Traditional Styles

Tai Hei Shakuhachi are all of one-piece construction. On some instruments the bamboo is lengthened or shortened to accommodate hole placement and tuning. These flutes are reinforced internally with a mortise-and-tenon joint and finished with an attractive rattan binding. The blowing edge is inlaid with an utaguchi made of cell cast acrylic in the style of the Kinko- or Tozan-ryu. Water buffalo horn or prehistoric mastodon ivory is also available for an additional charge. All Professional root-end and Advanced Student shakuhachi have utaguchi inlays that are bordered with a decorative strip of sterling silver or 14K gold in the traditional manner. Student and Meditation models are also inlaid at the blowing edge, but do not include the decorative border.

Kinko-ryu Utaguchi
Tozan-ryu Utaguchi

Cutting blowing edge

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Tai Hei Shakuhachi Catalog
Shakuhachi: The Sound of Nature
Origins & History of the Shakuhachi
Bamboo Used for Shakuhachi
Precision Cast Bore Technology

Models of Shakuhachi
Professional Root-End Shakuhachi
Jinashi - Natural Bore Flutes
Advanced Student Level Shakuhachi

Student Level Shakuhachi
Meditation Shakuhachi

Shakuhachi Headjoint for the Silver Flute
Traditional Styles
How Shakuhachi are Graded
Binding
Guarantee
Flute Accessories
Shakuhachi Repair & Restoration
Frequently Asked Questions
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