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The shakuhachi is an ancient Japanese musical instrument with a rich tradition. This bamboo, end-blown flute was most widely used during the Edo period of Japanese history. While this instrument was influenced by the kodai shakuhachi of China, Japan's shakuhachi is longer, thicker, and contains...

Japanese flutes have been a culturally important instrument for centuries, and they still play an essential role in modern Japanese culture today. These flutes, or Jinashi Shakuhachi, are made of bamboo and are played by blowing air through one end. These flutes are often still...