Certified Martial Arts Master
Independent-Style Shakuhachi Artist
Online Study Community
BUJUTSU & SUIZEN SHAKUHACHI
Workshop-store specialized in bamboo flute luthiery
Shakuhachi: A Song of Breath, Bamboo, and Being
Learn more about Mumon Ryu shakuhachi system and our Japanese bamboo flute study program and begin your journey of study and meditation with us.
The way of shakuhachi
BLOW YOUR MIND RIDE YOUR TONE
Zen through bamboo flute
Learn the secrets of the Mumon Ryu system and how to achieve mastery of one of the world's most complex instruments. Zapata sensei shares his own path on how to become a master of the shakuhachi by discovering your own tone.
About the master artist
Ricardo Zapata Shidoshi is a martial arts master certified by Japanese organizations, professional designer, musician, composer, teacher, luthier and independent-style shakuhachi artist. Zapata is a great researcher, creative and designer who has contributed greatly from his experience in education, design and music to the forgotten and poorly known bamboo aerophone of ancient China called shakuhachi, changing the history of the state of the art of this instrument from lutherie, proposing a design of cutting-edge mouthpieces of high precision that improve the experience of blowing and sound. Also his contribution in compositions and important musical ensembles for this instrument, as well as the establishment of a solid curricular study system to learn the mastery of this instrument breath by breath and based on self-discipline.
Exclusive shakuhachi designs
From the bamboo forests to the stage. Check out our collection of bamboo flutes, designs and exclusive aesthetics of master Zapata. Here the shakuhachi flute makes history.
Join our master course
The shakuhachi master course is the best professional learning guide that can offer you complete synchronous and asynchronous, breath-by-breath online support to achieve mastery and deep understanding of this instrument, art and discipline. Take the membership study plan that best suits your budget, needs and quest to deepen your knowledge in this art.
Contemporary shakuhachi music
Download Master Zapata's contemporary musical work dedicated to the soothing sounds of shakuhachi.