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Sounds of the Shakulute
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 Tai Hei Shakuhachi
Japanese Bamboo Flutes

The shakuhachi flute is used as a tool for zen Buddhist meditation
as well as playing classical, jazz & traditional Japanese folk music.

Tai Hei Shakuhachi is the originator of the
Precision Cast Bore© Technology

Tai Hei Shakuhachi flutes are being used and endorsed
by teachers of traditional music in Japan
and professional musicians worldwide

Since 1970 with workshops in Northern California and Tokushima (Shikoku Island) Japan. 

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
Tel: (707) 459-3402 FAX: (707) 459-3434
E-Mail: [email protected]

Welcome to
This site is a total resource for
Shakuhachi - the traditional Japanese bamboo flute

From here you can find quality instruments (beginner, student & professional models)
along with complete information on the subject including:
playing guides, flute craft manuals, books, sheet music, recordings, teachers, schools, organizations, ethnic bamboo flutes around the world and much more. 

Start by selecting a topic in the
Shakuhachi Main Menu
or browse the
Tai Hei Shakuhachi Flute Catalog

Blowing Zen & The Spirit of Shakuhachi

Bob Berlin-Grous & Monty H. Levenson
Clifton Karhu & Taniguchi Ryudo Yoshinobu

An interactive book that connects directly to the Internet.
Turns a print edition into the equivalent of a web browser.

A Remarkable Breakthrough in Shakuhachi Care

Complete Discography of Shakuhachi Music


 Tai Hei Shakuhachi's Workshop
is totally
and powered by electricity that is sustainable, clean and environmentally-friendly. All shakuhachi are made with energy produced on an independent home power system utilizing solar and hydro-electricity. This web site is being brought to you by the sun and the rain.

About Tai Hei Shakuhachi

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Tiger Bamboo
(Torachiku )


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Welcome to Tai Hei Shakuhachi   What's New . . . THE SOUND OF BAMBOO: New Review by shakuhachi grandmaster Kozan Tanifuji . . . 3 New 1.8' Professional Shakuhachi made from 45-50 year old and rare Kyushu madaké bamboo: AP-18-826 . . . AP-18-827 . . . AP-18-828 . . . New 1.8' Advanced Student Shakuhachi AM-18-743 . . . AM-18-742 . . . AM-20-47 . . . AM-21-42 . . . AM-24-85 . . . New 2.0' Meditation Shakuhachi AB-20-305 . . . Special Limited Edition Oshima Tsumugi Pattern Flute Bags . . . ENDORSEMENTS: Vintage Restorations & Performance Upgrades . . . Shakuhachi Currently Available, On Hold, or Recently Sold . . .