Shakuhachi making workshop Deep natural sounds of shakuhachi will make you calm and relax. You can picture the bamboo forest, and the breeze blowing through. It is a sound of Japan. So let’s make one by yourself! It will be a wonderful memory and a great souvenir. First, you choose the bamboo you like from variety of our self-harvested bamboo. Cut the bamboo. Short one makes higher sound and big longer one makes low deeper sound. Next, break the nodes inside the bamboo all the way through. And then, file off the blowing part and make finger holes with hand drill. That’s it! Easy and fun. No DIY skills needed. Now just blow!
Shakuhachi, Japanese traditional bamboo flute, has been used to practice Zen for over seven hundred years in Japan. It is a tool to feel yourself and the Cosmos. Just blow and the bamboo will lead the way. My dojo, comsokoya is located in Yanesen area, where you can see old Tokyo. Narrow alleyways with lots of temples. I have been hosting the workshop in this area for fifteen years and over.
Com SO Koya In front of Hatsune no Mori is a cozy old house called Com SO Koya where everyone is welcomed. Come and see a slice of old Tokyo.
Make your own shakuhachi !