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Through in-depth consultations with each player, we meticulously tailor the instrument's ergonomics to their individual needs. This ensures a professional playing experience that maximizes their comfort and interaction with their instrument. 

Once you've completed your purchase, we'll reach out to schedule a personalized video consultation. During this session, we'll discuss tailoring the product to your specific needs and take your measurements to ensure a perfect fit.


From the bamboo forests to the stage!. Professional custom-made bamboo flutes with exclusive cutting-edge precision mouthpiece designs, outstanding resonance, beautiful aesthetics, balanced, accurately tuned and playable in 3 registers.


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 best blowing and sounding experience.


The custom-made Mumon Ryu Jiari 地 在 りShakuhachi flutes blend the naturalness of cured and selected bamboo with the technology of inner coating adjusted in different diameters with special natural mixture and non-toxic varnish finish, to provide protection, durability, and a more lively tone unique and professional in each instrument.


Its precision inlay design mouthpiece is unique and designed by Maestro Zapata. Thanks to this cutting-edge mouthpiece design and accurate tuning, it can effortlessly play three registers (ryo, kan and daikan). The Jiari series is a type of flute made of thick root-end bamboo, with natural balance, perfect and impeccable aesthetics.


You can choose between two precision inlay mouthpiece designs: the Koumori utaguchi (蝙蝠歌口 - Singing bat mouth) or the Hicho-guchi (飛鳥口 - flying bird mouth). Each offers a different blowing and sound experience, which you can learn more about below. You can also customize the mouthpiece color, the holes location for a better ergonomic experience and choose the flute key.


Benefits of a KOUMORI UTAGUCHI Cutting-edge precision mouthpiece:

  • Its inverted triangular blowing area offers a distinctive timbre to the blow of the air in the inlaid design area.
  • By having a wide mouthpiece design and with a closed but deep circumference, it allows you to accurately obtain notations in its three registers, as well as to play with blowing effects, angles and directions to create different harmonics along its blowing edge..
  • Exclusive design found only in the Zapata sensei flutes.


Benefits of the HICHO-GUCHI Cutting-edge precision mouthpiece:

  • Its inverted triangular blowing area offers a distinctive timbre to the blowing of air in the inlaid design area.
  • The wide and deep design of the blowing edge allows you to freely play with different blowing effects, angles and directions to accurately create notations in 3 registers and different harmonics and overtones along its blowing edge.
  • Exclusive design found only on our flutes.


These shakuhachi are crafted from the finest selection root-end bamboo to create a perfect wind instrument with an unmatched tone that only the colombian bamboo can offer. 

This bamboo has been grown at 1000-1400 meters altitude and strengthened by different temperatures for almost 3 years. Cured and dried for 2 years before the flute is handcrafted in a delicate and patient process personally performed by master Zapata to obtain a flute ready for concert, studio recording or home training practice.

The quality of this bamboo is characterized by the fact that it has been used by the Colombian construction industry for many years in large-scale architectural constructions due to its physical-mechanical properties as a renewable alternative to conventional materials.

The flutes have a natural balance given by the weight of the same thickness of bamboo with root end. The beauty of the serration of their roots is preserved to give an unique and beautiful aesthetic. Most of them have a natural curvature that beautifies the instrument in its design. 

Our Yoshin flute collection extends from a low, warm and very high tonal range from E#3 to C7, offered in sizes ranging from 1.8 to 2.9 feet. All very comfortable to play due to the length of the flutes and ergonomic hole placement.


Each flute includes: Certificate of authenticity, incense flavoring, blowing and notation instructions sheet (fingering chart according to the key of the flute), deluxe clothing bag made of resistant fabric to protect the instrument (cloth bag is delivered according to availability, reference photo).  Flute stand sold separately. 


VERY IMPORTANT: When choosing bass flutes from key A 2.3 and up, please indicate the location of your hands when holding the flute, this information will be used to locate the holes of the flute you are ordering. We recommend listening to the video that shows each tone and tessitura of the instrument according to its key, so you can get a better approach to the sound, tone and key you are looking for. The longer the flute, the deeper the sound.

If you have any disability condition and this requires a special ergonomic design, please contact us immediately to study your particular case.
( ! ) Reference photos. 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 and cloth bag, are not included with the purchase of this product ( ! ).



( ! ) Each Shakuhachi is inspected and handcrafted by the master Ricardo Zapata. Professional bamboo flute instrument of high quality. All the zen flutes are made of selected colombian bamboo and each of them is labeled with the hanko of Ricardo Zapata (logo seal). This instrument has been accurately tuned. Quality audition proof to the owner personally made by Zapata Sensei to demonstrate the tuning and audio perfection for this instrument. ( ! )


( ! ) The MUMON RYU JIARI SERIES® BX3 KOUMORI-GUCHI and HICHO-GUCHI precision inlaid mouthpiece designs are the exclusive property and creation of master Ricardo Zapata©. Any copy or reproduction of these registered designs are prohibited. ( ! )





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  • Nuestras flautas claves D4, B3 y A3 con 100% compatibles con nuestros cursos.

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