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Maple Shakuhachi (Tozan & Kinko)


Wooden Shakuhachi of Various Length and 2 Schools

Shakuhachi is one of Japanese bamboo flute. The name of shakuhachi derives from its size, 1.8 shaku. It has five holes and a range of two octaves. It can be divided into two parts (1~1.2 shaku cannot be divided). There are various key of the shakuhachi but 1.8 shaku is the most popular.

 

There are 2 major schools, Kinko and Tozan. In terms of the shakuhachi made for both schools .The sound is same but the shape of the blow hole is different.

 

Kinko has a triangle shaped blow hole. On the other hand, Tozan has a semicircle shaped blow hole.

In addition, the playing method and the score are different according to the schools. Kinko school has longer history and regarded as good for the traditional pieces. Tozan school is the most popular schools.

School: Kinko
Tozan
Material: Maple
Key: 1 shaku: A#
1.1 shaku: A
1.2 shaku: G#
1.3 shaku: G
1.4 shaku: F#
1.5 shaku: F
1.6 shaku: E
1.7 shaku: D#
1.8 shaku: D
1.9 shaku: C#
2 shaku: C
2.1 shaku: B
2.2 shaku: A#
2.3 shaku: A
Order Processing Time: About 7-30 Business Days


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