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SHICHISEIKAI

From Kyoto in Japan, six chanting monks perform the ceremonies, rituals and shomyo (Buddhist sutra chanting) of the Jodo Buddhist sect, transporting you to another world as strange cadences, harmonies and opposing rhythms, hypnotically resonate through layers of incense. Voices rise and fall sometimes in unison and sometimes in duets of rich harmonic overtones accompanied by the evocative sounds of the Bansurai (bamboo flute).