Shakuhachi Collection of Old
Ha! I was browsing through the old posts on Myoan Shakuhachi Blog and ran across this page: http://myoanshakuhachi.blogspot.com/2010/02/shakuhachi-collections.html – (Notice Brian RItchie’s collection 6 below mine… disgusting! And awesome. Also curious to know how many of those collections in the Myoan blog post are still the same. I’m betting none)
Ironically, I got half way down the page and recognized one of the collections as my own, way back in 2003 +/- (though the image was used in the 2010 Myoan blog post). After 14 years, I had completely forgotten about some of those flutes, and none are in my current collection. From left to right, they are:
Tai Hei 1.5
Tai Hei 1.8
Tai Hei Student 1.8
David Brown Redgum 1.8
I forget 2.something
And a collection of 8 shakuhachi by the same maker
As I remember, it was a composite image so the lengths are not to scale. That Mujitsu 2.4 is a fantastic instrument and has really made the rounds though the hands of some fine players, as well as immortalized on a few CD’s. Should have kept it, dang it!
Maybe soon I will post an updated photo of my current collection; I did just add a few of my all-time favorites to the bottom of the gallery page.