Last day for Holiday shipping is Dec 13th!
Hi all, As many of you know, I make all my professional instruments by commission only. I started out as a struggling artist who could not afford a real shakuhachi so I made my own. That was over twenty years ago and I am still dedicated to bringing quality, functional instruments into the hands of those who can not afford today’s standard, fine-tuned instruments.
Just send an email on my contact page to let me know if you want a 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 or 2.5. The cost are $145 plus $9 domestic shipping ($56 International) for the 1.6 - 2.3 lengths and $165 for bass flutes 2.4 - 2.9. Each flute will be bound in topical nylon cord to prevent cracking for no additional charge. Also, each comes with the Yung Flutes Shakuhachi Kit for the Holidays!
EARTH Model shakuhachi are based on the earliest monks flutes that came into Japan via China and Korea. These are designed to be simple yet very functional and affordable instruments.
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EASY link to my music VIDEOS - http://yungflutes.com/guide/category/videos/
Teaching Schedule Update:
- Shakuhachi Making Workshop. Three Rivers College, Norwich, Connecticut 10am - 2pm, Feb 28, 2013. Details TBA
- Zen Mountain Monastery Arts Retreat - Shakuhachi Making and Playing, July 10 -11, 2014.
Welcome to the home of New York City performing artist and professional shakuhachi craftsman Perry Yung. My work in with this special instrument ranges from crafting and repairing of traditional flutes to performing in theater, recording for film and in concert with both traditional and contemporary music, most notably with the renown composer Vangelis (Qatar 2011). In 2002, I received support by both the American and Japanese governments to specifically study shakuhachi making and playing in traditional lineages. I received combined grants from the Japan-US Friendship Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and the International House in Tokyo that enabled me to travel throughout Japan to meet with both Zen and modern shakuhachi makers and master players. I was introduced to my main shakuhachi making and playing sensei, Kinya Sogawa, through my New York City shakuhachi teacher, Ralph Samuelson. Before I embarked on my journey to Japan, I had been performing on the shakuhachi in experimental theater productions internationally with La MaMa E.T.C. What I experienced in Japan was utterly fantastic and beyond the scope of an introduction. It would be both a privilege and honor to share that experience and encourage any questions what so ever.
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