Shakuhachi Flutes

• Are you looking for a bamboo Shakuhachi Flute that really sings? You've come to the right place!

• The Shakuhachi is a traditional Japanese bamboo flute which has been used in Zen Buddhism for centuries as a tool for meditation and learning to be fully aware of one’s breath.

  Modern day Shakuhachi flutes are used by many in the practice of Zen Buddhism and meditation as well as for playing Jazz, Classical, Japanese folk music and improvisation.

  The soothing sound of the Shakuhachi helps guide us, breath by breath, into a more relaxed and peaceful state of being, while gifting ourselves and others with the beauty of sound.

• My Shakuhachi Flutes are carefully tuned to the traditional minor pentatonic scale, A440 pitch, in a climate controlled setting. 

• I craft my flutes with the utmost care and precision while maintaining the natural beauty of the bamboo.

 I harvest the bamboo here in the southeastern United States as much as possible. Bamboo is harvested in late fall/early winter and carefully fire-cured before being thoroughly dried. I use several varieties, centering on Madake (Japanese timber bamboo), then Kurochiku and Torachiku (Different variants of Black Bamboo) bamboo and with some others also being of interest, notably Makino, which is similar to madake but originated in Taiwan.

For more photos of Shakuhachi I have made, please visit my Shakuhachi Gallery.