Gallery: Hawaii 1962
Holding a Shō, East-West Center

Whilst at the University of Hawaii's East-West Center, Hovhaness studied the history and instrumental techniques of both Japanese and Korean court music. Amongst the "divine instruments" he learned were the shō (pictured), hichiriki and shamisen.

All the photographs in this Hawaii 1962 gallery were taken by renowned photographer Francis Haar.

Image Francis Haar Estate. Published at hovhaness.com by permission of the Francis Haar Estate.