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Japanese Shakuhachi Bamboo Flute

- Smooth & Relaxing Tone
- Tuned to Traditional Japanese Scale
- Rounded Finger Holes For Comfort
- 100% Earth Friendly Instrument

Made using traditional ingredients
(Bamboo, Fire & Patience).

Here is a sound clip:
I make them better than I play them!

The wood burned World Winds logo is the
shorthand sign for 'protection from harm'.

A bit of my process:
All of my flutes have been carefully selected from bamboo
grown for this very reason. Tied with ultra strong Chinese
Knotting Cord bindings. Finished off with a Museum Quality
Wax & polished to a nice luster. All this 'extra' work ensures
that your flute will last as long as you, maybe longer.

Check the hand size chart to see which key is right for you.
The D & E flutes have a good clear voice, with a lot of energy.

The larger bass flutes, which are more meditative are here:
Pro: www.etsy.com/listing/481904306
Standard: www.etsy.com/listing/481912690


Standard & Expedited Shipping Options Available.


The learning curve for the Shak can sometimes be long.
For this reason, I offer a 1 month return policy.
So, take your time.

Feel free to ask me for any help or advice. I have 20
years experience with Shakuhachi, and consider it an honor
to be able to offer these to you.

Thanks for looking,


Frequently asked questions about WorldWinds

Keep it from drying out! They have been treated with Walnut Oil.
Maintain & clean when needed. If it's dirty or feels dry, then it's time.

Just a drop on a paper towel. Rub in until shiny, with no streaks.
Twist the towel into a rope to get the insides.
This will clean and protect in one step.
Clean with soap & water, inside & out with a towel or sponge.
No abrasive scrubby pads.
As a father of 3, I can say that they are. My shop is in my home,
so I take that very seriously. All materials used are non-toxic and
Earth friendly.
Yes. I pride myself in having a 0% waste workshop.
All bamboo, wood and marble dust is returned to the Earth
to fertilize my bamboo groves.
Everything I make can go outside. But, nothing I make should
stay outside, unless you want it to look like your old wooden fence
or deck. The expansion and contraction of outdoor weather, along
with rain & sun will weather your instrument just like everything else.

If it gets wet, just dry it off with a paper towel.

If it gets very cold or very hot, allow it to return to a normal
temperature slowly.
It's a simplified version of the 'protection from harm" sign. The larger middle line is supposed to be an arrow. And the smaller lines are protecting you from it. I hope it does so for you.
Yes. You have two options for getting the
in-between notes. When trying to lower a
note, add a finger or two below that note
after skipping one hole. In raising a note,
with the the lowest finger currently used,
roll it off the hole a bit. The note will
raise anywhere from a half step to a whole
step. The beveled holes help this technique.
With a little practice you'll be able to hit
any note you want.

Japanese Shakuhachi - Bamboo Flute - Made Using Traditional Methods


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bamboo, fire, patience
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 347 reviews
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