1.8 Kinko ji-ari shakuhachi in D – from “Tamai CHIKUSEN” – Restored by Chikudo

Here is a great example of the quality of master maker Tamai CHIKUSEN, this very famous maker was the master of most of the top makers of today.
Thus I was honoured to give back its voice to such a beautiful instrument. Indeed, it was very badly damaged by a split when I received it and I’m again proud to be able to close such bad cracks without any glue.
A shakuhachi of this kind deserved traditional rattan bindings (11 in total…a long job !) and is now completely secured. Of course, I had to fill the gaps and re-lacquer the bore as it was damaged by the crack.
You can see pictures of the restoring process of this shakuhachi on this article :

This ji-ari shakuhachi is powerfull, bright, accurate with a great response and nice chikuin.
A very nice professional level shakuhachi adaptable to whatever style you play.

This shakuhachi has been evaluated by Christophe Kazan Gaston, master Shihan from Shin Tozan Ryu school.


Kinko Ji-ari Shakuhachi
Japanese Madake – 2 pieces Nakatsugi-kan – 7 nodes
Length :  545 mm
Weight :  369 gr

diameter at utaguchi  : int : 21.5 mm – ext : 36 mm
diameter at foot : int : 19.5 mm – ext : 52 mm
Holes diameter : 11 mm
Kinko horn and silver inlay – 11 Rattan bindings
Urushi black lacquered bore
Silver and rattan rings


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