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The album "Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai" is the first of two recordings about the pilgrimage of Kûkai.
This recording was also published as a Super Audio CD (SACD) in 2003.
It is not an easy task to describe the journey of Kûkai (774-835), the founder of the japanese Shingon Shu, in a musical form. Kitaro did this with a nice album, that remembers more to Ancient than Thinking of You. The songs are quite, not orchestral. Song 5 ("Nen") is more or less filled with buddistic monk prayings. Several sounds already appeared on Gaia, Thinking of You and Ancient and most effects are known from older Kitaro albums. But I can recommend this album completely. It's a good work from Kitaro's workbench. The songs I liked most are #1 ("Michi"), #11 ("Kuu") and #12 ("Cocoro").