai Koza ”Course for Young Performers of Traditional Japanese Music”. He studied Kinko style shakuhachi under Ichiro Seki, and Meian style and Kinpu style shakuhachi under Kogetsu Maekawa. He participated in the musical, Inochi Tendenko. He performs in the shakuhachi & piano duo Tsuchinoko, and also runs Ranku Kobo, the instrument manufactory where he is a craftsman making shakuhachi and shinobue.