Bamboo Bass Flutes
Hochiku Chokan Shakuhachi
Professional High-Quality Long Bamboo Bass Flutes.
The bamboo of the Dharma
Blowing Meditation Sacred Tools
Long bamboo tubes are bass flutes, cataloged with the Japanese term Chokan, which literally translates to "long tube", also known as "hochiku" or bamboo of the dharma. Ranging from 2.1 to 3.0 feet in length. They are instruments that are directly associated with Buddhist meditative practice because of the low tones offered by the deep sound frequency.
These are high-end professional long bamboo shakuhachi flutes made with selected colombian root-end bamboo. The naturalness of bamboo sound. Perfect resonance because of the special thickness bamboo walls.
If you are looking for a flute with professional natural deep tone, responsible resonance, aesthetics and impeccable appearance, balanced, accurately tuned: You are in the right place. We are introducing our Shakuhachi Chokan Hochiku Series, high-quality long bamboo flutes. Professional flutes handmade by master Zapata's finest personally selected colombian with and without root-end strong bamboo, to create a perfect wind instrument with an unmatched tone that only the colombian bamboo can offers. The flutes have a natural balance given by the weight of the bamboo thickness. The Yoshin series has beautiful teeths on the root-end (The base of rhizome), the Hitoyogiri series is rootless. Yoshin series preserves the root-end to give unique and beautiful aesthetic. Both series mostly have a natural little curvature that beautifies the instrument in its shape. Cured and dried for 2-years before the flute handcrafting work in a delicate and patient process done personally by master Zapata to obtain a flute ready for concert, studio recording or home study practice.
This bamboo has been cultivated at 1000-1400 meters of altitude and strengthened by different temperatures for almost 3 years. Strong bamboo that is used by the Colombian building industry for many years in large-scale architectural constructions due to its physical-mechanical properties as a renewable alternative to conventional materials.
"I just received my new A3 Yoshin shakuhachi (bass flute). It's a beautiful object in and of itself and has a great bass sound. I'm very happy I decided to acquire this flute (...)"
Steve Delaune / USA
"La atención fue excelente, el tiempo de envío aun mejor y la flauta (G3 Hitoyogiri Bass flute) es una gema. Muy bello trabajo (...)"
Fernando Rojas / Colombia
"The experience was very smooth, friendly and held well. Communication was fast and helpful, and considering I'm in a different country halfway around the world, the flute arrived quickly. It's a beautiful flute, well tuned and well made. Many thanks."
James Mattingley / Bali, Indonesia