Richard Stagg is really a Western-trained flute player and an associate from the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. He began to find out the Shakuhachi in the very beginning of the 1980s by himself, from books and information. Down the road, as his curiosity and like for the device grew, he became a pupil of Yoshikazu Iwamoto, a previous pupil of Katsuya Yokoyama, after that residing in Britain. Since the start of the 1990s, he offers given several concerts, including many performances in Japan. He’s person in the Yamato Outfit, which provided its initial concert in Yokohama in 1990, another members getting Kikuko Satoh and Aiko Hasegawa, both on koto, shamisen, and tone of voice.