A vertically-held bamboo flute, made from bamboo, with four front finger holes and one for the thumb. A traditional Japanese instrument, it now has become available worldwide, and student instruments may be made of other materials.
History and facts of the Fuke-Shû sect, and the bamboo flute played by Zen Monks to attain enlightment. [English/French/Japanese]
An American amateur player's site, with photos of contemporary Japanese masters from the 1998 Boulder, Colorado World Shakuhachi Festival.
Summer camp in the Rockies for learning with masters of the tradition.
Resources with playing guides, craft manuals, books, sheet music, recordings, teacher directory, buying guide. Manufacturer of cast bore bamboo flutes.
Descriptive articles, FAQs and other resources for shakuhachi enthusiasts, players, performers and listlurkers. Articles on Hochiku versus Shakuhachi, and mailing flutes.
Mailing list for all levels of experience.
San Francisco Bay Area mailing list.
Mailing list for experienced players and newcomers.
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