Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai

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Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai is a series of peace-themed albums by new age artist Kitarō, inspired by the classic Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 sacred temples on Japan's island of Shikoku.[1] Each album in the series has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 1 (2003)[edit]

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol.1
Studio album by Kitarō
Released September 9, 2003
Genre New Age
Length 68:36
Label Domo Records
Producer Kitarō, Gary Barlough
Kitarō chronology
Daylight, Moonlight: Kitaro Live In Yakushiji
(2002)
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 1
(2003)
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 2
(2005)

All songs written and composed by Kitarō

No. Title Length
1. "Michi"   7:46
2. "Kagero"   5:19
3. "Shizuku"   5:20
4. "Flow"   5:08
5. "Nen"   4:44
6. "The Wind"   4:57
7. "Gi"   5:05
8. "Evening Sun"   4:52
9. "Silence"   6:12
10. "Earth In Bloom"   7:44
11. "Kuu"   5:04
12. "Cocoro"   6:25

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 2 (2005)[edit]

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol.2
Studio album by Kitarō
Released February 22, 2005
Genre New Age
Length 56:21
Label Domo Records
Producer Kitarō, Gary Barlough
Kitarō chronology
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 1
(2003)
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 2
(2005)
Spiritual Garden
(2006)

All songs written and composed by Kitarō

No. Title Length
1. "Shining Spirit Of Water"   5:33
2. "As The Wind Blows"   5:01
3. "Koki"   4:48
4. "Kan-non"   5:10
5. "Whispering Earth"   6:28
6. "Inner Lights"   6:34
7. "Dancing Flower"   4:48
8. "Floating Lotus"   5:30
9. "Peaceful Valley"   5:07
10. "Crystal Field"   4:53
11. "Ritual Waves"   4:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Billboard Top New Age Albums[2] 15

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 3 (2007)[edit]

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol.3
Studio album by Kitarō
Released September 25, 2007
Genre New Age
Length 60:49
Label Domo Records
Producer Kitarō
Kitarō chronology
Spiritual Garden
(2006)
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 3
(2007)
Toyo's Camera
(2009)

All songs written and composed by Kitarō

No. Title Length
1. "Sky And Ocean"   8:58
2. "Crystal Winds"   6:20
3. "After The Rain"   7:32
4. "Sacred Fountain"   7:02
5. "Winds Blow Over The Hill"   6:31
6. "Into The Forest"   5:45
7. "Voice In Blue"   8:04
8. "Circle Dance"   10:51

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol. 4 (2010)[edit]

Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai Vol.4
Studio album by Kitarō
Released September 14, 2010
Genre New Age
Length 56:89
Label Domo Records
Producer Kitarō
Kitarō chronology
Impressions of the West Lake
(2009)
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 4
(2010)
442 – Extreme Patriots of WWII: Kitaro's Story Scape
(2010)

All songs written and composed by Kitarō

No. Title Length
1. "Lotus Mountain"   9:04
2. "Yakushi"   8:32
3. "Magic Seeds"   8:39
4. "Reflection Of Water"   7:06
5. "South Wind"   5:30
6. "Circle Pray"   7:16
7. "Requiem"   7:45
8. "Ritual Winds"   4:17

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2004 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album Nominated
2006 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album Nominated
2008 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album Nominated
2011 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album Nominated

Personnel[edit]

  • Kitaro - Producer, Composer, Arranger, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards, Photography
  • Gary Barlough - Producer (V.1), Engineer (V.2)
  • Allen Sides - Engineer (V.1)
  • Doug Sax - Mastering (V.1, 2, 3)
  • Joe Chiccarelli - Engineer (V.2)
  • Robert Hadley - Mastering (V.2)
  • Randy Miller - Orchestration (V.3), Arranger (V.3)
  • Steven Miller - Engineer (V.3)
  • Ian Ulibarri - Engineer (V.3)
  • Timothy Beach - Engineer (V.4)
  • Tim Gennert - Mastering (V.4)
Musicians
  • Kristin Stordahl Kanda - Flute (V.1, 2)
  • Rie Shimomura - Violiin (V.1)
  • Tu Shang Xian - Pipa (V.1, 2)
  • Jonathan Goldman - Chanting (V.2)
  • Paul Pesco - Guitars (V.2, 3)
  • Franci Miho Shimomaebara - Vocals (V.2)
  • Nawang Khechog - Tibetan Flute & Chanting Voice (V.2)
  • Keiko Takahashi - Keyboards (V.2, 3, 4), Composer (V.3), Arranger (V.3)
  • Masayuki Koga - Shakuhachi (V.3)
  • Alexander Adhami - Cello, Santoor, Guitar, Ebow, Flute (V.3, 4)
  • Steven Kindler: Violin (V.4)
  • Diana Dentino: Keyboards (V.4)
  • Voyce McGinley: Percussion (V.4)
Additional Personnel
  • Eiichi Naito - Producer, Executive Producer, Management
  • Dino Malito - Artists & Repertoire, Management
  • Howard Sapper - Business & Legal Affairs
  • Tatsuya Hayashi - Marketing (V.1, 2)
  • Hitoshi Saito - Marketing (V.3, 4)
  • Atsuko Mizuta - Marketing (V.4)
  • Kio Griffith - Art Direction, Design

External links[edit]

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