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Tokyo Sights

Roots Shakuhachi: The Bamboo Way

  • 3-1-17 Yanaka Map It
  • Tokyo

Updated 08/19/2013

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Once carried by itetarant Buddhist priests, the shakuhachi, a long bamboo flute, is one of Japan's most hauntingly soothing musical insturments. It is a testament to Japan's traditional aesthetic of elegant simplicity. At Roots Shakuhachi, customers can make their own shakuhachi. Budget ¥3,000 and thirty minutes to an hour to make your shakuhachi, and a little more time to learn the basics of how to play it.

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.Com So Koya, 3-1-17 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 110-0001, Japan

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  • Sat.-Sun., noon-sunset weekdays by reservation

Updated 08/19/2013


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