Akashi Kakuichi

Japanese Buddhist monk

1299   -   1371

country of citizenship: Japan
occupation: bhikkhu, musician

Akashi Kakuichi (明石 覚一, 1299 – 10 August 1371) also known as Akashi Kengyō (明石検校) was a Japanese Buddhist monk of the early Muromachi period of Japanese history, noted as the blind itinerant lute player (biwa hōshi) who gave the epic Heike Monogatari its present form.
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