I get a lot of inquiries asking about the differences between the different styles of shakuhachi -Jinashi, Jiari, Hocchiku and wood mostly. Here is a collection of videos I posted on youtube over the years to compare and contrast the styles.
Here is a great article about the shakuhachi. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in purchasing a flute or just curious about the history and usage.
Shakuhachi:Muisc Myth and Memory. By Preston L.Houser