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390 shakuhachi?

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bamboo; L. 51.5cm
fingerholes: front 4, back 1

A part of the upper end of teh pipe is cut diagonally to form a blowing hole. A small piece of animal horn is set into the edge of the blowing hole so as to strengthen it. The player holds the instrument vertically.

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