Yogetsu Akasaka (JPN)

The Beatboxing Monk


Yogetsu is a Zen Buddhist Monk born in Tokyo. He started his musical career in 2005, busking on the streets of London, Sydney, and NYC as a beatboxer.


In 2015, he became a Zen Buddhist Monk to follow his father’s footsteps and deepen his spiritual growth. After practicing for 2.5 years at the Soto Zen Buddhism Monastery in Japan, Yogetsu decided to pick up the mic and start making music again.
Back in Tokyo, the Beatboxing Monk was born; combining Buddhist chanting with live looping, beatboxing, handpan, and his multi-layered voice. Creating a unique vision combining electronic music, chanting, and organic electronica that will inspire and take the listener on a journey into their deeper self.
During the pandemic, Yogetsu’s unique healing sound went viral, reaching 11+ million views with 200k+ followers. Creating music as medicine for mental health gave him exposure in global media, such as Vice Magazine, and he became an Official Selected Artist at SXSW 2023 and 2024.
In addition to his achievements, Yogetsu successfully completed three European tours in 2022, followed by his first-ever world tour in 2023. These tours brought his unique blend of spiritual music and beatboxing to a global audience, further establishing his reputation as a pioneer in the realm of musical healing and spiritual growth. His music, wisdom, and lifestyle inspire and harmonize audiences worldwide with their mental health, well-being, and overall happiness.


Zen Meditation

Good Life stage
18. 7. 2024 14:30 - 15:30

Wisdom of Japanese Zen

Vypravěčský stan
17. 7. 2024 18:00 - 19:00


Yogetsu Akasaka shares the profound teachings of Japanese Zen in an enlightening session. Discover how everyday tasks are pathways to enlightenment. Join us to explore the simplicity and depth of Zen wisdom that transforms ordinary actions into profound spiritual practice. Prepare to be surprised and inspired by the unexpected journey to enlightenment.


24. 7. 2024 12:29 - 12:29