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Zapata Signature Shakuhachi


Jiari Shakuhachi Series





Limited edition

High-End/Quality Professional Bamboo Flutes. Effortlessly Accurate!
Mumon Ryu Jiari Shakuhachi Series is our special limited edition high-end flutes designed and handcrafted by Zapata sensei that features the best specifications, sound, look and technological design for the ultimate blowing and sounding experience ever.

The Mumon Ryu Jiari Series is available in Colombian and Makino* 桂竹 Taiwanese root-end bamboo with buffalo horn inlay precision mouthpiece references Koumori (Flying Bat) and Hicho (Flying Bird). Steel Blowing Blade (Aka: Shinobi Blowing Blade) is discontinued at this time. Special natural mixture inner coating technology and non-toxic colombian varnish and laquer (urushi*) depending the flute reference, for instrument protection, durability and sound refinement. Fully exterior body varnished. Robust root-end bamboo of great resonance and lively tone. Accurately tuned and playable in 3-full registers. 

These flutes have been handcrafted using the best selected bamboo cultivated at 1000-1400 meters of altitude and strengthened by different temperatures for almost 3-5 years. Cured and dried for 2-years before the flute handcrafting process. This is a brand new reduced stock of selected colombian and taiwanese bamboo. They are very strong bamboo species that are 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, as well as used by the Japanese and Taiwanese industry to build bamboo swords 竹刀 (the shinai used in kendo). Both of these bamboos have great longevity, elasticity, resistance and tremendous resonance because of their thick walls.

Product made of 100% Colombian and Taiwanese materials.



"I just purchased a wonderful Mumon Ryu Jiari Shakuhachi from your website. Your assistance helped me a lot during the process of choosing the flute!. The information and guidance you provided helped me a lot in deciding what type of shakuhachi to choose. Also your support was very helpful in placing my order and really made my purchasing easy and effortless. I appreciate all your assistance. Thank you very much. Best regards!"

K. Liaramantzas / Greece

"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 (...)"

S. Delaune / USA

"Puedo resaltar el trabajo de luthería en cada uno de los Shakuhachi de Zapata sensei, así como cada contenido de estudio que se encuentra en el aula online y la propia metodología que se sigue, aplicada a los diferentes niveles de estudio. Me gustaría recalcar como uno de los aspectos importantes para mí ha sido el gran trabajo que ha significado acercarme con sensei a la lutheria, al tener la posibilidad de poseer un instrumento personalizado para mi necesidad de discapacidad, viendo el proceso de creación de instrumentos y la elaboración de sus propios diseños de boquillas que rompen los esquemas de los diferentes diseños que representan escuelas tradicionales en Japón. Esto es un sello único del maestro Zapata." 


R. Moreno / Colombia

"La atención fue excelente, el tiempo de envío aun mejor y la flauta (G3 Hitoyogiri Bass flute) es una gema. Muy bello trabajo (...)"

F. 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."

J. Mattingley / Bali, Indonesia

Currency in American Dollars USD (Moneda en dolares americanos)

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The MUMON RYU JIARI SERIES® precision inlaid mouthpieces design BX3 KOUMORI®, HB2® and SBB® are the exclusive property and creation of master Ricardo Zapata. Any copy or reproduction of this registered design is prohibited.

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