On this page, I used to list my bamboo jinashi shakuhachi for sale, however, I no longer sell my work with bamboo. Rather, I reserve them for dedicated practitioners or for future Bell copying projects. At the bottom of the page there’s a catalog of some of my past works. The only shakuhachi for sale here is the Bell shakuhachi linked above. The Bell shakuhachi is a complete copy of one of my jinashi shakuhachi and is enjoyed by all levels of players around the world.
I only craft and play jinashi shakuhachi. Jinashi are mostly or completely bamboo on the inside, as apposed to jiari style shakuhachi which are mostly or completely plaster or glue on the inside (shakuhachi types explained). Each piece of madaké bamboo presents me with a unique sonic puzzle which I spend countless hours solving. In the end, my jinashi shakuhachi culminate in a unique collaboration between me and nature.
This shakuhachi crafting video shows me harvesting madaké known as také hori in Nara, Japan 2020 and performing Aburanuki or “fire heating”. This video represents weeks of painstaking labor edited down to just under 2 minutes (note that no part of the 10 or so hours of initial root cleaning and trimming was filmed).
Some works from the past…
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