法竹

Hotchiku

Hotchiku (法竹) bamboo of dharma is a Japanese end-blown aerophone, crafted from root sections of bamboo. The membranes at the nodes inside a hotchiku bore are not completely sand. Visibly and audibly raw and organic instruments, hotchiku are also called jinashi nobekan, “sans ji (a paste made of clay called tonoko and the urushi which is a highly allergenic lacquer, used to smooth the bore on modern shakuhachi), one-piece” Hotchiku are not cut in two pieces, unlike jiari shakuhachi.

2.85 jinashi nobekan

Hotchiku aka Jinashi which I craft is capable to play at least two octaves…more if you are an experienced player.

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