Shakuhachi bamboo flute making class

Shakuhachi bamboo flute making class

from 500.00

$260 USD per person

Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Number of Participants:

Use bamboo to carve your own shakuhachi flute, an instrument used for Zen Buddhist meditation


  • Location: Taito, Tokyo

  • 2 Hours

  • 2 people max.

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)

Calming creativity

The soft, haunting notes of the shakuhachi will transport you to a Japan of long-ago. These wooden flutes that have existed in their modern form since the 17th century, produce a truly authentic Japanese sound. With a range of sounds that reflect the various voices of nature, the shakuhachi has not only been used as a musical instrument, but as a spiritual tool that helps its players connect with nature. Originally used as in instrument in court music, the shakuhachi was then used by Zen Buddhist monks to play ‘honkyoku’ pieces during meditative practice that aimed to attain both enlightenment and alms. Today, shakuhachi is appreciated today for its expressive abilities that direct listeners towards nature. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be able to craft a striking instrument that showcases the rustic elegance of its source, the bamboo tree.

What you’ll do

Tour the studio and learn about the history and tradition of the shakuhachi. Then you’ll carve out your own shakuhachi from bamboo and learn how to play it!

Who can attend

Children must be 7+


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session 1 (11:00 - 13:00)
Session 2 (14:00 - 16:00)


20 minutes from Tokyo Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.


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