The original master
The love for Nature guided me to a passion respecting it.
The spirit with which I am moving forward in this path through Shakuhachi making is directly inspired by the plant itself.
The bamboo and its philosophical symbolism came to be rich in teachings for me. I find with that my own spirituality which I try to apply in my work from harvest to finishings.
In the first years, I was thinking I would make my ‘apprenticeship’ with bamboo before switching to ‘nobles’ woods and the wood-turned flutes but as the years passed, I realised how being forced to adapt myself to the material was placing me in a humble position.
Working with natural bore shapes me to accept a long journey building up intuition in relation to the plant.
After a decade, I acquired an experience on which I tended to feel proudly satisfied loosing in that way part of this humility.
Choosing to let all those other flutes behind me for which I was given recognition in order to study sincerely this demanding instrument (in which I was a beginner) led me again on the way of the eternal learner.
In this state of mind, I keep going on my bamboo way.