I was back from London WSF with 5 shakuhachi to repair in my bags…
Some of these works are quite reasonable, other more delicate with traditional inlaid rattant bindings and one of them is really challenging…!
1 Tozan (unknown maker), 2 Tom Deaver – 1 old Kinko (Nampo Shozan) – another pretty old kinko 2.0
I indeed felt that there was a need in Europe for proper repairing services which motivated me in studying and practising those skills from last year;
And without any special advertisement in London, I already find myself with a lot of demands.
Within the next months, restoring works will represent half of my working time at the expense of my shakuhachi making but it is still a very good way for me to study more the Ji-ari flutes from different makers and periods.