The shakuhachi is a traditional Japanese bamboo flute that has been used in Zen Buddhism for centuries as a tool for meditation and for learning to be fully aware of one’s breath. Shakuhachi flutes have also become popular with musicians who play jazz, classical, Japanese folk music, and improvisation.
This hand-carved bamboo flute was made by Jem Klein. He electronically tunes each flute to a Western standard pitch in the minor pentatonic scale, allowing it to play well with other instruments. Early in his career, Klein apprenticed with master flute maker Monty Levenson.
Approximately 12 x 1 inch