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This professional study pack includes our shakuhachi flute jinashi yoshin series 1.8 and first cycle (introduction to shakuhachi) study membership plan 4-month of study into the shakuhachi master course, an online classroom equipped with asynchronous audiovisual study material along with 8 hours of tutoring for synchronous support in 1-on-1 sessions with the teacher by video conference that you can schedule every 15 days for your monitoring and progress.


Our new generation of Practice professional Jinashi shakuhachi Yoshin series offer internal coating technology of a thin inner layer of non-toxic varnish that protects the instrument and allows for better internal cleaning, preventing pathogens that saliva or other external agents can cause from lodging inside the tube, while preserving its rustic texture that keeps its authentic natural sound, a unique traditional earthy, dirty and bass oriented tone with medium and subdued treble. This flute has a natural blowing edge. All-natural external body varnished (optional) with the unique shades and color of Colombian bamboo. This flute series really offer the naturalness of bamboo sound in one blowing. Perfect resonance because the thick bamboo walls.


If you are looking for a bamboo flute with outstanding traditional sound, responsible resonance, aesthetics and impeccable appearance, balanced, accurately tuned: We present our Yoshin Series. A practice flutes made by master Zapata's finest personally selected root-end bamboo, to create a perfect wind instrument with an unmatched tone that only the colombian bamboo can offer. The flutes have a natural balance given by the weight of the same thickness of the bamboo with a root ending. The beauty of the teeth (base of rhizome) of its roots is preserved to give a unique and beautiful aesthetic. These mostly have a natural little curvature that beautifies the instrument in its shape. Cured in a delicate and patient process done personally by master Zapata to obtain a flute ready to studio recording and home study practice. The flute is sealed with the luthier's (Hanko) personal seal on the reverse and comes wuth a certificate of authenticity.


Customized shipping box Includes: D4 root-end shakuhachi, fragrance incense, blowing instructions sheet and fingering notation chart, cloth bag (delivered according to availability, reference photo). The flute stand is sold separately.

(!) This flute is 100% compatible with our shakuhachi courses. All our courses are synchronized with flutes in key D4. (!)


( ! ) You receive the same item in the photo (real product picture). All of our Shakuhachi flutes in this series are similar in bamboo appearance and aesthetics. The other decorative items shown in the photographs, other than the flute, cloth bag and online course activation, are not included with the purchase of this product ( ! ).




Build Your Shakuhachi Foundations in One Year


Synchronous online classes with the teacher and educational material to support your asynchronous training in a personalized online classroom. 

Purchase this study plan with a one-time payment, follow the steps to set up your student membership, schedule your class days and log in to your study classroom.




These study cycles are a comprehensive guide to understanding the art of shakuhachi and the discipline of blowing meditation (suizen). The course is based on the profound study experience of Master Ricardo Zapata's teaching-learning method.


It is a great study guide for people with or without experience in musical studies. This breath-by-breath online study guide teaches you basic concepts of the instrument in each cycle and level of study. With the shakuhachi master course you can learn: the basic postures, exercises and breathing patterns, history and philosophy of the art, how to blow and produce sound with the flute, play your first sonata from the first level and advance with a more complex musical repertoire that includes honkyoku or classic komuso sonatas (such as shika no tone, mukaiji reibo, kokuji, shinkyorei, kumoi jishi, honshirabe, among others). Traditional Japanese music and folklore and our own repertoire created in detail for you to develop mastery of the instrument. Improvise, learn Japanese musical grammar, learn musical composition, assemble with other musical instruments such as the koto, shamisen, guitar, piano, harmonize with other flutes.

Each study cycle includes detailed MP3 audios, explained and synchronized with phrase-by-phrase Japanese scores, contains high quality video files with detailed instruction of each sonata and instrument techniques, notation sheet and fingering chart with shakuhachi notes, each cycle comes with a complete instruction booklet in pdf format for your study and follow-up of the content of each cycle.  You receive 24 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring with Zapata sensei that you can schedule via zoom in your time zone. Course available in English and Spanish.


LEVEL 1 Introductory (SHODEN)
Cycle 1: Introduction to Shakuhachi I
Creating a solid foundation for practice.
Cycle 2: Introduction to Shakuhachi II
Learn the ancient genre and study your first honkyoku. The music of the Komuso.
Cycle 3: Introduction to Shakuhachi III
Closing the introductory level with a solid foundation. Get ready to get certified.


  • 1-year study membership Unlimited access from any device
  • Customized online classroom with user login
  • 3 study cycles activated in your classroom
  • 1 complete level of study method
  • Spanish / English language supported.
  • 24 tutoring sessions 1:1 with Zapata sensei (2 hrs/month)
  • Special discounts for webinars & tutorings
  • Opportunity to obtain an optional certification for proficiency and study time.
  • Valid only for shakuhachi online program
  • Flute not included.
  • Member agreement and T&C policy apply.




SKU: yoshin-1cycle
  • Place your pre-order on this product page. The photo of this product is a reference. All our flutes in this series are very similar and carry the same standard of finish, 100% taiwanese materials, unique Zapata master aesthetics and quality workmanship. This product is available in stock. A video will be recorded and shared with you, demonstrating the performance and quality of the flute we will send you, with photos of the product and the real live sound of the instrument. This product is not eligible for return or exchange (T&C apply).

    1. Take to the shopping cart your pre-order, read and accept our terms and conditions, privacy policies. And place your order providing your correct shipping address, phone number and full name (at this point your order has not yet been accepted and processed).

    2. Send the following requested documentation within 24 hours through our online chat, without it we will not process your order. After this time and without this information, your order will be canceled and will not be processed:

    2.1 Send your national identity document.
    2.2 Send a picture of you holding the same identity document you are sending us.
    (We request this information for your own safety and ours. We want to know that you are really the person placing the order, that you know our policies, terms and conditions and avoid online fraud).

    3. Make your payment from the payment instructions we will send you. Without this payment 100% credited to our account we will not process your order in our shop. 

    4. Watch the flute audition video when we send it to you and immediately fill out and sign the authorization form stating that you have clearly seen the video and that you agree with the instrument you have heard and seen, in appearance, materials and features, that we are sending to you and that you will receive by quality courier..

    5. Your flute is packed and shipped by mail, and you will be sent a tracking link that we can both follow (T&C shipping policy apply). You should be aware that this product may generate taxes when arriving in your country and it is up to you, not us, to pay these applicable taxes. 
    Enjoy your blowing & sound experience with this wonderful instrument. Feel free to contact us through our official channels on this page if you have any questions. We are always willing to answer.

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