I am leaving soon for a one month trip in Japan !
The plan is :
One week in Tokyo where I will learn more about Ji-ari making with shakuhachi master craftsman Takahashi Toyomi and take lessons with Mizuno Komei (headmaster of Chikumeisha branch). I will also visit specialized shops (such as Mejiro) and maybe meet some lacquer master…
Then three weeks in north Kyushu (I don’t like staying over a week in a big city !) where my mission will be harvesting Madake bamboo which is abundant there.
I will be back to the rural side of Japan that I loved so much during my bicycle trip in 2010 (already 9 years…!)
So if you were planning to buy one the shakuhachi currently instock, please do that before November the 7th (I will leave the 10th) or wait until mid-December…