SOLD Hozan 1.8 $4000, key of D. Extraodinarily lightweight at 195g. Not only lightweight but the flute also has large fingerholes and an open bore, which yields a beautiful 'fat' tone with easy to finger meri notes.
SOLD Hozan 1.8 $5000, key of D. Light at 324g. This is a big-sounding shakuhachi with beautiful tone and impeccable tuning. Beautiful to hold and play.
SOLD Hozan 2.4 $4500, key of A. Super lightweight for this length, at 325g. Large bore, beautiful tone and response. Wonderful to play.
SOLD Hozan 2.1 $4000, key of B. Light at 380g. Rich in timbre, very easy to voice and finger. This is a sophisticated instrument from a great maker. Beautiful tone and tuning.
SOLD H§zan 2.7 shakuhachi $5000. Lighter than many 1.8s at 410g. Beautiful in all ways, with a warm and charming tone. Little ji. Easy to sound and play. Easy to fall in love with.
SOLD H§zan 2.7 shakuhachi $3800. Big bore. Rich and resonant tone. The fingering is easy and the voice and power of the flute are accessible with little effort. A tone like soft clouds, with a promise of thunder.
Suiky§ 2.0 shakuhachi $2800. Nobekan. Ivory Meian utaguchi. Little ji. Powerful tone.
SOLD Suiky§ 2.0 jinashi shakuhachi $1700, big holes 266g! amazingly light with a lovely warm tone
SOLD Suiky§ 1.6 shakuhachi $2900.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.6 shakuhachi $1700. Unusually good value, great tuning and responsiveness.
Suiky§ 1.6 nobekan jinashi, $3000. Very responsive lively sound. Strong vibration. Ivory Myoan utaguchi. Dense bamboo. Powerful in all ways.
SOLD Suikyo 1.8 $7700. Three signatures. Suikyo put a lifetime of expertise into this flute. It represents a
highly refined level of bore tuning, particularly the subtle tone-shaping. Exquisitely responsive. Wide and
deep tonal landscape. Wide dynamic contrast. Silky warm tonality. Light at 350g.
Suikyo 1.8 $3800. Smooth, rich, both in sound and bamboo coloring.This is a refined flute of excellent value.
Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $4000. Larger than average bore and finger-holes. Big open expressive tone with a rich base. A lovely powerful and expressive flute with great tuning and even intonation. This is an 'end' flute of great capability
SOLD Hōzan 1.8 $5500. Special Kurochiku black bamboo. Easily voiced and focused, this beautiful flute has a charming tone and behaves extremely well all through the octaves. Very user-friendly. Light at 280g.
SOLD Hōzan 1.8 $5500. Extraordinarily beautiful unusual bamboo. The tonality goes along with it: warm, velvety, deep. This flute has a lovely soundscape with a distant horizon. Light at 280g.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 susudake nobekan, $3700. Gorgeous in every way. Excellent, well-tuned, very responsive, warm and earthy sound. Very little ji, made mostly by subtraction. Light at 300g.
SOLD Suikyo 1.8 nobekan susudake $2000. A dream flute at this price. Great strong tone and tuning. Featherweight at 280g. Can play anything well.
SOLD Suikyo 1.6 $2800, key of E. Particularly responsive with a larger than average bore. Very light.Thick bamboo.
Suikyo 1.6 $5000, key of E. Gorgeous, lightweight, smooth and subtle with a tone that has a wide range of possibilities.
SOLD Hozan 2.0 $3500, key of C. Open, varied tonality available. Light at 374g Great for all types of music from honkyoku to jazz.
All new shakuhachi for sale on this page are crafted in the traditional manner using natural materials in a tradition going back centuries.
The Japanese makers represented are full-time professional craftsmen with as much as 30 years experience apiece, and make shakuhachi for some of the finest players in Japan and elsewhere. They have served as long as 10 years, apprenticed to Master makers from a young age. They are also master players in their own right and perform regularly. All shakuhachi are in stock and available for audition upon request. Others may not be listed, please enquire.
All flutes sold by Japanshakuhachi are sold at the same prices as the makers charge their Japanese customers...there is no mark-up.
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SOLD Hozan 2.1 $4000. Fabulous longer shakuhachi. Open, powerful and colorful sound. Highly responsive. All the details of this flute are of the highest quality. The finish, looks, tuning, intonation and response are first class. A wonderful instrument by any standards. Lightweight at 403g
SOLD Hozan 1.8 $5500. Warm, smooth and powerful tone. Hugely responsive. Open sound. This flute possesses a highly refined tonal palette and represents some of Hozan's best work at this price. 333g.
SOLD Hozan 1.8 $5000 kezurine. Amazingly smooth and beautifully tuned, warm-toned flute. Ivory/gold utaguchi. 280g lightweight. This shakuhachi is delightful and featherweight in the hands. Beautiful dark markings.
SOLD Suikyo 1.8 $3800 nobekan jinashi. Lightweight at 255g. Myoan utaguchi. Rich, responsive, subtle. This flute is a delight to play and is technically brilliant.
Suikyo 1.8 $3000, key of D. Easy to play with a very quick response. Technically superb. Beautiful markings on the bamboo. 297g lightweight
Suikyo 1.6 $3500, key of E. Smooth, rich, refined and powerful. A perfect flute for modern compositions. 333g weight.
SOLD Hozan 2.0 $4000, key of C. 408g. Beefy, smooth-sounding shakuhachi with powerful tone and even intonation all through. Beautiful to hold and comfortable to play. Exceptional quality bamboo.
SOLD Hozan 1.8 $5000, key of D. Gorgeous and lightweight at 270g. Variegated surface goma texture. Very easy to play, with a deep tone and beautiful tuning. Ivory utaguchi
SOLD Hozan 1.8 $5000, key of D. Oval crossection and lightweight at 270g. The intonation is very smooth, with seamless transitions through the octaves. Warm sound and richly-toned. Ivory utaguchi
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3300, nobekan. Very lightweight at 283g. The tone is sweet and full, the flute is very easy to voice and delightful to hold and play. Looks gorgeous.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3800. Very lightweight at 261g. Finely honed response and powerful capability. This shakuhachi lives up to its value, a brilliant flute with huge possibililities for any player.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3000. Superb player, especially at this price. Very lightweight at 276g. This is a terrific value flute....easy to play and goes everywhere it needs to, with a lovely tone.
SOLD H§zan 2.4 big bore shakuhachi $5000. Weighs 340 gms. Very warm tone. Easy to finger and hold. Gorgeous bamboo and surface texture. Even intonation and very responsive. Charming sound and a beautiful object to hold.
SOLD H§zan 1.8 shakuhachi $5000. Weighs 310 gms. Very warm tone. This flute has an extraordinarily smooth sound. Even when pushed, the tone is stable and silky to an unusual degree. Well-tuned and easy to play. Very high quality, gorgeous bamboo.
SOLD Hozan 1.8 shakuhachi $5000, lightweight. it is well-tuned, and easy to play at A440. The response is remarkably even throughout...in particular, the transitions between fingerings are particularly clean, and easy to play without artifacts in the sound, and it is really easy to voice....a good friend to have on stage. The mouthpiece geometry and bamboo thickness are super comfortable. Tonally, you can craft the sound as you like. It is smooth and slightly warm, but clear at the same time. There is a nice resistance in playing. Very appealing.
Suiky§ 2.4 shakuhachi $6000. Lightweight at 366g. Progressively oval cross-section with ivory utaguchi insert. Gorgeous sound and feel. The goma bamboo is exquisite and the tonal response is warm, nuanced and powerful. It's a joy to play. The urushied rattan bindings are decorative/preventative. One of the best 2.4s I have ever played.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $7000. Lightweight at 316g. Ivory utaguchi insert. Very high quality bamboo. The sound is warm, subtle and elegant. Tonally, one can hear the amount of work that has gone into refining the bore. Superb tuning and evenness of response through the octaves. Comfortable and easy to play. This is a 1.8 of the highest quality in all respects.
Suiky§ 2.1 shakuhachi $4500. Charming, well-tuned and responsive flute suitable for all kinds of music. This shakuhachi plays easily with a lovely warm tone.
SOLD Hozan 2.4 shakuhachi $5000. Ultra lightweight at 316g. This is perhaps the warmest shakuhachi I have ever had....the sound is extraordinarily mellow, big and full. It has an easy canted hole spacing and its weight makes it a breeze to play. A wonderful example of this maker's art.
SOLD Suiky§ 2.1 shakuhachi $6000. Lightweight at 364g. A fabulous flute to hold and play. The tone is balanced at the darker end of the spectrum, with a rich and powerful sound. This flute can be blown hard without losing anything in the tone. An absolutely delightful, easy to play and compelling instrument. Altogether, a very high quality 2.1.
Hozan 2.1 shakuhachi $5000. Lightweight at 386g. Smooth, clear sound. Easy to play, with an extremely easy third octave. The bamboo is beautiful, with an oval cross section. It has a lovely feel in the hands.
Hozan 1.8 shakuhachi $5000. Lightweight at 316g. Easy to voice and well-tuned. The bamboo is delightful to hold. Tonally smooth, with excellent and easy responsiveness. In many ways, a great choice that will play any music, from contemporary to classical honkyoku.
Suiky§ 1.3 (G) shakuhachi $4500. Lightweight at 262g. Ivory utaguchi insert. The engineering of this flute is superb. It is well in tune and evenly balanced all the way up into the upper third octave. Plus, the tone is sweet and colorful, not at all shrill. Korokoro sounds great.....
Suiky§ 2.4 shakuhachi $6500. 466g. Ivory utaguchi insert. Gorgeous open sound that vibrates the body of the flute. This is an instrument of the highest caliber, with exceptional, refined responsiveness and a big sound.
NEW Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $4500. Lightweight at 292g. Superbly crafted instrument of very high quality. Very responsive, powerful sound.
NEW Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $4500. Lightweight at 286g. Delightfully open, powerful, clear-toned flute. This instrument is capable to exhibiting highly nuanced playing. Suitable for all music.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $2500. Amazingly Lightweight at 237g. Low-impact, charming, well-tuned, easy to play, lovely sound and beautiful to hold. Made from smoked bamoboo. Lacquered joint.
NEW Hozan 1.8 shakuhachi $4500. Lightweight at 336g. Beautiful to hold, well-tuned, easy to play, ivory/gold utaguchi. This flute would make a great primary instrument; it does everything well.
Hozan 1.9 shakuhachi $4000. Lightweight at 280g. Very smooth, warm and intimate sound. Goma bamboo. Brilliant tuning, intonation and sophistication of response. This flute works very well for all genres of music from Myoan to dokyoku to sankyoku.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $2800. 235g. Unusually lightweight. Warm-toned, quick, shares similarity to the flutes above in style, but with a normal size bore. Very easy to voice and play.
NEW Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3000. 283g. Very lightweight. Large bore, myoan utaguchi. Close to jinashi style. Excellent focus and speed. Resonant tone. Beautiful bamboo. A first class instrument, similar to above.
NEW Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3000. 278g. Very lightweight. Large bore, expansive, warm full tone. Myoan utaguchi. Close to jinashi style. A fabulous instrument in looks and playability all through the octaves. Great responsiveness. Delightful in all respects.
NEW Suiky§ 2.1 shakuhachi $6000. Very lightweight. Big, open, responsive sound. Excellent playability and tone. There is an impression of boundless possibilities with this flute. Beautiful bamboo.
SOLD Suiky§ 1.8 shakuhachi $3500 255g. This is a perfect 'main' instrument for any player. The weight is friendly, the tuning and playability are superb, the responsiveness excellent and the tone delightful. All types of music are accessible: honkyoku, sanyoku, modern pieces etc.
NEW Suiky§ 2.1 shakuhachi $3300. 395g. Full, expansive sound with complex tone. Very responsive. Great tuning The bamboo is beautiful...it vibrates whilst playing. Very easy third octave. This is a flute that is 'friendly' to the stage musician: Very powerful and controllable. Massive ro. Excellent dōkyoku flute.