Shamisen Update

It’s the end of September of 2017 and I’ve been playing about 26 months now. The last year however have been extremely slow due to my work schedule which hasn’t given me much chance to really focus and practice. For about 4 months I was taking regular shamisen lessons with Kevin Kmetz in Japan via Skype which has…

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How to Make a Shinobue (a.k.a. fue)

I recently started making shinobue after 15 years of playing this wonderful instrument. I’ve studied many maker’s flutes and researched various kinds of flute making and finally started making my own. So I will share with you my process of making a fue. So, where do you get the bamboo for making a shinobue? Shino…

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Mind Blowing

Shakuhachi is the experience of blowing the mind. We attune with the breath and bamboo which opens portals of mystery and adventure; worlds which we create with our imagination and intention. The universe is a magical place and the shakuhachi is a beautiful talisman of great power for the player to use to make the…

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Year End

Dec. 25, 2013 Meri-kari shimasu! What a beautiful, relaxing month it has been so far after returning from Japan and Texas! The Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage was such as success, I am still feeling the positive effects from the Journey. I am starting to plan for 2015 as we already have people signed up! After returning…

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