#AV-20-4 Restored Vintage Shakuhachi In Stock & Currently For Sale

Cat. # Size Key Description
AV-20-4 2.0' C

Kinko-ryu. Very rare 2.0' Ni Shaku Ni Sun inscribed with the hanko of Aoki Reibo I.

Aoki Reibo I (初世 青木 鈴慕) was born July 15, 1890 in Yokohama, Kanagawa ken. He was introduced to shakuhachi by his father and elder brother. At the age of 18, he began studying with the renown teacher Kawase Junsuke I from whom he received a shihan two years later. He also studied with the great Nezasa-ha player, Nagano Kyokuei. In 1909, Aoki Reibo I founded Reibokai. In 1921, established his own school, Tokyo Chikuyusha, and later directed of both Nihon Sankyoku Kyokai and Shakuhachi Kyokai. He passed away on July 2, 1955.

Aoki Reibo II (青木鈴慕), born 1935, succeeded his father as head of Reibokai. In 1999, he was awarded Japan's highest cultural designation, Living National Treasure (人間国宝 Ningen Kokuō).

More information about Reibokai
at Shakuhachi Grand Master Elizabeth Reian Bennett's website.

Completely restored and upgraded. Excellent condition other than hairline cracks above and alongside the 4th finger hole repaired many years ago. These cracks were recently stablized and reinforced with inliad rattan binding. The nakasugi joint and its decorative rings were fully restored to their origin condition.

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