Saturday, April 13, 2024

Shakuhachi Fungus



Surviving a mottling fungus, these rare bamboo produce exceptional sounds, as the shakuhachi of Kono Gyokusui III demonstrate.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Komoso with Three Spare Shakuhachi


                         Circa 1624-1644. 

Possibly the first recorded depiction of a chokan.

Muromachi Memories


Monday, April 25, 2022

Tekiku Monden flute at auction

 A 70 cm. Shakuhachi made by Tekiku Monden recently closed for 230,000¥.

Saturday, February 12, 2022


Hara Jyodō

With only the bamboo of the mountain village as my friend,

I connect to this world, ignorant of its madness.

I connect to this world, ignorant of its madness.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

A Koku Nishimura 2.1 Shakuhachi

Kyotaku maker hanko Koku Nishimura

New Old Days


An old Myoan shakuhachi rebound with a new bag.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Good Old Days

 old myoan shakuhachi resting on an old workbench

Friday, February 26, 2021

Seisui Horiuchi Morimasa Sensei Rest In Peace Feb. 22, 2021

 Thank you my teacher and friend, for all the life’s lessons you taught me.

Please find solace in the songs playing for you now...

Moon Maker Bamboo Player


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