Thursday, July 1, 2010
Shakuhachi Watch, June 30: Modern Komuso 2.0 Hocciku and a great 2.8 (UPDATED)
No self-respecting komuso should be without one: A 2.0 (C) shakuhachi-in-the-raw:
NICE 2.O HOCCHIKU SHAKUHACHI BAMBOO FLUTE PERRY YUNG
If you are interested in learning Nezasa Ha (Bamboo Grass sect) music with that penetrating, pulsing komi-buki breath, a 2.0 is a must and a well-tuned, raw jinashi (hocciku) like this one shouldn't be missed. Very hard to find, particularly one made by an experienced maker at an affordable price. This is such a one. Discounted from $600 to $450.
And then this Absolute No-Brainer from Perry if you are looking for a 2.8 and don't have 3-grand to spend on one:
2.8 nobekan shakuhachi with IVORY utaguchi inlay
Unbelievably good price.