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      News — Shakuhachi

      Featured Product of the Week (Nov. 5-11)

      Featured Product of the Week (Nov. 5-11)

      Plastic Shakuhachi Yuu

      Shakuhachi Yuu is popular student shakuhachi flute made of plastic. Usually, bamboo shakuhachi costs more than 300,000JPY. But, this shakuhachi just costs 11,000 JPY and is highly recommended to beginners. Shakuhachi has a wide range of pitch (2-3 octaves). It produces natural and emotional sounds.

       

      Now, special set including the roll case is available, too.

      Customizable Wooden Shakuhachi

      Customizable Wooden Shakuhachi

      Shakuhachi is one of the most popular Japanese instruments. It is played solo and with other Japanese musical instruments. Lately, it is played with the western musical instruments, too.

      View Shakuhachi on Taiko Center Online Shop

      There will be a huge demand for the shakuhachi as a musical instruments that is tuned and sounds well. It is said that half tone of Tsu and Ha is hard to make sound with usual 5-holes shakuhachi. To make such sounds easily, the customization to make additional holes is used. It is often requested by folk song shakuhachi players.

       

      [Customization: Making Additional Holes]

      As an example of customization, see the images below.

      [5-holes Shakuhachi (Before Customization)]
      It is usual shakuhachi, which has 5 holes in total: 4 holes on one side and 1 hole on the other side.

       

      [7-holes Shakuhachi (After Customization)]
      It has 7 holes in total: 6 holes on one side and 1 hole on the other side. By making additional holes, it is easier to make sounds of half tone of Tsu and Ha.

       

       

      Again, let's see example with closer images

      [5-holes Shakuhachi (Before Customization)]

       

      [7-holes Shakuhachi (After Customization)]

       

      In accordance with the music world, the musical instruments are improved. If you play shakuhachi or are interested in learning it, please visit our online shop. We have a variaty of shakuhachi made of bamboo and wood.

       

      Customizable Wooden Shakuhachi

      Maple Shakuhachi

      Maple Shakuhachi

      Wide variety of shakuhachi is available here. We sell maple wood shakuhachi tuned in various keys and made with 2 popular schools: Kinko and Tozan.

      Unlike the cheap plastic one, It has beautiful look and natural texture. It's highly recommended to beginners to start to learn shakuhachi.

      Maple Shakuhachi