|Members of the Koten-shakuhachi-kenkyū-kai, or Society for the Study of Classical Shakuhachi visited the Shimura Shakuhachi Museum in Osaka.|
|A 2.0 Kogetsu from the personal collection of Higuchi Taizan. |
Gyokusui III looks on in the background.
Komuso Mutake prepares to play an unusual chokan of Genpu Iwazimu, a komuso from the Taisha period.
|Playing a shakuhachi made by Watazumi, |
a master particularly revered in the West.
|A 6.0 shakuhachi of Genpu Iwazimu. So much caught the attention |
of those present that several makers afterward crafted their own 6.0s!
|Partially in view on the table, an old Myoan shakuhachi by maker |
Kondō Sōetsu and its 3D printer reproduction in yellow, which was
very light and nearly as resonant.