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This 1.8 “D” shakuhachi is a true wide-bore with a distinctive husky tone reminiscent of Myoan Taizan-ha (明暗対山派) style of instruments. I handcrafted this shakuhachi from rare “goma” madake bamboo I harvested my self. Goma madake is madake bamboo that dies and “cures” out in the bamboo grove. This natural process leaves the bamboo with beautiful markings and coloration known as “spalting”. This shakuhachi has a finger hole size of around 12mm.