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386 nanakō shakuhachi

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bamboo; L. 54.5cm
fingerholes: front 6, back 1
range: 2 1/2 oct.

An instrument with two finger holes more than the traditional file-hole shakuhachi. The holes have been added in an attempt to improve the capacity of the instrument to produce a chromatic scale. It was used by the Kinko school, but fell int disuse after World War II.

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