DECEMBER 2019 – New 2.0 shakuhachi now in stock! A fine player with darkish tone colour and easy accessible meri notes, made from Japanese bamboo. See more details at shop page jiari-shakuhachi
DECEMBER 2019 – Introductory free skype session! Shakuhachi-atelier.com has teamed up with professional flutist and shakuhachi performer Emmanuelle Rouaud (emmanuelle-rouaud.com) and is happy to announce that we can offer now a free skype session to help you get started with your new instrument purchased at shakuhachi-atelier.com (either bamboo or PVC). The session will cover basic fingering positions, posture and sound production as well as the basic handling and maintenance of your (bamboo) shakuhachi. The session will last approx. 30 minutes and can be conducted either in English, French or German. Further lessons can be arranged with Emmanuelle (€ 35 / 45 minutes), if you wish to continue studying shakuhachi via skype. Just drop us an email to arrange your free session.
NOVEMBER 2019 – We just launched the CD & Notation page in our shakuhachi shop. We are aiming to offer a selection of shakuhachi music, ranging from traditional to contemporary on CD, which are not at all or not widely available otherwise. There is also a selection of sankyoku sheet notation as published by the Chikuyusha school in Japan. Have a browse. More CDs and notation added in due time.
See shop page > shakuhachi cd & notation
SEPTEMBER 2019 – New 1.8 now in stock! One new beautiful shakuhachi is available in the shop now.
See shop pages > jiari shakuhachi
SEPTEMBER 2019 – Just returned from Japan. It was a very interesting and informative time to study there with the master shakuhachi maker Miura Ryuho and to delve deeper into jiari making processes. Looking forward to put it all into practice in my shakuhachi making workshop!
Also took part in the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan (KSK) Festival in Bisei celebrating 30 years since Yokoyama Katsuya founded the Kenshūkan. Some pics in the gallery page.
JULY 2019 – New 1.8 now in stock! Three new beautiful shakuhachi were just finished and are available in the shop now. See shop pages > jiari shakuhachi
JUNE 2019 – Choose your colour! PVC shakuhachi now available! See Shop > pvc shakuhachi
MAY 2019 – Bryan Fleming posted a nice video of him playing the flute he bought from shakuhachi-atelier at the WSF2018 in London. Thanks! Sounds great! 😉 The Parting Glass Shakuhachi Cover