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VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore
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VINTAGE ROOT END susudake madake jinashi Shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute in E rare inlay lacquered bore

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Beautiful Japanese bamboo flute called a Shakuhachi.


There is a growing community of Shakuhachi players outside of Japan for a variety of reasons:

1. They are quickly becoming a "must have" item for "ninja cosplayers".
2. Learning the techniques to play Shakuhachi are a great form of meditation.
3. Playing the Shakuhachi is magickal! It can really reduce stress from life's "day to day stuff".
4. Shakuhachi are just beautiful to look at! They really enhance any Asian themed decor.
5. Shakuhachi are a great conversation starter when people find out you play Shakuhachi.




THIS FLUTE is a wide bore root end Jinashi Shakuhachi in the key of E minor pentatonic. It plays easier than most Shakuhachi in the first octave (otsu) because it's wider than most. 

People usually choose wide bore flutes for meditation and personal development. Narrow bore flutes are usually chosen by professional musicians wanting to perform on stage. This flute is recommended for the first group of people.

The followers of the Rinzai Zen master Watazumi Doso Roshi often play wide bore flutes but they are quite large in length and diameter, unadorned with either lacquer or inlay and very difficult for beginners or those with smaller hands.

This key of E shakuhachi (18 inches/46 centimeters) is smaller than even a typical 1.8 key of D (about 21 inches/54 centimeters) so is easier for beginning students with smaller hands.

Typically, the most played keys for Shakuhachi are D (1.8), then E (1.6) and finally C (2.0). D is usually for ensemble court music, the other two for solo playing or modern ensemble playing.

I double checked - this flute is about 20 years old and has an absolutely gorgeous patina - really, it looks hundreds of years old to me (check the photos!). This is because this flute has undergone a "smoking" process to refine the look, feel and sound of the flute - transforming the "Madake" bamboo into what is called "susudake" (smoked bamboo). These are quite rare and hard to find - even in Japan.

It's a classic seven node Shakuhachi with perfect nodal placement in relation to the finger holes and the root end is perfectly round (again, very rare to find and quite desirable).

There is a (very rare to find) "reclaimed ivory" inlay in the Kinko ryu style and black lacquer in the bore. There is a hanko that appears to read "tengoku" or "tenkan" (if I'm interpreting it correctly). It's a really beautiful and rare Shakuhachi.

To reiterate: This flute is exactly as it appears in the photos, has a beautiful ivory inlay at the mouthpiece, a nicely lacquered bore, a beautiful "smoked bamboo" patina and perfect nodal placement. It is a wider bore than a typical key of E which translates to easier playing in the first octave (Otsu) and is recommended for meditation and personal development.


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