“The path of instruments and the way music goes”

I play several musical instruments. Let’s say, I’ve been so much attracted by stringed instruments like Japanese shamisen, Okinawan sanshin, Indian sarod, guitar, Vietnamese mono cord, K’ny, Taisyo-goto and so on. I also work with the artisans to modify or make the instruments. The most favorite of mine is Esarod.

I couldn’t stop fixing an album when I got an idea. So, Ive had published more than thirty albums by my self in about a decade, don’t you think that’s quite big amount of numbers?. Well, from 2002 to 2012. I felt like sharing my ideas with each instrument. The instruments poked me and the ideas came up. I’ve traveled to see traditional instruments in Asia and Europe at some museums and shops. I’ve also often visited artisans.

Every time I see, I touch and play an instrument, it makes me feel so connected to the musicians in the history. If I play sarod, I can feel Indian musicians and artisans who dedicated their feelings to the music. When I play instruments such as K’ny and Dan Tre from Vietnam, I can imagine how Austronesian people traveled from Taiwan through Philippines to Vietnam.

I’m always on “The path of instruments and the way music goes”


Music shop

The sound layer.

About Wataru’s instruments

Bio of Kousaka Wataru


We are Omsenkyo.

Hi I’m Wataru Kousaka.

Omsenkyo is an unique musical group, formed by a therapist Satomi Kano and a musician my self.

Satomi mainly plays singing-rings witch is made for the sound healing. She has been giving several kinds of treatments including singing-ring sound healing.

The melodies of Esarod which I play, sympathize the emotions. The drone of the singing-ring vibrates every piece of your cells deeply from the cores. Then what happens during the concert?. You’d better check by your self.

But, I can tell you that when I saw people after the concert, they all look so relaxed and smile like babies.

The second album by Omsenkyo “RASHIN” is on the web shop now!
Music shop

You’d like to listen to it, don’t you?. OK!.

Here you can take a listen to the one of the tunes from the album RASHIN on my soundcloud for free!.
Rin-river ambient remix

It fits meditation and yoga very much. Let me suggest if I may.