Chikudo : The Bamboo way
I am making bamboo flutes since 2003.
Inspired by many travels to discover traditional music especially Oriental music.
I got freely inspired by several traditional models of flutes sometimes adding my own touch of style.
After ten years of flute making and research, I entered deeper and deeper into the world of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute on which I now devote my art.
I am constantly trying to improve my skills and attempt to reach high quality flutes in order to satisfy the needs of professional players meanwhile I also want to keep affordable students models to spread this great instrument widely and avoid making it too elitist.
During the last years, I decided to focus my work and studies on the Japanese Shakuhachi.
After a long period of diversification in my making, a new cycle starts now : my Bamboo way is getting straighter !
That was not an easy choice to let the making of many flutes behind me especially some loved ones but the art of crafting japanese Shakuhachi is very demanding, time consuming and needs a complete devotion to it.
I am now able to take time to study more, learn and experiment the traditional Urushi lacquering and other specific skills of the shakuhachi making.
I am mostly working on demand and ship orders world widely (see Policy);
I’ll be glad to guide you in the discovering of this rich instrument.