shakuhachi for sale

Shakuhachi For Sale

Note: 3/19/2024 - I've moved to Europe and we're still looking for a home. I'm hoping to be settled and have new shakuhachi available for sale by mid to late summer. Thank you for waiting! Many great shakuhachi to come...!

Here you'll find my handcrafted shakuhachi for sale. Working the bamboo is my way of life alongside teaching my students which brings everything full circle. It all begins with bamboo...

You can read more about my approach to crafting shakuhachi below or continue down the page to see my shakuhachi for sale.

The true sound of bamboo - Jinashi and Jimori

The true sound of bamboo is boundless variety, from which I handcraft Jinashi and Jimori natural bamboo bore shakuhachi (地無し•地盛り). In order to bring about harmony, I carefully work each unique bamboo bore by making small, yet crucial adjustments at key points. They stand in stark contrast to Jinuri/'Jiari' and 'cast-bore' type shakuhachi which completely fill and form the inside of bamboo with paste or glue into a shape which is not found in bamboo naturally.

In a sense, handcrafting my Jinashi and Jimori natural bamboo bore shakuhachi is like brushing original oil paintings, while producing Jinuri/Jiari and 'cast-bores' is similar to faithfully copying one image, over and over again. Of course, all of these methods deserve equal respect and contribute to the total variety of shakuhachi we can enjoy. With my work, I wish to celebrate bamboo, both inside and out. Please enjoy the wonderful diversity below and I hope you'll find that some of my shakuhachi resonate with you.

Other useful things to read

Root End shakuhachi for sale

Murei 'No Bell' shakuhachi for sale

I craft my Murei shakuhachi from meticulously selected 'above root' bamboo which I fine-tune to the same high standards as my root ends. To learn more see About Murei ‘No Bell’ Shakuhachi , or continue down below to see my Murei shakuhachi for sale.

Past works sold

While I've been crafting and selling shakuhachi full-time for over twenty years, this list of past works is relatively recent, beginning in 2023 with my new website.

Sold root end shakuhachi

2023 (sorted by length)

Sold Murei ‘No Bell’ shakuhachi

2023 (sorted by length)