1.8 Ji-ari Shakuhachi “SEIKADO” in D signed by Kitahara Kōzan  – restored by Chikudo

This master-crafted ji-ari from SEIKADO workshop is signed by its founder Kitahara Kōzan 初代 北原篁山 and made before WWII.
This shakuhachi has a rather mat and smooth sound compared to the modern Tozan flutes (due to a wider bore in the upper part).
I repaired a crack in the roots by inserting a silver inlay.
Ji-ari shakuhachi of an intermediate level.

Ji-ari Shakuhachi
Japanese Madake – 2 pieces  – 7 nodes
Length  :  545 mm
Weight :  400 gr
diameter at utaguchi  : int : 22.5 mm – ext : 36 mm
diameter at foot : int : 197mm – ext : 60 mm
Holes diameter : 10.5 mm
Tozan horn inlay
Urushi and silver rings

Laque Urushi rouge
Utaguchi cap


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