First in a new series of conceptual albums, Kitaro's Sacred Journey of Ku-kai is a foray into a unique perspective of an issue that is on everyone's mind this day. Inspired by the events of September 11, the music is intended to address a holistic solution to personal and global concerns juxtaposed against forward-thinking views of our own spiritual development.
Over the last year, Kitaro has begun a traditional Japanese spiritual pilgrimage to a number of temples in Japan. Known as the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, this journey will take him on a circular path to all 88 temples on the island of Shikoku (Japan). On Kitaro's journey, he has sampled bell sounds from each temple as a basis for the compositions on Sacred Journey of Ku-kai. The music will also feature guest artists from around the world, including Tibetan Master and flutist Nawang Khechog. It is Kitaro's intention that his message of peace will help people appreciate the nature of our individual experiences and that they can only unify us all in global and spiritual co-existence.
06. The Wind
08. Evening Sun
10. Earth in Bloom