The shakuhachi had an immediate impact on my life the moment I heard sound resonating through the bamboo at a local tea shop I like to visit. I knew right away it was something that was going to be apart of my life. At the time I was actually working somewhere hired to remove bamboo (fate perhaps) hence the shakuhachi making began. It is a beautiful art that requires proper harvest times, curing of the bamboo and at the very minimum a 1 year dry time before the flute making even begins (tho it is all part of the process)
Making a Shakuhachi is like dancing with the bamboo, no piece is the same and each piece must be crafted in a way to fully express its own unique sound. The bamboo will speak if you listen, and each Shakuhachi is made to tell its own story. Embracing wabi-sabi truly allows a Shakuhachi to speak its own language. Wabi-sabi is a way of life that emphasizes simplicity, mindfulness, and a connection to nature. It encourages people to find beauty in the ordinary, to slow down and appreciate the present moment, and to accept the inevitable imperfections and transience of life.
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SHALOM - Psalm 37:4 - ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ་ཧྲཱིཿ